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Old 01-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm normally an advocate of home cooked meals for my fluff, but with my recent hectic schedule, I'm just not able to keep up. Which is why I've decided to try out some good quality canned foods as an alternative. I purchased the GO! GRAIN FREE Freshwater Trout Recipe as well as the GO! GRAIN FREE Chicken, Turkey + Duck Recipe to start. The feeding guidelines on the cans are as follows:

Feed 3/4 to 1 1/4 cans per 15lbs of body weight per day.

I know that the feeding guidelines on dog food are normally too high, so I was hoping the awesome SM community can help me figure out how much to feed my Teddy bear.

She currently weighs between 10 and 11 pounds. My gut (and calculations) tell me I should be feeding her about half a can a day, but is that enough? Or is it too much?
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I would agree w/that---maybe 1/4 C. AM & 1/4 C. PM. I would also give some treats during the day.
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I'm normally an advocate of home cooked meals for my fluff, but with my recent hectic schedule, I'm just not able to keep up. Which is why I've decided to try out some good quality canned foods as an alternative. I purchased the GO! GRAIN FREE Freshwater Trout Recipe as well as the GO! GRAIN FREE Chicken, Turkey + Duck Recipe to start. The feeding guidelines on the cans are as follows:

Feed 3/4 to 1 1/4 cans per 15lbs of body weight per day.

I know that the feeding guidelines on dog food are normally too high, so I was hoping the awesome SM community can help me figure out how much to feed my Teddy bear.

She currently weighs between 10 and 11 pounds. My gut (and calculations) tell me I should be feeding her about half a can a day, but is that enough? Or is it too much?
How big is the can of food?? I usually homecook but when I don't have time I feed Zoe canned Fromm food. I usually give her around 2 ounces twice a day, but she is 5 lbs. I know that recommendations on the can are more than a fluff should eat.
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I have never heard of that manufacturer but like Sandy suggested, I too would feed 1/4 in AM and PM too with some healthy treats. Where did you find that food???
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How big is the can of food?? I usually homecook but when I don't have time I feed Zoe canned Fromm food. I usually give her around 2 ounces twice a day, but she is 5 lbs. I know that recommendations on the can are more than a fluff should eat.
The cans are 13.2oz. Thanks for the tip!
I'll re-calculate it for Teddy's weight and compare

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I have never heard of that manufacturer but like Sandy suggested, I too would feed 1/4 in AM and PM too with some healthy treats. Where did you find that food???
Thanks for the advice!

It's from a Canadian family owned business called Petcurean. I did a lot of research before deciding on a canned food, and the Go! line from Petcurean seemed to be the best fit.

It also received a 5 start rating on Dog Food Advisor
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