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How much food is enough food????
« on: January 09, 2019, 03:58:39 PM »
We have recently changed Finn to CSJ and he is thriving on it so thanks to those members of the forum who suggested it - at such a good price too!  One thing, though - and we found this with his old food - we are feeding him at the very top of the recommended amount for a dog of his weight (around 18 kg) and he still seems a little on the thin side to me.  Well, perhaps lean is a better term.  You can't see his ribs but you can feel them quite clearly and he has a very defined waist.  He is very active - quite the sprinter - and very fit, but I wonder if it would be advisable to feed him even more, which would be effectively overfeeding him according to the RDA guidelines.  Any thoughts on this would be most welcome - thanks.

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Re: How much food is enough food????
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 05:16:07 PM »
From your description of Finn he is at an ideal level of weight and fitness, well done! My only suggestion to you would be to look at the temperature. In cold or wet winter weather he is going to need to a bit extra food to keep warm and as summer comes along he will need a little less. Don't worry about recommended amounts on the product bags, look at the dog in front of you.  If he's had a long run in the cold, a bit more supper; a snoozy day by the fire, a little bit less.

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Re: How much food is enough food????
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 05:25:21 PM »
I feed raw, but Roxy is on well over the recommended amount for a dog her size, she's just a super active little dog

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Re: How much food is enough food????
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 06:15:42 PM »
Thanks so much, Sgurr, I feel reassured.  I can't remember the last time Finn had a snoozy day, although he does spend the time between charging about in front of the fire!  I will definitely take your advice about varying the amounts from winter to summer/active to less active.  Makes sense  :)