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Old 04-09-2011, 02:30 AM   #1
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Default How much should a 60 lb dog eat/day?

I'm concerned chance isn't eating as much as he should. I can't lift him anymore but I think he may have lost weight hes about 1 1/2 years old he's acting completely fine. I feed both dogs together I tried feeding them apart to measure just what Chance is eating but he won't eat alone he just cries for my other dog
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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Tracker eats 2 cups a day when he feels like it ... some days he only eats 1 cup and somedays he doesn't touch his food.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: How much should a 60 lb dog eat/day?

1/2 cup of food per 20 pounds a day so 1 1/2 cups a day, when was the last time he had bloodwork done? The best way to make sure he's okay is to have a blood panel but if he's acting fine and you havent noticed anything else weird then i'm sure hes alright.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: How much should a 60 lb dog eat/day?

I go by what my dog food bag says. I usually give my chihuahua mostly wet food because she is old and hates the kibble now. So I usually give her some dry food (Like a small handful) and 2 spoonfuls of wet food each meal.

The two other dogs are about 20 pounds and I give them 1 1/2 cups a day of dry food. They are getting chunky so we really have to watch and make sure they dont bowl hop. (They love to get to the old dogs food since she gets wet food.)
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:53 AM   #5
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I go by what my dog food bag says. I usually give my chihuahua mostly wet food because she is old and hates the kibble now. So I usually give her some dry food (Like a small handful) and 2 spoonfuls of wet food each meal.

The two other dogs are about 20 pounds and I give them 1 1/2 cups a day of dry food. They are getting chunky so we really have to watch and make sure they dont bowl hop. (They love to get to the old dogs food since she gets wet food.)
Manufacturers put on there bags a larger amount of food to feed a day so your dog eats more and in turn you buy more dog food. Thats a ton of food a day for such small dogs.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:59 AM   #6
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Default Re: How much should a 60 lb dog eat/day?

Here is a website for help http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/feeding.htm Scroll down and there is a feeding chart.

For us, our 100lbs lab gets 2 1/2 cups twice a day. She "could" if we wanted to get up to 4 cups twice a day. But she's on a diet, hehe!
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Default Re: How much should a 60 lb dog eat/day?

We go by what is on the label. Our 50lb dog gets 3 cups a day, but I'm thinking of cutting it down since she hasn't been to the dog park and hasn't been as active. The past few days she's only eaten half of her food, but yesterday she went back to eating her full serving.
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Risby is about 55 lb and she eats 2 cups twice a day and she's just right as far as weight
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:06 PM   #9
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Mac is 72lbs and he eats 1.25 cups twice a day of Purina One (what it says). If he's more active that day we'll give him a little more. But he's been laying around the house all winter so he doesn't get more.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:08 PM   #10
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We give ours what it says on the bag for their size. If they don't get as much exercise or more exercise then I adjust as necessary. They're at perfect weights for their size.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:07 AM   #11
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Our 67 lb dog gets 2.5 cups a day when she is getting exercised regularly. If not, it is down 1.5-2 cups.
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