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Old 06-30-2007, 10:26 AM   #1
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Default Hungry puppy.How much food?

We have a 10 week old cavalier King Charles puppy.
He is being fed on Wafcol salmon and potato puppy food.
He looks very well on it and is a very happy little chap.
He has about 130 - 150 grms daily. 1 meal dry 2 soaked.He looks good,neither too fat or too thin.
The problem is that he seems to be hungry. Do I feed him more? How do I know if it is too much?
I have at last found a place that sells the mason pearson hairbrushes.I have been told that these are the best for grooming dogs.Which type is the best to buy?

Hair Brushes - Mason Pearson

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Old 06-30-2007, 10:38 AM   #2
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For a pup that young you can feed just about as much as the pup can eat. I would feed 3 times a day and start with 2 cups of food; sounds like a lot but a 10 week old puppy is growing very fast and needs the extra food. Let your pup eat as much as it likes for about a 30 interval and then remove the food till the next feeding. Cut the food back at about 3 months to less but feed twice a day instead of 3 times and still feed about 2 cups each time. This can vary form food to food as some foods are more nutrious and require less be fed. It is best to use the insrtuctions on the bag as a guide only and adjust as you see fit. If the dog is loosing weight feed more.

As for the brushes I have never heard of them so I can't help you there.

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Old 06-30-2007, 10:54 AM   #3
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How much is a cup full? I looked at the instructions on the bags but they did not seem to apply to his weight.
The brushes are meant to give a really silky sheen to the coat.

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Old 06-30-2007, 01:41 PM   #4
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A standard measuring cup. If you are in the UK which I beleive you are I am not sure what that translates into. 250 ML ?

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Old 06-30-2007, 02:15 PM   #5
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Thank you for this advice. I did as you suggested and upped his food. He is much happier. I realise that as he is growing I must be aware that he will need more food. So thanks again.

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If they will not eat it then pick it up till the next time you feed. When a pup is hungry it will eat.

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what if it will not eat a whole cup ?
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you chi will probably never eat a whole cup in a day Feed recommendations are on the back of every bag and you can see larger dogs require larger amounts. Just buy a good kibble and keep the dry down all the time. Chihuahua's are prone to hypoglycemia and you will need to watch her food intake and make sure you have her on a high quality food so that she can ward off seizures brought on by hypoglycemia. You may even want to suppliment her food with some suppliments if she is not eating well.

With a small dog it is very important to feed the best food available to make sure she is getting everything she needs, not that I don't believe all dogs should be on a high quality dog food. Do some research in the nutrition area. Some kibble is even breed specific.

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Hello and welcome to the forum. Great to have you with us. How often are you feeding your pup? For puppies, I'd recommend 3 or 4 meals a day & give them as much as they'll eat.

I'm not familiar with that brush but it looks like it will work well for you.
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you chi will probably never eat a whole cup in a day Feed recommendations are on the back of every bag and you can see larger dogs require larger amounts. Just buy a good kibble and keep the dry down all the time. Chihuahua's are prone to hypoglycemia and you will need to watch her food intake and make sure you have her on a high quality food so that she can ward off seizures brought on by hypoglycemia. You may even want to suppliment her food with some suppliments if she is not eating well.

With a small dog it is very important to feed the best food available to make sure she is getting everything she needs, not that I don't believe all dogs should be on a high quality dog food. Do some research in the nutrition area. Some kibble is even breed specific.

Both of my dogs are on Canidae, I have a great dane and a chihuahua.
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I am now feeding Wafcol salmon and potato puppy 3 x daily,and second helpings.He now has a round tummy and is not nagging for food all the time. His favourite toy at the moment is a gooseberry. He will be very disappointed when he breaks the skin as I do not think that it is quite ripe yet.

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