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    Hello, me again lol


    We currently have Sookie on Advance - but we are now confused by how much she should be eating.

    This is the feeding guide (hope the link is ok)
    Products | ADVANCEĀ® Pet Nutrition

    She is 3.7kg and is 8 weeks on Wednesday. Can anyone help us with how much she should be getting???

    Thanks

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    I am afraid that I have never, in over 30 years of owning dogs, gone to the trouble of weighing, deciding how much dogs should have.

    Maybe it makes me a bad dog owner but none have died yet.

    With puppies I put the food in front of them. What they didn't eat was taken away in 15 minutes so I am no help to you.

    Now as adults they have access 24/7 to dry food and get some raw at night.

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    I go against the grain in so many things.
    My dogs are my dogs and they fit in around me as I fit around them. Just go with gut feel

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    I have always fed my dogs by looks.

    If they look too fat, I reduce the amount I feed. If they look too skinny, I increase it.

    If they eat and look like a pregnant dog, I reduce it. If they eat and look at me like they are starving hungry (well, actually I ignore this look on my Pugs) I'll feed them more.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    I think it also goes in with how much excercise the dog gets, of course this is when they are a few months older, I agree with anne though, an di, gut is always best. after a week or two you will know whether to increase or reduce the feed

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    I fed my kelpie on Advance too since the breeder fed that to him to begin with. Like Anne, I just fed him by looks at the waist.

    I was told by the breeder to just feed him a handful each meal. I started with that and then from his waist size, adjusted how much I needed to feed him from then on.

    Edit: I was also told by the vet at RSPCA that you don't need to follow what it says on the package - it's just a way to make you feed more, run out of kibble faster, then buy more.

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    I am also more like Di, Anne, & Kaer. I think people overfeed their dogs (and ourselves...myself included) nowadays than the other way around which IMO can be more damaging....

    I did not look at the link but i would think the pack comes with feeding guide...so not entirely sure what the issue is...
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    It is really odd but for the first time in 30 odd years I do have a very heavy dog. The other two are fine.

    She (since birth here) has been the different shaped, roly poly guts on the nipple. Last to get up and move pup out of the 4.

    I have been watching and monitoring her. She eats no more than the others. Hmmmm.

    She has thrown back to the border collie build.

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    That link is the only feeding guide on the pack. Tad confusing.
    I think what she is on right now is fine hubby was concerned we were over feeding her. She is a lab so don't want her to put on too much!

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    Like everybody else in here, I never go with the recommended amounts on packs.

    Like with children, you seem to get a feel fr how much they need. And a good way to judge is by size like someone else said. If you google dog size, ou will get some information about waist and ribs coverage etc hat you can use as a guide....I go by the basic "ribs should be felt but never seen" if that makes sense.

    Ive never had a chubby dog though with pippi it did take a bit of adjusting as we were used to much larger dogs so she did get to the high end of her healthy size IMO LOL

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