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Joy is almost seven months now. She is on target weight at Just around fifty pounds. I feed her Nutra Ultra/ Large breed puppy food 1.5 cups twice a day. Usually about 12 hours apart. I add scrambled eggs every other day or so in the morning. We giver a peanut butter bone if she is Hyper around our dinner time.

Lately Joy seems to be telling me about a half hour to one hour earlier each day that she is Hungry. And I mean boisterously declaring that she would like to eat now If I dont mind. In the evening thats fine but not in the Am. Should I make her wait or am I not feeding enough for her metabolism.
 

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i remember the 7-8 month period where they were bottomless pits..... you might want to add some raw or cooked (canned without salt) green beans or other veggies, they fill them up but don't add weight. also you might want to change from 1.5 to 2 cups of food, when she starts leaving some food in the bowl you know to lessen the amount of food.

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Since different brands require different amounts of food I can only say, Hank is almost 10 weeks/around 15 lbs, and eats 1 cup/3x day. Sounds like she needs more food. What does the bag say? My Innova bag says 4 cups/day for her age & weight.
 

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Riley gets hungry in between meals. I give her a handful of frozen green beans or a couple of baby carrots to hold her over. Sometimes if I am eating an apple or banana I'll give her a piece. All of it is good and it seems to help in between.
 

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Her wieght looks good in the picture??!! Do you have time to do a little obedience or teach a trick in the AM ? It could be a default behavior because she is bored...I wouldnt know anything about eating cause there is nothing better to do :) !!

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Joy is almost seven months now. She is on target weight at Just around fifty pounds. I feed her Nutra Ultra/ Large breed puppy food 1.5 cups twice a day. Usually about 12 hours apart. I add scrambled eggs every other day or so in the morning. We giver a peanut butter bone if she is Hyper around our dinner time.

Lately Joy seems to be telling me about a half hour to one hour earlier each day that she is Hungry. And I mean boisterously declaring that she would like to eat now If I dont mind. In the evening thats fine but not in the Am. Should I make her wait or am I not feeding enough for her metabolism.
Stick with your same schedule. If you think you should feed her more (ideally you should want to be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see the ribs), it's ok to bump her up to 1 3/4 or 2 cups twice a day. I fed Tysen that much for about 1 1/2 years. He just had a high metabolism and got a lot of exercise.

Someone mentioned looking at what the bag says....while you may very well feed what the bag says out of coincidence, don't let the bag dictate what you feed. Feed based on your observations with your dog.
 
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