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    How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    I feed my Papillon (6lbs) just under 1/2 cup of Orijen a day. I have a very active dog by the way. About 1-2 hours of running a day not including walks and sometimes playtime with other dogs.

    I'm just curious because I've never had a dog over 30 pounds and I have no idea how much for example a 50 lbs dog would eat or an 100 lbs dog.


    What about you? What breed or mix or mutt is your dog?

    How much do you feed your dog?

    What kind of dog food do you feed?

    How heavy is your dog?
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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Sasha is a yorkie/maltese mix and definitely not a big eater at all.

    I feed her 1/4 cup of kibble and free feed it for the day. I always toss out the food after its been sitting for a day and give her a fresh bowl in the morning. Typically, she doesn't really eat until the evening. If she happens to eat in the morning, then I'll give her 1/8 cup for dinner to hold her over for the night, but for the most part, she only eats 1/4 cup a day. She doesn't throw up bile, she's not underweight/overweight and seems very happy.

    Currently she's on Innova EVO and I plan on rotating between that, Taste of the Wild and Orijen. I like to give her a variety to keep her interested and usually change the flavor after every bag.

    She weighs about 8lbs.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    When my dogs were on kibble the 44 pound one got two meals of 2/3 cup each and the 33 pound dog got 2 meals of 1/2 cup each. so 1 1/3 cups a day and 1 cup a day. The last kibble I fed was Canidae and Wellness. They got at least an hour walk a day and a couple short training sessions and were kept lean for agility.

    Now the 44 pound dog gets about 16 ounces of home cooked food a day and the 38 pound dog gets 10 ounces of raw food a day. Still lean - the 44 pound dog needs to be lean to keep her on her feet. Younger dog is still doing agility.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    My 5lb Yorkie eats about 1/4 cup either EVO or Instinct, and 60lb Lab eats 3 cups of Kirkland

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Rocky is a 3 month old Boston Terrier/Pomeranian Mix weighing 10 pounds right now.

    I feed him 1/2 cup twice a day of Blue Buffalo Lamb and Rice puppy food.

    He also gets treats when he poos/pees outside and when we train him. Small liver training treats.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Kina Cavalier/Bichon mix is currently eating California Naturals Lamb Meal and Rice puppy. She gets a cup a day (1/2 in the morning 1/2 in the evening). she's approximately 9 pounds.

    Sadie Lhasa/Bichon mix is on a diet at the moment, she's on California Naturals Rice and Lamb low fat. She gets 3/4 of a cup, 1/4 in the morning and 1/2 in the evenings. I'm umbarrassed to say she's currently 18 pounds. She should only weight around 12 to 15 pounds.
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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    17 lb PRT eats 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening of Great Life. a squirt of salmon oil on his breakfast. full tummy with all that protein- he's a great slleper who poops twice a day like clockwork!
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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Buster is an almost 6 month old male Saint Bernard. He eats 1 2/3 cups of Taste of the Wild 3 times a day (5 cups total). Current weight is 83.6lbs.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    What breed or mix or mutt is your dog? Trent's a German shepherd puppy, currently 5 1/2 months old (24 weeks)

    How much do you feed your dog? He gets 2 1/2 - 3 cups of kibble a day depending on his activity level that day, plus some training treats and a yummy meaty bone (raw bone).

    What kind of dog food do you feed?
    Orijen Large Breed Puppy, but we'll be switching to Orijen Adult soon.

    How heavy is your dog?
    As of Sunday, he weighed 59 lbs. I haven't measured him at the withers yet, but I'd make a guess of 22 or 23 inches tall.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Lucy is a female Yorkie/Bichon Mix, she's 7 months old today and weighs about 11lbs.

    She's currently being offered 1/2 cup of Iams Smart Puppy twice a day. Sometimes she eats it and sometimes she doesn't, she does however eat Iams better than Nutro which is what she was previously on.

    I am currently researching better kibble for her. Torn between Blue Buffalo, Wellness and TOTW.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    I'm currently feeding my 3 year old, 20 lb American Eskimo 1/2 cup or so of Wellness Core a day. I pour the entire full half a cup in the bowl in the morning, take away whatever he doesn't eat and then put it back down at night where he either finishes it off or nearly finishes it off. I also give a treat for going in his crate at night/when i leave the house, and a treat inside his Kong toy sometime in the afternoon.

    I plan to add TOTW, Orijen and Blue Wilderness or Innova Evo to his rotation after every bag.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Belle's a 110 lb German Shepherd/Rottie mix. She's fed 3 cups of TOTW a day.
    Shadow's a 23 lb Shih Tzu/Poodle mix. He's fed 3/4 cup of TOTW a day.

    Both dogs' food is divided into 2 meals.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    I have a half dozen dogs ranging from 60lbs to 130lbs. Mine all get raw. Most get a couple lbs a day except my XL GSD, Yansa. He self regulates on gorging/fasting. He will eat from 3-9lbs of meat and then may go a couple days eating nothing. He stays on the slim side where with the rest of my guys I have to closely monitor what the eat or they'll all get as round as little pumpkins. Ok, maybe big pumpkins.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiyo-Fir View Post
    What about you? What breed or mix or mutt is your dog?

    How much do you feed your dog?

    What kind of dog food do you feed?

    How heavy is your dog?
    I have two Labrador Retreivers.

    Belle is about 65 lbs and I feed her about 2-3 cups of Purina One Large Breed Adult every day. (1-1.5 cups twice a day) I mix in a little bit of Alpo or Purina canned food.

    Penny is 55ish lbs (she's a puppy, so she's still growing) and she gets about 4 cups of Purina One Large Breed Puppy every day. (2 cups twice a day) Again with a little bit of canned food mixed in.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    2% of the dogs weight in raw once per day.

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Bailey is 9 months old and 16 lbs. I feed him 1/2 cup of Orijen Puppy twice a day. He used to eat it all but lately has been eating about 3/4 of it. I'm in the process of transitioning him to EVO and will probably stick with a cup a day. He also gets two puppy kongs a day filled with kibble (taken from his meal) and 1/4 slice of american cheese. Cheese keeps him from barking when I leave

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Lauren's an Australian Shepherd. 4 months old. Uhm about 3 cups? I really should feed her more, but she's not very active at the moment. She weights 19 pounds so far and she eats Wellness Just for Puppies.
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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    All my dogs get Acana or Orijen and I always switch up the kinds, except the puppy he always gets puppy food.

    Nicky-12lb dachsie-1/2 cup a day
    Mojo-10lb chihouhua-whatever he wants, some days he eats over a cup and some days he will barely eat anything
    King-100lb anatolian shepherd-4 cups a day
    Smoky-30lb norwegian elkhound-2 cups a day
    Missy-30lb pitbull border collie cross-3 cups a day
    Thor-the bullmastiff alaskan malamute cross puppy- probably close to 70lbs now-4 cups a day

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    kaiya free eats her EVO and siljky free eats natural science small bites

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    Re: How much do you feed your dog? (Just for fun)

    Sarge is a 15 week old American Bulldog (almost 4 months old).. He currently gets 3-4 cups of Legacy puppy food a day -- 3 times a day he is fed. He weighs around 40+lbs.. I am actually going out in a bit to get him weighed!
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