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P101

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46 months

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I'm asking this as on the packet's that we feed her (12 week old Labradoodle estemated to be between 25 - 27KG adult weight) it says we should give her 10 - 12 packets (150g each) a day!!!! that seems a massive amount. We currently give her 1/2 packet in the morning 1/2 for lunch and a full one in the evening all mixed with royal cannine dry mix. Is this just the company trying to get your dog to eat as much as possible so you buy more?

bexVN

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99 months

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What's the wet food?

The guide is likely to be if you were just feeding wet. When wet and dry get mixed it changes the ratios but will need more info on the makes and the amount of dry you're measuring out.

But the best guide is regular weight checks.

Our practice see most pups once a month for flea and worming. The owners buy the products we apply it (foc appt) and get chance to ck the pups body condition and adjust diets/ feeding amounts accordingly

pikeyboy

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102 months

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I always let my pups eat as much as they like. Going by what you're told on the side of the pack often leads to a skinny pup.

P101

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boy said:
I always let my pups eat as much as they like. Going by what you're told on the side of the pack often leads to a skinny pup.
If I did that, I think she would pop, she eats her food in the utility room then runs into the kitchen and tries to shove our other dog out of the way to get to her food.

P101

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bexVN said:
What's the wet food?

The guide is likely to be if you were just feeding wet. When wet and dry get mixed it changes the ratios but will need more info on the makes and the amount of dry you're measuring out.

But the best guide is regular weight checks.

Our practice see most pups once a month for flea and worming. The owners buy the products we apply it (foc appt) and get chance to ck the pups body condition and adjust diets/ feeding amounts accordingly
The wet food we give her is Wainwright's dogs best friend puppy 6 weeks to 1 year. I am concerned about her over eating, she's a pig! but at the same time want to make sure she gets enough food. In comparison our other dog is more a grazer, she will have a couple of mouthfuls then go away and come back for more later. We have to feed them separately to allow our older dog a chance to eat her food.
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Superficial

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62 months

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What are you feeding her on?

If it's a low quality food (Chappie, Bakers) you're advised to feed more to compensate for it. Higher quality foods (Applaws, Orijen) are fed in smaller amounts, and with that taken into account are usually more economic to feed as well as better for your puppy.

P101

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Superficial said:
What are you feeding her on?

If it's a low quality food (Chappie, Bakers) you're advised to feed more to compensate for it. Higher quality foods (Applaws, Orijen) are fed in smaller amounts, and with that taken into account are usually more economic to feed as well as better for your puppy.
I'm not sure how Wainwrights compares to other puppy food, we will only give it to her until she is old enough to eat what our other dog eats, boiled chicken breast, diced beef etc Our other dog won't touch tinned dog food.

Superficial

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P101 said:
I'm not sure how Wainwrights compares to other puppy food, we will only give it to her until she is old enough to eat what our other dog eats, boiled chicken breast, diced beef etc Our other dog won't touch tinned dog food.
Middle of the range, so she shouldn't be so hungry on it. I'm sure the answer to this will be yes but is she wormed up to date?

She could just be greedy; they have to be competitive in a litter or they don't get a look in. If you think she's genuinely hungry and not just scrounging extras maybe change one of her meals each day from dog food to chicken, raw or cooked.

P101

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Superficial said:
Middle of the range, so she shouldn't be so hungry on it. I'm sure the answer to this will be yes but is she wormed up to date?

She could just be greedy; they have to be competitive in a litter or they don't get a look in. If you think she's genuinely hungry and not just scrounging extras maybe change one of her meals each day from dog food to chicken, raw or cooked.
Yes she is wormed and everything is up to date. I think she is very greedy. Can you give a dog raw chicken?? I have heard of this before and people giving their dogs whole chickens, but never had the nerve worried about poisoning and splintered bones.

Superficial

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P101 said:
Yes she is wormed and everything is up to date. I think she is very greedy. Can you give a dog raw chicken?? I have heard of this before and people giving their dogs whole chickens, but never had the nerve worried about poisoning and splintered bones.
Yep, raw chicken and other meats are fine and healthy to feed. Raw bones do not splinter, only cooked ones smile If you're feeding raw alongside a complete diet then you don't have to worry about getting quantities of offal, bone etc right, just don't feed RAW and complete dry food in the same meal as they are digested differently. I.e. half a chicken carcass for breakfast, complete food for dinner will be fine. Give it a try, nothing to lose and it has lots of benefits.

P101

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Superficial said:
Yep, raw chicken and other meats are fine and healthy to feed. Raw bones do not splinter, only cooked ones smile If you're feeding raw alongside a complete diet then you don't have to worry about getting quantities of offal, bone etc right, just don't feed RAW and complete dry food in the same meal as they are digested differently. I.e. half a chicken carcass for breakfast, complete food for dinner will be fine. Give it a try, nothing to lose and it has lots of benefits.
Thanks, I might give that a try, are you talking about any old chicken? i.e. off the shelf from Tesco? Cant dogs get Salmonella?

Jasandjules

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P101 said:
Yes she is wormed and everything is up to date. I think she is very greedy. Can you give a dog raw chicken?? I have heard of this before and people giving their dogs whole chickens, but never had the nerve worried about poisoning and splintered bones.
Have a look on one of the threads and you will see what our dogs get. Raw chickens, raw liver, raw kidneys, raw hearts, raw beef, raw chicken carcasses..... Puppies can also eat the same stuff.

Don't give them cooked meat/bones, but raw is ok.

There are however a lot of websites to look at if you want to move onto raw feeding.

Superficial

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P101 said:
Thanks, I might give that a try, are you talking about any old chicken? i.e. off the shelf from Tesco? Cant dogs get Salmonella?
You can buy it from supermarkets if you like, but if you go to your local butcher you'll probably also get a fair amount of freebies. There's also online RAW suppliers such as Landywoods, Raw 2 Go etc.

Dogs can become ill from salmonella but it's very, very unlikely to affect an otherwise healthy dog. Equally, salmonella is found in dry commercial kibble so it's six of one and half a dozen of the other. Have a read of this to put your mind at ease: http://www.ehow.com/about_6129964_raw-dog-food-sal...
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