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Offline kbnewfjack

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How much food?
« on: January 26, 2009, 07:42:47 am »
Jack is now 5 months old and we feed him 3x a day. I give him about 1 cup per feeding...my husband gives him more. Our vet said 1.5 cups per feeding is okay, which is why my husband goes with that. However, our breeder said about 3 cups per day, so I'm wondering what should I go with?

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Re: How much food?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 10:25:46 am »
I was told about the same as you were, but there are no absolutes.  To keep my Murphy from looking absolutely unhealthy (too skinny / ribby), we had to really up his food intake. 

Here's roughly how his food was adjusted:

3 months (Very ribby) - 2.4 cups per day (4 feedings)
4 months (still very ribby) - 3.75 cups per day (3 feedings)
5 months (still very ribby) - 6.25 cups per day (3 feedings)
6 months (still quite ribby - 8.5 cups per day (3 feedings)
7 months *current* (healthy but still ribby) - 8 cups per day (2 feedings)

Food was increased very slowly the amounts above were at the exact date.  I asked the same questions about food intake, and all I can say is they all seem to be different. 

Here's a growth chart for Murphy
http://quicklx.stangnet.com/images/Murphy/Murphy%20growth%20chart.bmp


He is now 7 months, 93 lbs, and 27.5 inches tall