Question by gdogbert2: How much food should a golden retriever be getting?
9 years old
Fed Iam’s Senior/Weight Control
What alternative snack do they like that are healthy, so to satisfy my dad and grandmother who evidently MUST give treats… sigh
I want to start feeding him in smaller portions, multiple times a day if necessary in hopes to trick him that he’s full, but ultimately cutting down the overall amount. And also to help solve the problem that my dad MUST feed him every time he goes near his bowl. Is this a good idea?
Answer by durdenslabs
What you do is give him the amount that he needs to maintain his “ideal” weight. Find out from your vet how much he should weigh, then go by the recomended feeding listed on the food.
Our female Lab was overweight at one point by about 7 lbs. We cut her food down to 2 – 2 1/2 cups a day (once in the morning) with a couple of dog bone treats during the afternoon.
Tell your dad to stop feeding him every time he’s near the food bowl. THat’s why the dog is overweight in the first place.
Take him out to exercise more and give less food (as stated above).
They can give him regular dog treats or even plain yogurt if they have to – but only in small amounts.
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