how much food should my 7 week old heeler/ boxer puppy be eating? how much should our 2 year old jack russel be eating?
on Apr 15th 2009
in Pet Food
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That depends on what you are feeding...But your bag of food should have a guideline on it.
Bam-Bam, CGC answered on 4/15/09. Helpful? / 0
well since your 7 week old heeler is a baby then when you feed him in the morning he should get 2 cups but in the evening he should also get 2 cups because he is a baby.but when he gets older to about 5-6 months he is going to eat less so you want to give him 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup in the evening.and you 2 year old jack russell should be eating 1 cup in the morning and 1 and a half cups in the evening.and why i said different cups of food for the dogs is because a heeler mix is an active dog and needs food to become active and the jack russell is more hyper and needs more food than a heeler does.
It defiately does depend on your choice of food for your pets. There is a difference in the amounts when your talking about a low or high quality dog food.
First go by the guidelines on the bag but you need to make the call whether they are getting too much or not enough. Watch their weight and adjust if need be.
Have a good one.
♥ DEOGIE ♥ answered on 4/15/09. Helpful? / 0
You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and helps develop sturdier joints.
Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog must have its food and exercise adjusted to its individual needs. Here is a link to a good illustrated guide, www.longliveyourdog.com
Aster answered on 4/15/09. Helpful? / 0