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Old 03-25-2017, 10:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Your pups weight sounds fine to me. My katie weighed 2 lbs when I brought her home and she eventually (3 years) later seems to have found the perfect weight for her frame. She is just over 4lbs now. Like Pam said, he should have access to food whenever he needs it at this age. If your wife is able to buy food elsewhere, then I would recommend checking out this site which rates dog foods.

Your little Louie is adorable!

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Old 03-27-2017, 01:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Growing puppies should usually get to 3 meals a day if my memory serves me right. I think that is what the vet told us to do when Baby was a puppy about 4 years ago. As Baby got a bit older we were instructed to cut it down to 2 meals a day, breakfast & dinner which is what we do now. 'Free Feeding' which means leaving food out all of the time is not recommended, It will make potty training impossible because he won't eliminate on a schedule and when he is older could become over weight.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I am leaving his food out... which is a very bad thing to do. I'm going to start eliminating chicken and grain and also limit his food portions as I do feel I'm feeding him too much and with too many treats.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have not had a puppy in a very long time, but I have fed several of my older dogs Natural Balance "Limited Ingredient" Potato and Duck kibble and the dogs seem to have done well on it! They get the small breed kibble which is a small size. One of my dogs, a rescue, has not had any teeth since befor I got her, so I put a little water on the kibble, let it soak for a while, and she eats it very fast. The company also make a wet (canned) Potato and Duck formula (recipe), but I haven't tried it.

I think we tried a Blue Buffalo kibble and a Wellness kibble and neither of those were good or her digestion.

It looks like the company makes a Potato and Duck kibble intended for puppies, so perhaps that would be one you could try.

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Old 03-27-2017, 06:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well he looks healthy and adorable to me. ...but then I'm partial to the little ones. My Asia just turned one in the beginning of February and she is still 3 1/2 lbs. ...that's exactly what she weighed when I got her last August. She eats like a piggy and she has very long legs and long body.

They're all different. ...just like people. Ava is 8 years old and is very little, but she weighs a lot (4 1/2 lbs) - but she's just very over weight!

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