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    I was told that you should feed your dog 10% of it's body weight
    Is this true ?
    For instance, if your dog is 70kilo
    you should feed 700grams of food..

    Anyone ??

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    Looks like crap to me.

    It depends on the calorie/kilojoule content of the food. And how active your dog is. As well as how big your dog is (or will grow to be).

    usually there is something written on the side of the packet. And you can cut that back for a dog that is desexed - by about 1/3.

    Even if you're feeding mostly raw meat - different bits of meat from different animals - have different calorie content.

    So a blanket rule of x grams of food per x grams of dog - is not credible (aka Bull).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Lady View Post
    I was told that you should feed your dog 10% of it's body weight
    Is this true ?
    For instance, if your dog is 70kilo
    you should feed 700grams of food..

    Anyone ??
    Hi Lucky Lady,

    I have never heard 10% as a figure used as a correct amount to be fed to pups.

    If you are still feeding raw to your pups or not, have a look at this site : BARF Products under feeding recommendations - I think you will find your answer there.

    For an adult dog the % amount is usually between 2 - 3% of the pup's body weight.

    Hope this helps !

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    Hi Lucky Lady,

    Depends on what you are feeding your pups, we feed RAW so for us it is about 2.5% of their body weight for them to maintain their weight and not lose or gain any, if we need one of them to gain steady amount of weight then we up it to 3.5% and decrease it back to 2.5% once they are at the weight they need to be at. Compton for e.g weighs 29kg so he gets fed about 700grams a day to maintain his weight, Halli weighs about 22kg so she gets fed 550 grams and so on and so forth. RileyJ is right, it is 2-3%, but we find it easier to just sit in the middle.
    I am not sure if it is the same with dry food or canned food.

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    I don't use any guidelines when feeding my dogs. Each dog gets slightly different food dependent upon what they use through self exercise, size, age etc. That's worked out simply by looking at them and tweeking their food here and there.
    My breed requires a certain amount of fat to maintain weight, I don't overfeed muscle protein as I like a dog to grow slow. You have to work out what your breed needs most and the individual dog.

    So I wouldn't worry too much about quantity guidelines go by what your eye sees; are your dogs maintaining a nice weight, teeth, skin and coat & what's coming out the other end. If you going down the raw path keep it balanced or buy the pre-packaged stuff, though with your size dogs it will be pricey.

    Sometimes what one dog doesn't need I put into one or two that does, my Gordon and the Whippets could live on the crappiest diet and thrive, but my Saluki is proving to need a more complex and expensive diet so he's going grain free kibble & BARF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    I don't use any guidelines when feeding my dogs. Each dog gets slightly different food dependent upon what they use through self exercise, size, age etc. That's worked out simply by looking at them and tweeking their food here and there.
    My breed requires a certain amount of fat to maintain weight, I don't overfeed muscle protein as I like a dog to grow slow. You have to work out what your breed needs most and the individual dog.

    So I wouldn't worry too much about quantity guidelines go by what your eye sees; are your dogs maintaining a nice weight, teeth, skin and coat & what's coming out the other end. If you going down the raw path keep it balanced or buy the pre-packaged stuff, though with your size dogs it will be pricey.

    Sometimes what one dog doesn't need I put into one or two that does, my Gordon and the Whippets could live on the crappiest diet and thrive, but my Saluki is proving to need a more complex and expensive diet so he's going grain free kibble & BARF.
    I think everyone should consider this when feeding.
    I used to follow the instructions but there is a time
    when she gained massive weight and I have to cut
    down her intake as we are stuck to a daily exercise
    routine
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    Sometimes what one dog doesn't need I put into one or two that does, my Gordon and the Whippets could live on the crappiest diet and thrive, but my Saluki is proving to need a more complex and expensive diet so he's going grain free kibble & BARF.
    Mac, Which brands of kibble are grain free?
    I'm being lazy! It's easier to ask than to research all the brands ...

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    10% of body weight worth of what?

    If i am feeding raw, that's about right, for a pet dog. But depends what you are putting in. For pohm, i have to add bulk (cereals), as she's a piglett. For bernie i have to add something really tasty, like pilchards or whatever oily fish is cheap when im making it, plus meat that is 'high' is always a winner with Bernie.

    I go on 'rough visual image' of how much, then look at my dogs. Are they maintaining weight, glossy, covered at least thinly for Bernie. He's' high octane', so requires more than pohm who's a sun baker. Pohm's more 'high methane', and requires less.

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    I'm feeding the Saluki Canidae. There are a couple of different ones, lamb, beef and chicken and a combo I think. The one that I was recommended to feed him was the Canidae From The Sea.

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    I feed my dog according to ribs ....annabelle would love it if I fed her 10% and she would be the size of a house. Katy gets a lot more as she is always very lean under all that coat.

    So each dog is fed as per individual dog. I go up and down a lot too...More in Winter, more when doing a lot of water training, less in Summer, unless training and so on
    Pets are forever

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