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how much should I feed my 14 week old miniature schnauzer?


Asked by Member 523071 on Oct 29th 2007 in Miniature Schnauzer
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Abby

The amount really depends on what you're feeding.

A lot of the cheap store brands - Iams, Eukanuba, Beneful, Pedigree, etc. - include a lot of fillers and by products that don't have a very high nutritional value. As a result, you have to feed a lot more in order for your dog to get all the nutrients that he needs. (As another result, all of those fillers tend to be pooped out the other end since the dog doesn't use or digest them.)

If you feed a high quality food (particularly a grain-free food) such as Merrick's, Canidae, California Naturals, Timberwolf Organics, etc. you will feed a lot less because the bulk of the food is made up of what your dog needs, not a bunch of fillers.


Abby answered on 10/29/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Rudy

Abby K-9 is right. Although high quality foods are more expensive, you will feed your dog less of it, and he will be satisfied.

Rudy eats Fromm's (a high-quality food) mixed with Medi-Cal (vet food). She gets between 1/3 and 1/2 a cup, twice a day. This is fine for a young schnauzer with lots of energy. Puppies eat more, and older dogs eat less, as a general rule.
Because your dog is a puppy, he should probably be eating three small meals a day, three times 1/4 cup is probably good. Also, I imagine that you are feeding him puppy food? That will give him the nutrients he needs while he is still growing!

love Rudy


Rudy answered on 11/4/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer