Originally Posted by Littleknitwit
Am I starving my dogs? They certainly don't look it.
That's the bottom line. Remember that most
energy calculators are provided by people that supply feed. There is a belief out there as well that "puppies should look
healthy" which isn't necessarily the same as being
We have three six-month-old Standard puppies in the household right now, weighing 30-35#, and they generally consume 300-400g of Orijen 6 Fish kibble a day (4020 kcal/kg) for about 1200-1600 kcal/day (per dog).
Orijen also says that "a cup" of their food weighs 115 g, but when I weigh out "a cup" the way I scoop it, it is closer to 135 g (about 15% more). If your scooping style is like mine (which I didn't think was "generous" until I weighed it), you might be feeding more than you think.