How come the Orijen puppy feeding guideline says to feed your puppy less when they get to 44lbs (1 3/4 C) and 33lbs its 2 1/3 C? I thought you’d feed a puppy more when they’re 10 lbs bigger!
I suggest you go to the dog food calculator here at DFA. You will need to know how many calories per cup in the Orijen puppy food.
It’s 451 kcal per cup =789 kcal per day for a 44 lb puppy
1,050 kcal per day for a 33 lb puppy
So the bigger a puppy gets, the less food and calories he needs?
Oops, the calculator doesn’t give puppy recommendations. I generally would follow the feeding guidelines and look at the puppy and either feed more or less.
I have a now almost 11 mos old puppy but he didn’t eat kibble.
I have a Great Dane, my second one, and they eat more and more food until they reach a certain age and weight then yes they start to eat less and less because they are not growing any more. I fed her Orijen Puppy Large breed and use the chart on the back of the bag to help determine how much to feed her based on her current weight, current age, and what she should weigh in the future.
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