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I don't think they're trying to make you feed more, it's just a general guideline. As long as your dogs are eating, and maintaining a healthy weight, it doesn't matter what the guide on the packaging says.

I do wish you'd consider a better food though, Eukenuba isn't all that good.
 

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Every dog is different, and the guidelines are just a 'general baseline'. For some dogs, that amount may be too much or too little. Also keep in mind, that the more filler a dog food has, the more you have to feed in order to give them proper nutrition.
 

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It's not uncommon for food bags to recommend more food than your dog needs. Keep an eye on his build and adjust accordingly. You should be able to feel your dog's ribs, but not see them, and see a visible tummy tuck both from the side and from the top.
 

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My small dog T-Bone eats Eukanuba, and let me tell you, he is healthy and strong. 5 years old and feistier than ever. My uncle is a Vet and he recommends this Eukanuba dog food to many of his clients including my dog. Mind you, he has been practicing for about 30 years now, so I can assure you that he knows his stuff. My dog likes the taste also!
 

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My small dog T-Bone eats Eukanuba, and let me tell you, he is healthy and strong. 5 years old and feistier than ever. My uncle is a Vet and he recommends this Eukanuba dog food to many of his clients including my dog. Mind you, he has been practicing for about 30 years now, so I can assure you that he knows his stuff. My dog likes the taste also!
I'm not sure about that!

http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/showproduct.php?product=107&cat=all

Especially where they state that they use citric acid as a preservative which when premoisten can cause bloat in large breed dogs!! Not something I want to be feeding Fido, especially when I for one, sometimes like to give my dogs a warm meal and premoisten their food with beef broth!
 
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