How many cups of food

Discussion in 'Ohio Gun Dogs' started by Riverdawg, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. Riverdawg

    Riverdawg New Member

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    I have a 80lb female lab and Ive been giving her three cups of food a day. 2 in the morning and one at night. But she seems hungry all the time, so I upped it to 4 cups. How much does your dog weigh and do you feed once or twice a day?
     
  2. Motherducker

    Motherducker New Member

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    Riverdawg,

    My YLF is 2 years old and weighs 80 lbs. on the nose. I give her 2 cups in the morning and 2 cups in the evening. If she's still hungry I'll give her ice cubes to munch on, carrots, or broccoli. That seems to entertain her at least.

    I also give her 1 large size milkbone per day.

    My other dog was fed unlimited. Meaning, when her bowl was empty I'd fill it. She was a unique dog and managed her own eating/weight. I'd end up filling it every other day or so. With this 2 year old though if you put a 40lbs. bag of food on the floor she might eat it all or at least try to!

    Good luck,
    -MD
     

  3. DiverDown

    DiverDown New Member

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    Ours gets fed in the moring 1 cup/bowl full and 1 cup/bowl full in the evenig, they get treats periodicly through out the day when we're home. you can fill up their bowls and if they ain't hungery they wont eat. The BLK Lab we had was the one that would eat only what she wanted and then come back and finish the rest later. Our Ywl lab is around 100 pounds and the puppie is around 40 pounds now and growing. Thats a guestament wieght on Sprig. DD
     
  4. Trainer

    Trainer New Member

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    I feed 1 8oz cup in the morning and two at night. If I have to feed much more than that, I change to a dog food with a different composition. He/she is not using the food but dumping it in the yard. If the dog shows a gain in weight, I cut back to two cups a day. Some dogs always seem hungry. You cannot judge good nutrition by how hungary the dog appears to be. Jim
     
  5. pintaildreamer

    pintaildreamer Active Member

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    I feed my 60#- one year old- ylf- 1 and 2/3's cup twice a day. sometimes she will act not interested in her food like she is not hungry then take 10 dog treats from the neighbor kids, eating them as if she hasn't been fed in days.
     
  6. huntnlabs

    huntnlabs New Member

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    <P>I've got a 7 yo BLM that weighed 91 lbs on his last vet visit in Feb. I feed twice a day, 5 am &amp; 5 pm. Eukanuba Premium Performance 1 cup at each feeding. I break his dog small (2.5") biscuts in half when I give him a treat. He gets around 6 whole ones, broken through the day. </P>
     
  7. Ducksmasher

    Ducksmasher New Member

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    <P>I have an 85lb chocolate lab female built like a tank. I feed her 1 cup in the morning and 2 cups at dinner time. She has already burned off the cup by early afternoon due to training, and by giving your dog too much food in the morning can make them sluggish. Don't feed more than 3 cups a day, she's gonna gain weight in her inactive periods. Labs love to eat and they don't know when to stop, don't worry you aren't starving her.</P>
     
  8. Mightyduck

    Mightyduck New Member

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    1 cup in the morning and 1 cup in the evening of 26% protien and 14 % fat dog food, plus two biscuts at both meals, and a few extra biscuts at night, have 92 lb black male, and 87 lb yellow male.Plus they get one viteaman daily ...just my two pennys worth <img src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" align="middle" border="0"><br>
     
  9. RobNew

    RobNew New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">My 2YO male gets 2 cups at 8a.m. and 2 cups at 6 p.m.&nbsp; We feed ProPlan Performance all year, because he doesn't have an "off season."</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Rob</P>