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    12kg, 10 years old diabetic
    100g a day spit into two meals, 12 hours apart
    Burns high oats mixed with pro biotic yoghurt
    Three times a week the swap evening meal for sardines/pilchards

    Treats
    Good boy sugar free choc drops
    One Schmackos after morning injection
    Half a pigā€™s ear after evening injection
    Davy, SiānE&Ella
    & sometimes Cassie the cocker AKA 'the black shadow''

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    Tybalt weighed in at 13 lbs at his last vet visit.

    I feed him 1/2 cup of Castor and Pollux dry puppy kibble mixed with half a can of Castor and Pollux wet puppy food in the morning. He only gets wet canned food in the morning. Tybalt and the cat would BOTH eat this mixture, sitting side by side eating. I've learned to spoon a small amount of the wet food on the side for just Romeo, as I don't want him eating the dry kibble. It probably won't hurt him any, but his cat food has taurine in it, which he needs as a cat. I don't want him to get used to Tybalts food.

    Around noon he will get about an oz or so of Natural Balance lamb formula food roll. Since he is on medicine, I use this to hide his pills in.

    Then around 5, he eats his supper, a half cup of Castor and Pollux dry kibble and for a little treat afterwards, I will either give him a little of the Natural Balance food roll or a natural balance sweet potato and venison dog treat.

    He will occasionally chew on his dental bone after dinner. I guess he likes the minty taste

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    Chloe is 9 weeks old.
    I'm not with her just yet, but mom tells me she is slowly switching her to Merrick like I wanted and gets 1/4 cup 3 times a day.
    Kristy & Chuck Married since May 15, 2004!
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    Carly (Blenheim) Born 11/22/12! R.I.P. Chloe (Blenheim) 4/24/08~3/9/2009!

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    Ollie is now 11 mos & 17 pounds, he eats Orijen adult mix twice a day 1/2 c in the morning and evening, although I think I will be cutting it back a bit soon as he doesn't seem as interested to eat in the am as he used to.

    Casey is 5 yrs, 25 pounds, and eats the same food, 1/4 c in the morning and evening. She is on a diet and has lost 7 pounds so far! It's a long process but so worth the effort- she now leads the pack on walks instead of lagging behind. She has about another 3 pounds to lose.

    As for treats, they really don't get many, but I do stuff kongs with a little kibble, some 100% liver treats, and dehydrated chicked about 2-3x a week. I feed them a little less the next morning to make up for it. I will also give them frozen broccoli florets or a carrot stick every now and again.
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    Ruby (2yo) is big for a Cavalier (she is Irish). She was about 21.5-22 lbs and our vet said that that's her ideal weight. We fed her 3/4 cup dry food + a fork-full of soft Eukanuba low residue (she has a sensitive tummy) twice a day. However, after she injured her shoulder during play time and vet recommended we keep her slightly underweight for her size at 20-21 lbs. Now we feed her 1/2 cup dry and fork-full soft food twice a day. She looks a bit skinny and acts like she's been starved for years, but her shoulder healed up very nicely and she has much easier time jumping off high furniture.

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    Maggie will be two years on July 8 (happy b-day little miss priss!)
    She's 13 lbs
    She is fed Now! Go Natural Salmon and Oatmeal or Grain Free dry food (Canadian brand)
    1/4 cup in the morning and 1/4 in evening
    She gets Now! treats occasionally during the day (they are tiny morsels) along with a couple carrot sticks or green beans (which she loves)

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    Just on Tybalt -- hard to know the case for individuals especially when you can't see them , but this sounds like a large amount of food even for an adult -- is he getting half a large tin, or a small tin? Even at a small tin, he is eating at my conservative estimate, just over 1.5 cups of food daily plus treats on top of that, or if half a large can, over two cups of food. It does sound like he is a pretty big puppy anyway if he is 13lbs and was born in March (not sure if that is right but guessing from your sig?). But most puppies and indeed adult dogs would not eat more than about a cup of food a day. Most puppies will only eat what they should eat but some are gluttons and must be tightly controlled. If he is really oversized -- then this amount may be right for his size and growth -- but you might want to check those amounts with your vet.

    On my group:

    Jaspar: 16.5-17 lbs, eats 3/4ths cup of food daily
    Leo, 15.5lbs, eats 2/3rds to 3/4ths cup daily
    Lily, 12.5 lbs, eats 1/3rd- 1/2 cup of food
    Lucy, 13 lbs, east 1/3- 1/2 cup food

    What they eat: varies all the time. Homecooked stews, leftover soups, sardines and kibble, kibble and salmon oil with various extras, sometimes raw necks or wings (in pieces), sometimes cooked beef or chicken mixed with kibble. Kibble: generally rotate between James Wellbeloeved and Royal Canin. Currently eating their way through a bag of JWB fish flavour.

    All get a fair amount of exercise -- 3-4 walks daily.

    Various treats: fruit, veg, dried meat treats, dried fish treats, greenies, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlin View Post
    Just on Tybalt -- hard to know the case for individuals especially when you can't see them , but this sounds like a large amount of food even for an adult -- is he getting half a large tin, or a small tin? Even at a small tin, he is eating at my conservative estimate, just over 1.5 cups of food daily plus treats on top of that, or if half a large can, over two cups of food. It does sound like he is a pretty big puppy anyway if he is 13lbs and was born in March (not sure if that is right but guessing from your sig?). But most puppies and indeed adult dogs would not eat more than about a cup of food a day. Most puppies will only eat what they should eat but some are gluttons and must be tightly controlled. If he is really oversized -- then this amount may be right for his size and growth -- but you might want to check those amounts with your vet.

    On my group:

    Jaspar: 16.5-17 lbs, eats 3/4ths cup of food daily
    Leo, 15.5lbs, eats 2/3rds to 3/4ths cup daily
    Lily, 12.5 lbs, eats 1/3rd- 1/2 cup of food
    Lucy, 13 lbs, east 1/3- 1/2 cup food

    What they eat: varies all the time. Homecooked stews, leftover soups, sardines and kibble, kibble and salmon oil with various extras, sometimes raw necks or wings (in pieces), sometimes cooked beef or chicken mixed with kibble. Kibble: generally rotate between James Wellbeloeved and Royal Canin. Currently eating their way through a bag of JWB fish flavour.

    All get a fair amount of exercise -- 3-4 walks daily.

    Various treats: fruit, veg, dried meat treats, dried fish treats, greenies, etc.
    Tybalt doesn't eat all the food, the cat helps him out a great deal and Tybalt has learned to stop eating when he has had enough to eat. . It does sound like a lot of food, but he probably eats less than a cup a day. He gets a ton of exercise in daily walks and romps in the backyard, not to mention the chasing and playing with the cat inside. And he doesn't usually get treats everyday, but it's been my means of sneaking him his antibiotics this last week. His mom and dad were both on the larger size for cavaliers, but nothing exceedingly over.

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    Maverick is almost a year and a half and weights about or almost 16lbs and normally eats 3/4 cup of nutro mini bites lamb and rice and loves it. He gets for treats zukes training treats, charlie bears, buddy bits, and dehydrated sweet potatoes. He also gets a cows ear and that takes him a long time to munch on.
    Mom to Maverick (3-18-07)

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    Also have been wondering about this..

    Veda is close to two years old and eats a half a cup for breakfast and a half a cup for dinner and weighs around 22 lbs and acts starving after being put on her diet.

    Piper is almost a year old and eats about 1/3 cup for breakfast and about a 1/3 cup for dinner and weighs around 11 pounds.

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