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Old 09-08-2011, 04:17 AM
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3 1/2 month old Lab puppy - how much to feed?

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I am not totally sure how much I should be feeding my LabxSamoyed puppy. She is 3 1/2 months old and growing lots. I have been feeding a bowl of dry dog food in the morning, with some in the kong plus 1/2 can of puppy wet food. Another kong of dry dog food at lunch and at dinner, a bowl of dry food and 1/2 can of wet.
She has had very loose stools this week (I've had her for about 10 days) so I tried taking the wet food away and they firmed up a bit, reintroduced the wet yesterday and they went loose again.

How much do you think she should be fed, and should I be trying with a different brand of wet food? I assume she should be having more than just dry at her age to aid healthy growth etc.

She is always hungry when it comes to food times and often spends time sniffing the floor for food the other times!
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I am assuming that the 'dry food' that you refer to is a complete kibble and not a biscuit mixer used as a filler?? If that's the case then you don't need to add wet food if it doesn't agree with your puppy's constitution.

I'm not sure how much a 'bowl full' is but if you check the guidlines on the bag of a good quality food and follow their recommendations then you won't go too far wrong. I would also recommend that you buy a food specifically for large breed puppies. Labs can be a greedy breed (if I was a dog I think I'd be a Lab!!) and are prone to becoming overweight so I'd probably be more precise with the amounts I was feeding and not fall for the Oliver Twist line 'more please.......'
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What are you feeding?

Sounds like a huge amount of food.
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