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    Default How much to feed our pug?

    Hi there!
    Toby is just about to turn 6 months old and we are feeding him 40 grams of dry food 3 times a day. (so 120 grams/day) Since he is going to be 6 months old, we are going to feed him 2 times a day and it says on the box to feed him 130 grams/day. Every website I read says something different, I even saw some sites suggesting up to 200 grams!
    He is already 15 pounds (not chubby tho, just a big boy!) and I worry about under/overfeeding him.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks!

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    Manufacturer recommendations are pretty much always too high. A growing dog needs more calories per pound of bodyweight than an adult but you really don't want the dog getting fat. As I recall, as adults my 7.5kg pug got 100g per day and my 9.5kg pug got 110g per day. In addition they got a very small amount of topping, such as white fish or turkey breast. Mostly it's trial and error, monitoring the dog's weight and looking critically at his figure. He should have a visible narrowing at the waist when viewed from above and you should be able to feel his ribs a bit when you stroke him.


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    It depends on the pug and the food!

    I also give a lot of cookies (pieces of dry kibble) during the day. I feed twice a day

    Stormy who's just shy of 10 gets 1/4 C of her food and a heaping spoonful of canned
    Izzy...who's 5 gets 1/4 C of her food and a heaping spoonful of canned
    Bobby (4) and Teddy almost 1 get 1/2 c of their food and a heaping spoonful of canned.
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    Otis is about 19 pounds and gets feed twice a day. He gets just under half a cup at his feedings. He also gets some treats in between. Every dog is different though.

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    Thanks everyone for your feedback!
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    My girls are in the 18-19lb range and I feed them 1/2 a cup a day. I used to feed them 1 cup a day (rabbit) and they got chunky. They were almost 22lbs. Since I cut them down they are in the perfect range.
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