|Barked: Tue Jun 9, '09 9:59am PST |
|"Dandelion: your page says that Dandelion is 6 mos. old. Since he's still growing, you might want to keep an eye on what range he actually does weigh. Most food guidance recommendations and medications (i.e. heartworm) are based on the weight and/or age of the dog, so you want to be sure you are giving an appropriate amount or dose." - jackson
yep - he was born in november. he's BIG: he's the size of an average full-grown dog now - his back is about halfway up to my hip past my knee (if you get what i mean) and when he stands on his back legs with his forepaws on my lap, his head is higher than mine. his food said a dog of his age and a very generous weight range was supposed to get 2-1/4 to 3-1/3c a day but when i gave him 3-1/3 c a day, he started to get really evil with the food stealing and eating stuff like sticks and firewood (actually swallowing it!). when i noticed his waist was seriously pinching in, i upped it to 3-3/4c a day and now he just takes a few mouthfulls at a time - on days i can't work him like usual, he's got breakfast left when i put his dinner down but on days i can get him to the boat launch (a wide clearing with river access and lots of trees, birds, and butterflies - perfect for bubbles and frisbee), he schnarfs it back like stink and mooches for more.
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