Weight and raw?

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Is it dinner- time yet?
Barked: Sun Jun 9, '13 8:25am PST 
I'm questioning if I'm giving Hank enough food per day, he's a mixed breed (mom purebred beagle dad a basset mix) the vet guessed that he'll be around 30-35 pound full grown. He'll be 6 months old in a few days and he's at 29lbs. Does anyone know how long a before a dog hits his full grown weight? Any way, I've been giving Hank a pound a day (1/2 pound morning, 1/2 pound evening). Around 1-2pm his stomach growls and it growls around 10ishpm as well. Should he be getting more per day? I wish I knew his full grown adult weight confused

Do you even- lift?
Barked: Sun Jun 9, '13 1:08pm PST 
2-3% of a dog's weight/expected adult body weight is always just a starting point. Now that he's been on raw for a while, I would be adjusting his rations based on his condition. Does he have an hourglass shape with easily felt ribs? Or is there a layer of fat covering his ribs? Has he been looking skinnier or chunkier than you'd like?

Puppies go through growth spurts where they may need more food for a while, so if he seems really hungry in the middle of the day, you could either feed a little more at breakfast or offer a snack midday. Just keep an eye on his body condition to make sure you don't start overfeeding.