Feeding

I just rescued a jack Russell mix dog from the pound. My vet says she is 10 months old. How much should I be feeding her? I have been giving her about one cup of dry food in the am and one cup in the evening, but she always seems hungary. I know at the pound they just keep huge bowls filled all the time.

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Jan 24, 2012
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What to feed your Jack
by: Little Jackie Hoover

My Jack eats raw and Canidae - All Stages. I give him 1/4 cup in the am with boiling h2o and a teaspoon on michael's filet mignon wet dog canned food.

Night time he gets a raw chicken wing or turkey neck every other day. The raw meaty bones are great for his teeth. He has the freshes breath and whitest teeth. He also gets Dr. Harvey's Veg to Bowl or Canine Health each night, 1 scoop with boiling water and then some raw ground, chicken, buffalo, beef, turkey, salmon (always cooked due to parasites), white fish.

He weights 14 pounds at 9 months old. He is a shorty and should weigh about 17 full grown. I'll never feed my dog commercial dog food again. I see a holistic vet and my 14 y.o. Jack died last year with cancer directly related to the crappy food that he was eating. My dogs only eat organiic, lots of veggies, etc.

Jan 21, 2012
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Feeding
by: Deborah

I have a 19lb jack that was 11 months when I rescued him and I feed mine about 1/2 dry twice a day...Please let me know what happens with your baby?

Jan 21, 2012
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Feeding your Jack
by: Teresa

It really depends on size and weight of your Jack and what brand of dog food. I would ask your vet for a recommendation of a good dog food with no added fillers - such as corn and corncobs, cereal by-products, feathers, soy, cottonseed hulls, peanut hulls, citrus pulp, screening, weeds, and straw. Then check on the back of the package for your Jack's size and weight for portions and plit that into 2 meals. 2 meals a day sounds just right. Most dogs usually appear hungry.....because they love to eat! In between meals you can make them work(perform obedience based tricks like "sit") for special treats like biscuits. Also, if you can add some things like canned pumpkin to their food which will help with stools as well as fill them up a bit. You can check with your vet to make sure they are at the proper weight for their size as well.

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