Our dog Riley is about 2 years old, 50 lbs coonhound mix. She’s spayed and has a body score of 5, which is ideal, and is up from 3 when we got her a year ago. Today we took her to the vet for a checkup and was surprised by her weight, we assumed she was closer to 30 lbs at a healthy weight since she’s a naturally slim, smaller looking dog.
Right now we feed her Rachael Ray Nutrish wet food. We feed 2 containers day with about a half cup of plain lean ground turkey mixed in at each meal, so one cup per day. We’re considering switching her to Merrick, but in trying to figure out what the cost would be and how much we would feed her we’re a bit confused. For the RR food it says 1 container per 10 lbs, and going off of what an online calculator said her daily calories should be that seems correct. Obviously based on her weight now we should be feeling her more then double of what she’s getting. Up until recently we would leave dry food out for her all of the time as well as her scheduled meal times, but she only ate the dry food once in a blue moon.
We’re definitely going to give out vet a call to ask about this, but does anyone have any input? If we do switch to Merrick should we just shoot for matching the kcal’s she’s getting now?
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