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How much food should Brodie be eating on a daily basis?

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How much food should Brodie be eating on a daily basis?
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 days ago.

How old is Brodie now, please?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
14 weeks today.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

Because Brodie weighs less than 50% of his adult weight at this time, his daily requirement is directly related to his current weight which I need, please, to be most accurate for you.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
When he saw the vet on May 1, he was 17.2 pounds. I would have to weigh him again to get his current weight.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

Let's say he's now 20 lbs. His daily requirement is approximtely 1100 kilocalories. You'll need to check the food label or the manufacturer's website to find out how many kilocalories are in each ounce of food.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I feed him Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy dry food.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

Check the food label. I believe that there are about 475 kilocalories per cup of that food. He should be eating a bit less than 2.5 cups daily, then.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Okay. I have been feeding him 1 cup three times daily.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

Sounds good to me as long as he isn't looking like a piglet!!

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
He's skinny!!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

Then you're feeding appropriately. I want to see some ribs in these pups. We too often overfeed!

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Here he is with Molly ��
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 days ago.

His weight is ideal! Thank you! He's now in my customer photo folder.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
it's okay that he's bony in the back?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 days ago.

It's OK. He's in great shape.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Here's another one...taken today.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 days ago.

Growing like a weed!

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 days ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin