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Old December 17th 05, 02:28 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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generally speaking, do puppies need more food than dogs do? the feeding
requirements on the food I use for Cali are so broad that I have no clue
what is best. Currently, she gets 2/3 cup a day of Diamond dry puppy food.
She always seems to be hungry and tries to scanvenge for food all day
whenever she can. Should she be getting more food or will this cause her to
be overweight (especially since winter tends to be a low activity time
around here)? I see the vet on Tuesday so I plan to ask then but wanted to
see what others say here as well. I guess I should mention that she is
currently 3 pounds and 17 weeks old (and a toy poodle). thanks for input.


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Old December 17th 05, 03:03 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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In article , MauiJNP wrote:
generally speaking, do puppies need more food than dogs do?


Yes! For example, at six months Emmett was eating 5
cups/day, and at two years he was eating 2 cups/day of the
same food.

She always seems to be hungry and tries to scanvenge for food all day
whenever she can.


She's a dog. I start with the guidelines printed on the bag
and keep an eye on how the dog is actually doing, and adjust
as necessary.

How's the feeding schedule working out?
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Old December 17th 05, 04:29 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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generally speaking, do puppies need more food than dogs do?


Yes! For example, at six months Emmett was eating 5
cups/day, and at two years he was eating 2 cups/day of the
same food.

She always seems to be hungry and tries to scanvenge for food all day
whenever she can.


She's a dog. I start with the guidelines printed on the bag
and keep an eye on how the dog is actually doing, and adjust
as necessary.


The one I am using now says 1 cup. The one I am switching to says 1/2 cup.
The ranges are broad too so its hard to get an exact. It goes by age in
weeks and weight (one food has for now and the other at maturity). So,
she's been getting 2/3 but she seems hungry. My dad feed her extra one day
and she still stole some of Maui's when he wasn't watching.


How's the feeding schedule working out?


It's going well, except they eat at 7am on weekday mornings so Cali refuses
to sleep in on the weekends (Maui will sleep in though since we got to bed
kinda late). Maybe I can feed Cali extra the night before on weekends to
get her to sleep in? As for Maui, he is even eating in the mornings now
because if he doesn't eat it at 7am he doesn't get again till 7pm. I don't
think Maui has missed a meal since the first few days. As for Cali, I don't
think she's ever missed a meal! She must be part pig!


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Old December 17th 05, 12:05 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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on 2005-12-16 at 23:29 wrote:

It's going well, except they eat at 7am on weekday mornings
so Cali refuses to sleep in on the weekends (Maui will sleep
in though since we got to bed kinda late). Maybe I can feed
Cali extra the night before on weekends to get her to sleep
in?


how are you at going back to sleep? harriet will usually let
me sleep in on my days off, but if i've been up late and want
to do *serious* sleeping in, i get up at the regular time, let
her out and feed her, then we go back to bed. she's very good
about Bedtime, no matter when it occurs.

As for Maui, he is even eating in the mornings now
because if he doesn't eat it at 7am he doesn't get again till
7pm. I don't think Maui has missed a meal since the first
few days.


that's excellent!

As for Cali, I don't think she's ever missed a meal! She
must be part pig!


heh. i had the same situation with elliott and harriet. he
wasn't very food oriented, but he quickly learned to eat his
meals when they were offered. given the opportunity, harriet
might eat until she popped.

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Old December 17th 05, 12:05 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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In article , MauiJNP wrote:
The one I am using now says 1 cup. The one I am switching to says 1/2 cup.
The ranges are broad too so its hard to get an exact. It goes by age in
weeks and weight (one food has for now and the other at maturity). So,
she's been getting 2/3 but she seems hungry.


Is she losing weight?

Maybe I can feed Cali extra the night before on weekends to
get her to sleep in?


No! It doesn't work like that.
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Old December 18th 05, 04:23 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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The one I am using now says 1 cup. The one I am switching to says 1/2
cup.
The ranges are broad too so its hard to get an exact. It goes by age in
weeks and weight (one food has for now and the other at maturity). So,
she's been getting 2/3 but she seems hungry.


Is she losing weight?


she gained weight between her first & second vet appointment. her 3rd vet
appointment is Tuesday so I can check her weight again to see how it
changed.


Maybe I can feed Cali extra the night before on weekends to
get her to sleep in?


No! It doesn't work like that.



darn.




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Old December 18th 05, 04:25 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"shelly" wrote in message
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on 2005-12-16 at 23:29 wrote:

It's going well, except they eat at 7am on weekday mornings
so Cali refuses to sleep in on the weekends (Maui will sleep
in though since we got to bed kinda late). Maybe I can feed
Cali extra the night before on weekends to get her to sleep
in?


how are you at going back to sleep?


not too great, once I am up, I am up.


harriet will usually let
me sleep in on my days off, but if i've been up late and want
to do *serious* sleeping in, i get up at the regular time, let
her out and feed her, then we go back to bed. she's very good
about Bedtime, no matter when it occurs.


Maui would do what Harriet does. Cali will not. In fact, even Maui kinda
growls at her to leave him alone when he's trying to sleep in. Its the only
time he doesn't have the patience for her.


As for Maui, he is even eating in the mornings now
because if he doesn't eat it at 7am he doesn't get again till
7pm. I don't think Maui has missed a meal since the first
few days.


that's excellent!


yes, he's doing better than I thought.


As for Cali, I don't think she's ever missed a meal! She
must be part pig!


heh. i had the same situation with elliott and harriet. he
wasn't very food oriented, but he quickly learned to eat his
meals when they were offered. given the opportunity, harriet
might eat until she popped.




glad Cali's not the only one


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Old December 18th 05, 01:57 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 23:25:58 -0500, "MauiJNP" wrote:

Maui would do what Harriet does. Cali will not.


Cali can learn. harriet didn't come to me with the understanding that
bedtime meant "lie down quietly and go to sleep." she had to be taught
that. as far as i'm concerned, it's one of the most important things
she's learned.

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Old December 18th 05, 06:00 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"shelly" wrote in message
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On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 23:25:58 -0500, "MauiJNP" wrote:

Maui would do what Harriet does. Cali will not.


Cali can learn. harriet didn't come to me with the understanding that
bedtime meant "lie down quietly and go to sleep." she had to be taught
that. as far as i'm concerned, it's one of the most important things
she's learned.



she will rest again but only after she's eaten and had some playtime (like
20-45 minutes). then she will go back to sleep. But at that point, I can't
so we just stay up.


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Old December 18th 05, 06:06 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 13:00:51 -0500, "MauiJNP" wrote:

she will rest again but only after she's eaten and had some playtime (like
20-45 minutes). then she will go back to sleep. But at that point, I can't
so we just stay up.


she can learn to potty, eat, and go back to sleep without playing.
remember, you're training her to behave in a certain way, no matter
what, so you may as well train her to behave in a way that causes you
the least frustration.

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