Am I over feeding my 6 month old german shepherd puppies

by Trish






I have been feeding my two 6 month german shepherds Solid Gold dog food for about 6 weeks, dry with a little canned mixed in, and they both have loose stools.

I feed them 4 cups in am and 2-3 cups in pm. Is that too much food?

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Jun 10, 2010
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Way too much and might be alergic
by: Sebastien daru

If he has loose Stool, he might also be alergic to solid gold. Mine was....

Mar 16, 2010
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way to much
by: Anonymous

wow i think you are seriously over feeding the little guys you dont want them to get big that it might affect them in the long run....

Feb 20, 2010
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too much
by: Wendy

I have to agree with the others. I feed my pup Orijen large breed puppy, which is grain free. He is 8 months and a tall, lean 85 lbs. He gets 2 cups in the AM & 2 1/4 cups in the PM.

Check the bag for guidelines, Dogs should be lean. You should be able to see a waistline and feel the ribs when you do a 2 hand pat down the sides.

Obesity is not good for gsds who have the potential for hip dysplasia. Loose stools can be a result of overfeeding, especially in a higher protein food. Solid Gold is a good brand though, I know several folks who swear by it.

Feb 16, 2010
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Puppies Eat more
by: Anonymous

I have a 6 month old GSD. She gets 2 1/2 cups am and pm. She is 43#. Look on the bag of dog food.
Check to see if they are at the high end or low end and go from there.

Also, do not put them on a high protein food or puppy food at 6 months because they will grow too fast. They will still grow to their adult size.

You don't want to them to have skeletal problems from growing too fast.

Feb 16, 2010
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Way way too much!
by: Anonymous

My GSD was getting 2 cups am and pm a day.... he weighs 96 pounds and the vet said he is too heavy for his age (5yr) I have now cut him back to 1 1/2 cups am and pm. I can't imagine what 5 cups a day would have done to his little puppy self at age 6months.


Feb 16, 2010
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WAY too much
by: Anonymous

Each dog should be getting about 1 1/2 -2 cups per meal for a total of 4 cups per dog....WAY WAY too much

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