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Emma-Louise



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Help needed with packet instructions Reply with quote

Me again!

The vets gave us a couple of freebie bags of puppy food, but I'm having trouble understanding how much to feed Belle....

I've taken a pic of the instructions (please see below)... she is 8 weeks old.... but I've no idea whether I need to feed her 150g, 200g, 240g or 270g?

Please help!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess at 270 as I'd expect an adult dalmatian bitch to weigh 25kg. You read it as the expected adult weight and the current age, hope this helps
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Emma-Louise



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Fred,

I've been studying it a bit more and thought it must mean the 240 or 270.....

It just seems like so much food! Eva our 3 year old has 200g a day but then she didn't fully develop, so is a medium sized doggie!

At the moment we're feeding her her allocation over 4 feeds a day, should we knock this down to 3 as the packet also suggests?

Also, she eats so quickly, she literally hoovers the food up without chewing, the vet said for us to keep adding water to the food because of her doing that....... he also said for us to try and get her to chew the food..... how on earth do we do that?

So many questions!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Emma Louise

Fred22 beat me to it, Yes 270grams.

I would split over 4 meals, you could soak half and hand feed some of the dry half or stuff in a kong toy with a bit of peanut butter so she has to lick it out.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have four dals and feed them dried food and "float" it in water. I add enough water to cover the dried food (usually use water from the kettle and mix with some cold so it is luke warm) It doesn't slow two of ours down very much, they seems to just inhale the food, but the other two do actually pick out one kibble at a time and chew their food Confused
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Emma-Louise



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I shouldn't worry then, because how could I possibly make her chew! Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogs don't have teeth designed to chew; their molars are for slicing, not crushing and grinding, and their jaws are hinged to only go up and dow, not side to side. If a piece of food is small enough to be swallowed then it will - they will gnaw at a large piece till they've cut off a bit small enough to swallow, but they don't chew their food like we do, or like herbivores do.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ETA (can't reach the Edit button because the posts are too wide!)

Some dogs will pick at food and bite things into smaller-than-necessary
pieces, but that's not the norm, and their food will still
be swallowed in a size that would make us gag!
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