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Old December 18th, 2008, 12:48 PM
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Excellent, excellent post bendyfoot .

This is something I find most pet owners I know have difficulties with...

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Originally Posted by bendyfoot View Post
no two dogs will have exactly the same caloric needs even if they're the same weight.
...and feed their under/overweight pets only what's recommended on the back of food bags.

In our case, our dogs are 55-65lbs with Penny being the smallest and Ava the largest. Raw fed, Ava eats approx. 2.5% to maintain a healthy body weight, Lucky 3.5%, while Penny needs as much as 5%. And they all act as if I only gave them a treat size portion after they're done eating .

Thanks so much bendyfoot for taking the time to write such an informative article.
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