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Quantity to feed dog

Barbsy
March 23rd, 2008, 05:21 PM
We have a new dog, adopted from the SPCA; she's a spaniel/mix and weighs 15 pounds. We would like to know how much canned and dry food we should give her per meal, in ounces or grams.

hazelrunpack
March 23rd, 2008, 05:38 PM
It depends on what you're feeding her. A high-quality food generally means smaller portions, since the nutrients are more digestible. And different foods have different caloric values.

We've found that the amounts listed on the bag are for either very active dogs or are unrealistic. We've always had to feed less than the recommended amount to keep our dogs at the proper weight. So start on the low end of the what is recommended by the manufacturer of the food you choose, and adjust the amount until your dog is maintaining an ideal weight for her.

Barbsy
March 23rd, 2008, 06:24 PM
Forgot to mention that SPCA figured Kelly II is about 4 - 5 years old. Came in as a stray so not sure of age.

geisha
March 23rd, 2008, 06:50 PM
Congratulations on opting to adopt. I agree with Hazelrunpack. Start with approx. 30 mls or 1 Tablespoon of canned in addition to the amount of kibble recommended (lower recommended amount) adjust as necessary.:thumbs up
add love:lovestruck:

rainbow
March 23rd, 2008, 08:43 PM
Barbsy, thank you for adopting an adolescent dog. :angel: :thumbs up

What are you feeding her? :pawprint: And, we would love to see pics of your new girl. :dog: