food quantity

by gail hillerlee
(new york, NY)

We're rescuing a 14 mo old pyrenees mix and don't know how much dog food to feed if we're feeding her twice a day.
Thanks
Gail

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Nov 05, 2015
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Feeding
by: Donna

Congratulations on adopting!

Whoever you adopted her from should be able to help you with that.

If you feed raw, you feed 2%-3% of their ideal body weight. So, if 100lb dog, feed 2lbs a day. In that two pounds, aim for 5-10% organ meat, 10% bone, 80% muscle meat (RMB-raw meaty bone) (Chicken leg quarters, necks, backs, venison, pork, beef, lamb, goat, rabbit, fish, turkey, duck, bison, tripe, liver, sardines) Do not cut up meats.

If you're feeding kibble, make sure you look at the ingredients on it. It is not regulated. Read the bag to find out how much you should be feeding. Every processed kibble is different.

Here is are a couple of resources for you:
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1521503088082619/


Nov 06, 2015
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a little vauge
by: Ed A from NJ

Your question is a little vauge. How big is he or she? What are you feeding, dry, wet,raw? I feed a good quality grain free, two cups then add 13 ounce of white meat chicken and sprinkle 3 cubes of dry chicken to further excite them. This maintains mine quite well they are active and very solid.

Nov 25, 2015
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Note from a Pyr/Lab mix
by: Chuck

You lucky duck!!

My Pyr/Lab mix is 19 months old (adopted at 9 months). In agreement with the above responses, but I'm astounded by how uninspiring food typically is for Fox -- I feed him about 1 cup "Call of the Wild" kibble twice a day while regularly adding chicken/bacon scraps to his bowl. However, I have the luxury of walking/exersizing him 40-60 minutes several times a day and a well-used off leash dog park a few blocks from our house in DC, so your situation may require a different diet to maintain the pup's health.

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