How much should you feed?

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    I searched but I couldn’t find any real topics discussing it.

    I know how much you feed varies from dog to dog greatly. I’m just curious if anyone noticed this or any opinions.
    My dog is 75lbs, and usually falls into a 60-80lbs range on the feeding guide. And with most foods it falls in a 3-4 cup range. It’s not that I truly follow it I’m more curious why this one food is so vastly different from others.
    Taste of the Wild Pine Forest has a 60-80lbs range with a 4 – 5 cup range.
    Compared to just another variety:
    Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain Canine 60-80lbs range is 3¼ – 3¾ cup range.
    Different brands for example-
    Victor Ocean Fish 80lbs range is 3¾ cups
    Go! Sensitive LID 70-90lb range is 2 1/2 – 3 cups/ 3 – 3 1/2 cups

    Does this mean you would have to feed more Pine Forest to match that of the others?

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    Susan
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    Hi, it’s cause the Kcals per cup are lower so you need to feed more, Kcalls per cup in TOTW Pine Forest is 337Kcals per cup & I feed TOTW Sierra Mountain, Roasted Lamb-338 Kcals Per Cup, I need to feed around 2 heaped cups of the TOTW kibble so the weight doesn’t fall off Patch, then I rotate & feed Canidae Pure Wild Boar 454Kcals per cup I feed 1 & 1/2 cup a day…..
    Here’s a calculator & will give you an idea how many calories a day your dog needs but I also feed less so Patch is lean & all muscle, lean dogs live longer then fat dogs.
    http://www.german-shepherd-lore.com/dog-food-calculator.html

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    InkedMarie
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    I use the dog food calculator here, on DFA

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