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Hi Guys,
I know I posted not so long ago about feeding a kibble, now that I have chosen one, I want to ensure I am feeding the right amount.

We have gotten the Acana Puppy and Junior for our Miniature Schnauzer.
We were feeding 1/4 each feeding (3/4 a day) of the Urban wolf mixture, and are little bit at a loss about the kibble. We started with mixing it in with his current food and made the eventual switch this morning.

On the package it mentions that Merlin -being about 6-7lbs- should be getting about 1 and 1/4 cups of the kibble. So we have been feeding a little less then 1/2 each meal. However, after finding the small breed package (which I was not aware of till this morning) it says to feed 3/4- 1 cup - as in 1/4 each feeding. UGH.


My worst nightmare is an unhealthy overweight dog.
We have an appointment for tomorrow for his 12 week shots, so I will be asking portions then.

Advice welcome :):doh:
 

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At 12 weeks old, I wouldn't worry about overweight problems yet. Puppies need to eat and growing. :)

I'm sure he'll be fine. Just keep an eye on his body condition and worry about weight more as he gets older.

Kibble guidelines usually *are* an over-estimate. But for a growing pup, I'd probably just follow what they say.
 

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I usually don't follow guidelines, not even for pups. However, I'd start there and adjust as necessary. If puppy gets a bit pudgy, cut back. A bit thin, add more. It's pretty simple.
 

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I usually don't follow guidelines, not even for pups.
Same here.

I feed 3 times a day,and I dont worry too much about the exact amounts because my dogs would never eat the amount they are "supposed" to eat ;) I used to worry about them under eating before,but they eat what they eat and I cant force them to keep up with a chart lol.
As long as your dog isnt over weight or too skinny,is acting normal (playing etc) then you really dont have to worry too much about amounts :)
 
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