30th November 2011, 04:33 PM
Feeding my Cav
We have two puppies one is 17 weeks and the other is 20 weeks. We are feeding them Natural Balance dry food twice a day now. How much do you feed your dogs, is a 1/2 a cup twice a day to much? I don't want to over feed them but then again I want to make sure they are getting enough. What is the general rule for Cavs?
Thank you all, Mooch
1st December 2011, 12:14 AM
I feed my puppy Natural Balance too. Sonny loves the potato and duck Sonny is almost 6 months old and we feed him 3/4 cup twice a day. I believe the recommended on Natural Balance is 1-1 1/2 cups a day, but then it says for puppies you can feed up to two times per pound of body weight. So Sonny is 15 pounds and in the 10-20 pound range at 1- 1 1/2 cups a day, but since we can double it he moves to the 20-30 pound range at 1 1/2 -2 cups a day. So far following their recommended portion has worked for us. Sonny is very lean and has the indention at his waist, so I think the amount has worked for him! He gobbles his food up and eats it in about 30 seconds. To slow down his eating we have been feeding him with the busy buddy magic mushroom which is a treat dispenser and makes him work for his food and slows down his eating time.
Last edited by ashleighelizabeth; 1st December 2011 at 12:15 AM.
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1st December 2011, 12:21 AM
1st December 2011, 12:31 AM
PS I was going to link you to breeder Laura Lang's great cavalier care page on feeding, but see she is changing the site and that page is not there at the moment.
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1st December 2011, 01:43 AM
Thanks Karlin for the advice! I will definitely talk to my vet about Sonny's food intake. I definitely don't want to be overfeeding him!
Originally Posted by Karlin