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Old 09-12-2010, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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How often does your pup go potty?

Sounds like an odd question but Zeus is 15 weeks old and I take him out about every hour and a half to go pee. And he also goes #2 at least 6 to 7 times a day. Is this normal? I used to feed him purina puppy chow. But for the last 2 weeks his on 4 health. Which has no corn, wheat, soy none of that stuff. What do you think? And whats yalls exp?
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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First question is, do you free feed? If you do stop. Feeding 2x a day, he will have more predictable potty times and make potty training easier. And his system will be on a schedule too.
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First question is, do you free feed? If you do stop. Feeding 2x a day, he will have more predictable potty times and make potty training easier. And his system will be on a schedule too.
Nope I feed him first thing in the morning around 7:30am and then around 5:30pm. He eats around 2 1/2 to 3 cups total per day. SO......
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2 1/2 to 3 cups a day is a lot of food for a 15 week old pup. How much does he weigh?
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Nope I feed him first thing in the morning around 7:30am and then around 5:30pm. He eats around 2 1/2 to 3 cups total per day. SO......
Ok IMO that is too much. We feed our pups 1 cup 2x day and our adults 2.5 cups 2x day. It does vary a bit depending on size but if you overfeed then they tend to have piles and piles of feces.
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I agree teasha when we had adult dogs our dogs got about 2.5 cups a day. I have a pup now he get's about a cup a day that's all they need anymore than that and not only will you have a pup using the bathroom all day long you also run the risk of having an overweight dog too. What are you feeding? And what is the recommended feeding amount based on his weight on the bag?
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Ok IMO that is too much. We feed our pups 1 cup 2x day and our adults 2.5 cups 2x day. It does vary a bit depending on size but if you overfeed then they tend to have piles and piles of feces.
I say 2 1/2 to 3 cups realistically its probably 2 cups. cause i fill up his bowl in the morning which consists of 2 1/2 cups which I have measured. Then he eats about 1/3 of it in the morning and eats most of the rest in the evening. so anywhere from 2 to 2 1/4 more realistic. And he weighs about 23lbs. I'll find out the exact amount tomorrow. It's his last vet visit for a yr.
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I am feeding him 4 health which is made by diamond naturals. it says for a put weighing 20-30 lbs feed 2 1/2 -3 cups per day so thats what I'm feeding him. Also he has gas constantly. lol
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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But his coat looks amazing and he does not look fat at all. And again the food doesnt have any fillers to my knowledge.

Ingredients:
Lamb, lamb meal, egg product, ground rice, cracked pearled barley, millet, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, potatoes, oatmeal, tomato pomace, natural flavor, flaxseed, ocean fish meal, salmon oil (source of DHA), potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-Carnitine, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 27.0% (min.), Crude Fat 15.0% (min.), Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 2.2% (min.), Calcium 1.2% (min.), Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.3% (min.), DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)* 0.05% (min.), Moisture 10.0% (max.), Crude Fiber 3.0% (max.), Phosphorus 1.2% (max.), Phosphorus 1.0% (min.), Zinc 150 mg/kg (min.), L-Carnitine* 30 mg/kg (min.), Selenium 0.4 mg/kg (min.), Vitamin E 150 IU/kg (min.).
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profile.

Caloric Content:
3,656 kcal/kg (342 kcal/cup).

Feeding instructions:
This is a suggested recommended daily portion. You may need to feed slightly more or less, depending on your dog's activity level and overall fitness. Be sure to provide plenty of fresh, clean water daily. Be sure to consult with a veterinarian if you have questions.

Dog's Weight - Daily Amount
Weight -- 6 to 11 weeks -- 3 to 4 months -- 5 to 7 months -- 8 to 12 months
3 to 5 lb. -- 1 to 1-1/3 -- 3/4 to 1-1/4 -- 2/3 to 3/4 -- 1/2 to 2/3 cups
5 to 10 lb. -- 1-1/3 to 2-1/4 -- 1-1/4 to 2 -- 3/4 to 1-1/3 -- 2/3 to 1 cups
10 to 20 lb. -- 2-1/4 to 3-1/2 -- 2 to 3 -- 1-1/3 to 2 1/4 -- 1 to 1-3/4 cups
20 to 30 lb. -- 3-1/2 to 4-2/3 -- 3 to 4 -- 2-1/4 to 3 -- 1-3/4 to 2-1/3 cups
30 to 40 lb. -- 4-2/3 to 5-2/3 -- 4 to 5 -- 3 to 3-1/2 -- 2-1/3 to 2-3/4 cups
40 to 60 lb. -- N/A -- 5 to 6-1/2 -- 3-1/2 to 4-2/3 -- 2-3/4 to 3-2/3 cups
60 to 80 lb. -- N/A -- 6-1/2 to 7-3/4 -- 4-2/3 to 5-1/2 -- 3-2/3 to 4-1/2 cups
80 to 100 lb. -- N/A -- N/A -- 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 -- 4-1/2 to 5-1/4 cups
100 to 120 lb. -- N/A -- N/A -- 6-1/2 to 7 -- 5-1/4 to 5-3/4 cups
120 to 140 lb. -- N/A -- N/A -- 7 to 8 -- 5-3/4 to 6-1/2 cups
140 to 160 lb. -- N/A -- N/A -- 8 to 8 -3/4 -- 6-1/2 to 7 cups
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I don't go by what the bags say, they are always way off. IMO I would do one cup am and one cup pm. Give his food and give 15 minutes to eat, then pull it. Then next meal time repeat. Once his body adjusts you will see a difference.
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when i had onyx on kibble at that age he only got about 1-1.25 a day. granted he at the same age was drastically smaller!!! at 6mo he just scaled in at 26.1lbs. if he is doing good on it i truly dont know what to tell you. i am not as well educated as most of the owners here. seems like some grains are in your food, fillers? i am sure more educated people will chime in.

but to answer your thread title, at 6mo my 26lb staffy bull goes #2 maybe 2x and #1 2-4x at the most. depending on work load and heat conditions
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
 

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Me personally I don't think a growing pup needs anymore than 1 cup-1.5 cups. Usually with excessive gas it's something with the feed that is irritating their digestive tracks. Not a fan of anything manufactured by Diamond but that's just me. I don't know how much you spend on your feed but I would go with TOTW, Blue Buffalo, Innova Or EVO and cut back on the amount your feeding. But it's your pup you have to do what you think is best. Good luck to you
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Here's a pic of my little guy.

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Old 09-12-2010, 08:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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At 15 weeks old how often should you take out your pup to avoid having accidents in the house?
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Maybe I'm just so nervous for him to have accidents that I am taking him out every 1 1/2 hrs. But I have heard thats what I am supposed to do at his age.
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