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We feed Marley 3x a day, a half a cup of food each time. However, he always jumps up and down by the closet where we store his food and around the counter where we store his bowl after he eats. He's 8.5 weeks old. Am I underfeeding him? I don't want to overfeed him. Please help!
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I feed my foster 1 cup 3xs a day, she is 12 weeks old.
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We feed Marley 3x a day, a half a cup of food each time. However, he always jumps up and down by the closet where we store his food and around the counter where we store his bowl after he eats. He's 8.5 weeks old. Am I underfeeding him? I don't want to overfeed him. Please help!
Your not feeding him enough, he's hungry.
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I still feed Sadie 1 cup, 3 times a day and she is 8 month old.
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I agree with everyone else. A growing puppy eats alot and needs it for the nutrients and growing up burns alot of calories. I kept Bama on that schedule of one cup 3 x a day till he was 6 months old.
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I always went by the bag...and most everything I got him was at least three maybe four cups a day. What does the instructions say on your packaging?
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I didn't read the instructions. I read that golden retriever pups should eat 1/2 c. of food 3x a day. I didn't think it was enough. I've been giving a scrambled egg to go along with his 1/2 c. of food at dinnertime. My husband has been giving him more food after he finishes his bowl. I'll give him a cup 3x a day from now on.
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Puppies do eat a lot and burn a lot. Try upping to 3/4C 3x a day. You'll likely up it to close to 3 cups a day in a month or so.

I've always fed 3x daily until 4 months and then cut to two meals - same amount of food, just spread over 2 meals rather than 3. Generally, as for how much to feed, I look at physcial shape of the dog. If he looks thin, I feed more. Looks pudge, I feed less. Some dogs will always *act* like they're starving, but that doesn't always mean they need more food. Go by how he looks.
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Marley is pretty solid. I think he's going to be a big dog. He's also very active. He's always running in the yard and my husband takes him for little walks down the road. I'll have to increase his food.
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Rachelle, go according to the guidelines on the packet. That is what I did but quickly realised that Harvey is actually not getting enough. After consulting with my GR mentor she instructed me to up his food ever so slightly ... and with great results! He is no longer attacking his bowl though he still scoffs down his food very quickly.

Harvey gets +- 150 grams of food three times a day and I up it every week, according to his weight gain.
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