|Barked: Wed Sep 19, '12 10:17pm PST |
|Excuse me in advance for asking multiple, sporadic questions in one post.
My 6lb 8 month old little guy is currently on Primal. According to their feeding guide he should be eating a bit more than 2 nuggets a day, within 2 meals. Which seems like such a small amount, not to mention he seems thinner than before. He's so small he can't afford to lose any weight. I'm feeding him 3 nuggets a day, which he devours within 10 seconds, and frantically runs around like he's starved. Adding a 4th would be the amount required for a 10lb dog.
Is it alright to feed much more than the guidline? And if so, would that be too much protein for a small dog? If there is such a thing. The owner of the holistic store I frequent also has a minpin and is very adamant about reminding me of how small dogs were 'man's creation so their tiny organs aren't designed to handle so much protein' yada yada. Somehow that makes sense.
How about additional foods to mix with primal to bulk up his meals and convince me I'm not starving my pup. Suggestions???
Bit of background - I had Deebo on Orijen, which he got bored of. Switched to complete raw for 2 months, which he loved of course but became super inconvenient to prepare. So I put him on ziwi-peak. He gained weight quickly which I liked, but again, I could only feed him a little of it so I began mixing that with Sojos (recommended by the holistic store owner). Outcome: too many veggies and a yard full of them. Clearly not very digestible.
So here we are back to raw. I still don't have the time to prepare so I'm sticking with pre-made for a while. I'm open to other companies but now I have a fear of "too much" protein with higher/more meat content.
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