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« on: June 12, 2017, 09:20:23 AM »

Our new ten-week-old puppy, Nancy, is always ravenous!  I am feeding her the recommended amount of Royal Canin puppy food, but she is always looking for more.  I feed her four times a day, in her cage, because our ten year old, Carrie, is greedy and would eat Nancy's dinner as well as her own.  I have wormed her, but am concerned because she is always so hungry - can I increase her food?  She is slim, you can feel her ribs, very active and perhaps just needs a lot more to eat.  Advice please!
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 10:20:24 AM »

Yes, do increase her food a little.  Pups grow and get thinner and then stop growing and get a bit chubby until the next growth phase starts.  I feed as much as a pup wants to eat for the first four months and then, when they are growing more slowly, keep them so I can feel the ribs and see a definite waist.  Sound as though she is fine at the moment but a 10% increase overall, perhaps.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 08:52:38 PM »

Tarly is now 18 weeks old and he was the same always up for food as if he was always hungry!
I fed him 4 meals a day until a few weeks ago and now he is on 3 a day but obviously larger portions.
In between he will have training treats ,stuffed kongs and a bit of carrot.
Although I used the guidelines for amounts to feed I tend to go by the look of him to be fair .
One thing I did and still do is use his meal allowance to train him with rather than just give it to him all in one go as in in a bowl and instead would make his dinner last quite awhile drip feeding him it as and when making it last up to an hour( obviously this will depend on if you have time)
Sgurr s advice sounds right, I do not think it will hurt a puppy at this stage if you feed it a bit more as it will easily be used up and if you do think she has put on to much it can easily be adjusted.
Rambling now but I am sure you will be fine and plenty  more good advice will I am sure be coming soon!
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 03:12:25 PM »

If she is a very active pup as well then she will burning extra calories... I don't know about Royal Canin but mine has a really large bracket for recomendation (currently 220g-300g).
We are sticking with the top bracket until he starts to not finish his food.

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