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Is anybody here feeding Orijen to their puppies?? I'm really confused with the feeding chart and I think my puppy is no getting fully satisfied, he looks hungry during the day.

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Comment by Lois - Izzi on February 13, 2014 at 2:19pm

giggle of the morning....  "looks hungry"  my husband and I have learned to check with each other before we fed these two a second time within the same hour.    Not only do they look hungry they will tell him I haven't fed them since last week..    It's all in the eyes  

Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on February 13, 2014 at 12:12am

Orijen food is pretty concentrated in calories (no grains as fillers), so the calorie count probably is good.  Still, if the calculator says give more, or you just feel a bit sorry for the little guy, give him a bit more, perhaps as a light snack or training treat. ;)

Comment by Carla and Leo on February 12, 2014 at 2:19pm
Thank you Jan, Lily and Nessy ☺️
Comment by Carla and Leo on February 12, 2014 at 2:15pm
He eats 3 times a day but only 2/3 of a cup because that's what the Orijen pack says, but I don't know maybe I'm reading it wrong :/
Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on February 12, 2014 at 1:01am

Forgot to add - very young puppies (under 8 months), grow fast, so it is a good idea to weigh them very regularly, say ever 1 - 2 weeks, so that you can adjust their food ration to match.

Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on February 12, 2014 at 1:00am

Young puppies (under about 3 months) need to eat 3-4 times a day, 3-6 months maybe 3 times/day, 6 months and older can usually do well on 2 times a day.

As for feeding amounts, try the dog food calculator at: http://goldendoodles.com/care/food_calculator.htm

Select the pup's age, weight (in whole numbers, either pounds or kg), and the Kcal/cup info from the food bag.  Hit the Calculate button. Then,  use the MER numbers to determine approximately how much your puppy needs at his/her current weight & age.  These numbers should closely match the feeding chart from the bag of food.

A more active or actively growing puppy / dog may need more, a less active dog might need less, but puppies usually need close to the calculated amount to thrive.

Hope this helps!

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on February 11, 2014 at 10:33pm

I'm not familiar with Orijen, so no help from here...so sorry!  I'd probably just try increasing the size of his meals a little if he seems hungry during the day.  I assume you still have him on 3 meals per day?

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