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Almost any of the adult dry kibbles should be fine. If it is doing well on something now, there is no reason to change. Many people change to food with ''Better'' ingredients and the dog does very poorly. Save your dog the grief and stick to what it is eating now, or the adult formula.
Many here push premium foods. They claim to have proof they are better, but have yet to post a link to any real proof. Oh they have sites loaded with speculation and hype, but nothing solid.
How much? Whatever it takes to maintain good body condition. Start with what the package says or a little less. 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 5/29/09. Helpful? / 0
One year old pug can eat adult foods and feed to body condition as Aster posted. Don't pay attention to the bag's listing as it is generally way too much food for house dogs. Measure it out carefully and consistently and adjust according to the ribs. Healthy dogs will almost always want more, that is NOT a reason to feed the dog!
That chart refused to come up for me, the last couple letters got cut off, see if this works.
Some have found that things we thought were just characteristic of our dogs were actually problems that were helped with different food. Eye goobers, smelly breath and body, anal sac problems, poop problems, allergies, goopy ears, nasty teeth, excessive shedding, even behavior problems and I don't know what else might be food problems. If you are happy with your dog's condition then keep using the food, if not then do more research. But no hurry, just keep asking questions and reading.
Sassy answered on 5/31/09. Helpful? / 0
Sassy gave great advice on how much to feed.
As for those who insist that better ingredients don't matter, I fail to see how that makes sense. The information has been posted but because it doesn't agree with what they state they just choose to ignore it. Don't be fooled what you feed your pup is very important to say different is laughable. There are plenty of studies that show a diet with quality meat ingredients and quality ingredients over all do have an effect on the health of our pets. Just as diet influences our health it does our pets as well. All one needs is a simple understanding of the dogs digestive system to know why these cheap fillers aren't needed. Dogs don't need grains or carbs. There are several places one can find this simple information NRC, Whole dog journal, and many of the big box companies have put out information showing that dogs do best with lots of quality meat. Sadly they don't take their own advice and still produce crappy food. Check out the Nutrition forum here www.dogster.com