Often the manufacturer recommends more than is needed, so adjust to your dog's needs.
most people don't have a clue on properly acessesing a dog weight. seeOften the manufacturer recommends more than is needed, so adjust to your dog's needs.
You want to keep a pup on the slender side.According to Dr. Tony Buffington, Professor of Clinical Nutrition, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, your puppy can be fed a regimen of specific caloric intake compared to his body condition score (BCS), using a simple one to five scale, from overly thin to obese. Using manufacturer feeding recommendations as an initial starting point, feed your puppy to a score of two and maintain this weight until he's fully grown. Feed whatever amount is necessary to maintain a BCS of two during the growth period, realizing that dogs have varying growth rates and activity levels. Once his adult stature is achieved, you may allow him to reach a score of three.
2 = Thin - Ribs easily palpated and may be visible with no palpable fat. Tops of lumbar vertebrae visible. Pelvic bones less prominent. Obvious waist and abdominal tuck.3 = Moderate - Ribs palpable without excess fat covering. Abdomen tucked up when viewed from side.