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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: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

How old is Brodie now, please?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
14 weeks today.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago.
I feed him Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy dry food.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months 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 4 months ago.
Okay. I have been feeding him 1 cup three times daily.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He's skinny!!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Here he is with Molly ��
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it's okay that he's bony in the back?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Here's another one...taken today.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Growing like a weed!

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin