|Barked: Fri Sep 17, '10 9:19am PST |
|When I first got my dog, well actually, when I was babysitting her before I knew she was going to be mine, I weighed her on this crappy scale that got donated to our rescue. It said she was about exactly five pounds. Seeing as it was just out of curiosity (she was still on kibble) I kind of left it there, but she was super bony at the time, her ribs and backbone were really prominent. Now, after I had her on four medallions of NV a day, you can't feel her backbone at all and you can feel her ribs, but with a thin layer of fat over them.
Today I picked up a little kitchen scale so I can properly measure her raw meat. I took advantage of having a dog tiny enough to fit on a kitchen scale, and put her on it...it said 4 lbs 10 oz. So I'm assuming the scale I first weighed her on was broken, seeing as it said 5lbs and she was a lot skinnier then than she is now, haha.
Anyways, so now I'm trying to figure out how much I should feed her. Five percent of what she weighs is 3.7 oz, does that seem right? I feel like I should give her more than the standard 2-3% because she has a really high metabolism, but then again on raw maybe that won't be the case.
What percentage compared to body weight do you feed your dog, and does 3.7 oz sound good to you?
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