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Now as humans they say it takes us about 7 minutes until we feel satisfied or full, does this same rule of thumb apply to Puppies/dogs? Benny will eat his scheduled amount in the AM and PM but right after he is still looking for food does it take time for them to feel full like Humans?

I think he has grown up to be American bull dog mix, he was adopted as a border collie/boxer Here is a most recent pic of Benny am I right in assuming he is an American bulldog mix?




Right now I think he’s about 7-8 months old and he’s at 60 pounds just by this how big you think Benny will get? I am thinking about 85 because within the past 2 month he had a major growth spurt.
 

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Some dogs are like guppies and will eat until they die. Their wild ancestors never knew for sure where the next meal was coming from, so they ate when they had the opportunity and they were always looking for opportunities.

I cannot relate to a dog that won't eat. I've never owned one. I will not test my dogs to see if they would eventually stop eating, because I don't believe they would.
 

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RonE, you're lucky....a dog that won't eat is a difficult thing......

He could be going through another growth spurt and need more food, or just be growing period and need more food. My thing is...if my puppy still looks hungry or is looking for more food, I'll give her more. She's growing and needs food...no harm in giving her more, she'll play it off anyways.
 

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at 60 pounds i have been giving him 5.5-6 cups of kibbles day and mix it with either wet food or some scrambled eggs... But if he is franticly looking for more food i will put down another cup kibbles and leave that for him to eat, then i come home and he still eats dinner... should i feed him maybe more kibbles during AM and PM feedings? or should i add more canned food?
 

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Feed according to the recommended kilo calories per day. That can/should be adjusted based the dogs activity level on a particular day.
 

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I would like to introduce you to Brutus, my basset hound. The guy is a belly on four legs. He is constantly looking for food. One time I read the label on the dog food wrong and gave him him his entire daily allowance of food at one meal. He scarfed it down in a heartbeat. Less than 5-10 minutes later, I came back into the room and discovered him with his head in the dog food bag going to town. If I gave him unlimited access to food, the guy would eat until he passed out, then get up and eat again. And he's not underfed at all. He's a tad on the heavy side.
 
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