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Post by jola139 on Thu Mar 12 2015, 21:39

Hi again, sorry for alk the quastions. Ive got a feeling that Debo is not stop hungry. He weights about 18 kg, he gets 540 g a day , and he always looks like hes hungrh. his tummy rumble.
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Post by Bane on Mon Mar 16 2015, 20:57

How does he look?
He should have a noticeable waist and you should be able to feel his ribs easily, but not necessarily be able to see them.

Does he have just 1 meal per day? 540g is 3% of his body weight so the higher end of the recommended food per day, but some dogs do need more. If you think he is looking thinner or losing weight, add a little more.

Bane is about 25kg and is currently on about 800g per day which is just over 3% of his body weight.
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Post by jola139 on Mon Mar 16 2015, 21:45

Thank you for the reply. He looks fine,as you said can see his waist and feel his ribs. After having tummy problems about month ago ,he lost about 1,5kg. Now I can see hes gaining it back. I think I worry to much because its all new for me.
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Post by Bane on Mon Mar 16 2015, 22:04

It's only natural to worry Smile Especially when trying a new diet like raw feeding when there aren't really any strict guidelines and instructions!

They have their set backs but I'm glad he is gaining his weight back Smile We spent most of Bane's puppyhood trying to catch up with his weight! Every time we got him looking healthy he would shoot up and look scrawny again!
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