|Barked: Fri Aug 10, '12 8:21am PST |
|if you're feeding a commercial dry or wet food, check what it recommends on the label for her age and weight. It seems like they often recommend too much, but it's a decent starting point. I would feed a young pup three times per day- break up the recommended daily amount into three separate meals, and don't leave the food down all the time.
With short-legged breeds (like Corgies) it's important to keep them lean and muscular to reduce stress on their joints, since they already are at a disadvantage there (the same mutation that causes short legs also causes premature aging of the cartilage, plus their long, low, shape puts stress on the spine anyway.) So even as a pup, you should be able to easily feel the ribs and hip points (though not SEE them.) Feed the amount needed to keep your pup that way- adjust up or down as needed.
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