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Old 02-02-2013, 06:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

Just after a little bit advice regarding feeding our pup please!

He is 11 weeks old on Thursday and weights just over 8kg
And we are feeding him royal canin maxi junior.

Maxi Junior - Royal Canin

First question is do we need to be soaking his food? Or can he have it dry! He has
Very loose stools at the moment and I'm not sure if this is not helping him!

Next and main question is how much should we be feeding him?
As we are a little unsure on how To read the feeding guide.

If someone could shed some light on it for us that would be great!
We just want to make sure we are doing everything! 100% right for him.

Also when people mention feeding x amount of cups how much food in grams
Does a cup hold? As this is a bit confusing as depending on what shop you go into the
Feeding cups are all different sizes!

Sorry if the questions are a bit silly but as I said
We just want to make sure we are doing everything right for him!

Thanks in advance!

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Have you had a stool sample checked to rule out parasites / worms?
If not, you'll want to have that done.

I gotta be honest - that's not a very good quality of food. Loaded with corn and grains. What other food choices do you have available to you?

Oh, and I can't understand the feeding guidelines either.

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Have you had a stool sample checked to rule out parasites / worms?
If not, you'll want to have that done.

I gotta be honest - that's not a very good quality of food. Loaded with corn and grains. What other food choices do you have available to you?

Oh, and I can't understand the feeding guidelines either.


Thanks for the reply!

Haven't had a stool sample yet that's the next thing we are going to do!

Are the skinners foods any better? We was looking at the skinners field and trial
Puppy as someone else mentioned this would be good for him!

Just want to check we are not feeding him too much and that's causing the loose stools!

We are feeding him about 50grams 3 times a day as this is what the breeder said is this too much as we think it may be!

And can be have it dry or is aimed best?

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If your pup is 11 weeks old you don't have to soak the food. It's ok for him to eat it dry.
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Default Feeding advice!

Petunia just turned 1 a couple of days ago and she eats like a horse! We had the loose stool problem as well and found it to be treats (soft treats) and especially rawhide (really not good for any dog) but she was chewing very thing. After that her loose stool stopped. It happened again and we found she caught something at the local dog park. Boxers historically have sensitive stomach's anyway so you have to find your dogs right balance

We feed Petunia a cup of Innova Puppy dry, going to get her on adult when the bag runs out, with boiled chicken thighs (without the bones) carrots, rice and a little pumpkin. Seems to work well for her

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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dry kibble is fine at 11 weeks old you might want to look into grain free food better for your pup and guidelines are just that guidelines does he seem over full on the Qty? cut back, still starving after eating? add more, its what works for your dog also you might want to look into raw there are some great threads on here on the benefits and how to switch also you do not need to feed "puppy" food all stages of the higher quality foods is actually better but first of all get that stool sample in so as to rule out parasites
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