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    Monty is 14 months old and is constantly hungry - I am feeding him Royail Cain Adult and feed him mid morning and in the evening. I am never quite sure how much I should be giving him. He has a small bowl each time.
    He weighs 9/10 Kg and really do not want him to get over weight.

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    Hi

    I feed my Poppy, who is on a permanent diet only 18 gramme of RC Satiety twice a day, but I do add carrots ,green beans ,broccoli ,cauliflower ,apple as a filler and also low cal yogurt ,whitebait one shredded wheat ,spoon of bran and lots of other vitamins and very low calorie items and shes still hungry .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Hi

    I feed my Poppy, who is on a permanent diet only 18 gramme of RC Satiety twice a day, but I do add carrots ,green beans ,broccoli ,cauliflower ,apple as a filler and also low cal yogurt ,whitebait one shredded wheat ,spoon of bran and lots of other vitamins and very low calorie items and shes still hungry .
    "Ditto" For treats, I give, dried carrots, sweetcorn, 3 neem sticks per day. If they have extra
    treats I reduce their meal.
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    I think Cavaliers are natural greedy. I think my three would eat until they burst if I would let them so donít mistake greed for hunger.
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    Well big dogs can have slow metabolisms and vice versa. There is no 'correct' amount to feed a dog as they all differ in size, weight, build, metabolism. A neutered dog will need about 10-20% fewer alories than an intact dg in many cases but not always. A very active dog will likely handle and need more calories than one that gets little exercise.

    Also what is a 'small bowl' in volume? A cup of food? A half cup? Most cavaliers would eat something around a cup of food if rasonably active and fit -- but I have dogs that eat 1/3rd a cup a day. Puppies tend to eat more overall each day than the adult dog will after age one or so. I feed my dogs from small cat-size bowls that hold only a cup of food. larger bowls can seem underfilled and are one of the main causes of overfeeding.

    In general you want your dog to have a clear waist when viewed from above and to be able to feel his ribs but not have them bonily sticking out.

    This is an excellent guide with pictures from a US breeder.

    http://roycroftinformationcenter.com...ing%20new.html

    The others are right: you absolutely should NOT judge what to feed on whether a cavalier or any dog seems hungry . Cavaliers are amongst a handful of breeds that would overeat til they explode -- most are absolute gluttons and you need to carefully manage the amount they need.
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    Cavaliers are also a breed that can grow fat on just the sniff of a biscuit.

    You really do have to harden your heart and feed for the way they look.
    If they are well padded with no waist, then they are being given too much.
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    Cavaliers are also a breed that can grow fat on just the sniff of a biscuit.


    So true!
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    Rice cakes {human ones!} are also very good - they are filling but very low in calories.

    Don't go for the Marmite ones or ones with added salt...
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    Cavaliers are also a breed that can grow fat on just the sniff of a biscuit.


    I think I must be part Cavalier too
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