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Koalani- Ogasawara

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Barked: Fri Apr 23, '10 9:44am PST 
Hello,

My name is Alan and I am the proud owner of a Lakeland Terrier. We have had her for 3 days and she is so new that we have not been able to decide on a name for her.

I have owned dogs in the past, but this will be my first terrier. I have many many questions, and I hope that this forum has an active community that is willing to offer advice.

Here is the first question: how much food is appropriate for her on a daily basis? She is 1.5 years old and about 4.5 kilograms right now. I have never had a dog with such an appetite. With all of my previous dogs,I would leave food out for them and they could eat as they pleased. I am realizing that this will not work for my Lakeland Terrier as she has an enormous and undiminished appetite!

Thanks for the advice!

-Alan
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