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Post by Rolo's Mum on Thu Jun 18 2015, 18:38

I am not sure if Im doing this all ok,... Rolo is on wainwrights dry puppy food, which is what he was eating when I picked him up. How much should I be giving him? He's 8 weeks and one day old, I've read a few things on here and not sure if I am going the wrong way about it and if I'm not giving him enough etc.. If anyone has any advice j would be great fun Smile

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Post by Rolo's Mum on Thu Jun 18 2015, 18:39

I meant if anyone has any advice I would be great ful not the last sentence above lol. Predictive text gggrrr x

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Re: Some advice needed on feeding

Post by Mia05 on Thu Jun 18 2015, 18:47

Try 3 mugs full a day firstly. Youll soon realise if thats going to be enough or not Smile


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Re: Some advice needed on feeding

Post by Rolo's Mum on Thu Jun 18 2015, 19:13

Ah ok I will try that, the instructions on the back of the pack are not very clear to go by (or I'm just being dumb lol) thank you for your help xx

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Re: Some advice needed on feeding

Post by Bane on Thu Jun 18 2015, 19:15

There should be a guideline on the bag. If you start in the middle of the advised amount for his age and then adjust according to him Smile If he seems to be always hungry, give him a little more or if he can't finish it give him a little less.
Being so young, I would advise to feed little and often so maybe 3-4 meals per day to keep his energy up throughout the day and reduce the chance of bloat Smile
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Re: Some advice needed on feeding

Post by -Ian- on Thu Jun 18 2015, 19:39

Bane wrote:There should be a guideline on the bag. If you start in the middle of the advised amount for his age and then adjust according to him Smile If he seems to be always hungry, give him a little more or if he can't finish it give him a little less.
Being so young, I would advise to feed little and often so maybe 3-4 meals per day to keep his energy up throughout the day and reduce the chance of bloat Smile

Good advice.

You'll know if it's too much as he grows by the look of his build. One thing to remember with dry food is that it swells when eaten or wet so bare that in mind when filling his bowl which is why I would tend to go with the advice above.


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Re: Some advice needed on feeding

Post by Lynn&Pete on Thu Jun 18 2015, 20:08

You need to know your pup's weight. You also need to weigh it's food for every meal. We still weigh her food because it is very important not to overfeed.
Ideally a pup should be fed 3 times per day.
You'll probably find a customer service number on the bag, give them a ring if you're struggling to work out the correct amount.
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Re: Some advice needed on feeding

Post by Jenc on Thu Jun 18 2015, 20:17

Great advice above, Katy is on wainwrights & I picked up a measuring cup from PAH for wainwrights for free. Have a look next time your in there Big Grin


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Re: Some advice needed on feeding

Post by Rolo's Mum on Thu Jun 18 2015, 22:09

Thank you everyone. Wink x

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Re: Some advice needed on feeding

Post by Emmahammond25 on Fri Jun 19 2015, 07:34

My vet gave me a measuring cup with free puppy food on his 8 week visit, and the amount he had to have was 50g 4 times a day, but think it will depend on rolos weight etc Smile
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