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He's a 8 and 1/2 months old golden. Lately, my dad was saying that he's overweight. But the thing is I can still feel his ribs. Could it be because he's more of a shorter anxious sturdier type of golden, and that makes him look fat or something?

So, I've tried cutting down his food. For breakfast, I give him one cup full of dog biscuits. For dinner, I give him one cup of rice and chicken breast meat. But every time after his dinner, he still seems hungry. And I really don't want to see him go to bed hungry... Is there a way to tell if the amount of food I feed him is too much or too little?

I know that the amount of food a dog eats differs, But is there a way to make sure that I'm giving him the right amount of food? Also, is chicken meat better than beef?
 

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A cup of food twice a day, is a reasonable amount. Are you giving lots of treats during the day? If he is hungry before you go to bed, you could give him a small piece of carrot or apple.

Can you post a picture of him? It would be easier to tell if his weight is good. I believe the breed standard for an adult male golden retriever is approximately 30-35 kg. Your puppy is still growing, and will continue to fill out after he reaches his full height.
 

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Maverick has been on about 2 cups of kibble a day and a few treats in between. One cup at lunch time and one at dinner time with a treat or two before lunch, and a treat before dinner, and one final treat after dinner about an hour before bed.

He was a bit chubby around the 8mo mark, but we've cut back on the treats and type of treats given and he's lost alot of that chubbiness. Now at almost a year, he looks like a fit dog.
 

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My dog has some treats in the afternoon when my family and I train him. Then, he also has the calcium supplements(which are kind of like biscuits). Also, for his dinner, I add two pumps of salmon oil to his food. Other than that, usually I don't give him any other treats. Is this okay?

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