|Barked: Mon May 6, '13 9:35am PST |
|I have a 55 pound dog. We do 2.5 mile walk most days, and the rest of the day he is hanging out and sometimes chasing squirrels in his yard. I've recently switched to homemade. I am giving him 1 cup of meat (beef or turkey), 1/2 cup of brown rice, 1/2 cup vegie mix, and some seaweed calcium for a meal.
I am not sure, however, how much of this to give him. I believe that one of the reason that he was having tummy problems (which is what led me to homemade) may have been overeating. He used to free feed kibble, and we didn't have any problems, but once he got to a doggy daycare that had scheduled meal times, he would sometimes skip a meal, then want to make it up later, and I think this began to be an issue.
I can't trust him to tell me how much to give him, especially because he really likes the homemade. The other day he ate 8 cups of this mixture, and it was clearly too much; he was in a lot of GI distress all night. Yesterday he got 5 cups and had slight distress. I'm not sure if there is a causal relationship.
How much does your dog weigh? How active is your dog? And how many cups a day do you feed?
Edited by author Mon May 6, '13 9:36am PST
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