April 23, 2014

How much iams dog food should i feed my dog?

Question by Evan: How much iams food should i feed my dog?
He is an 11 month old black lab. About 65-70 lbs. Pretty skinny, average i guess. He is a very hyper dog and enjoys long runs.

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Answer by クリスティーナ
iams is a horrible brand!

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  1. Jenifer, RVT says:

    Your puppy is very lucky to have an owner like you who is so concerned about his or her health and well-being. I would be delighted to respond to your inquiry. Long before I worked for the Iams Company, I have fed and recommended Iams!

    For your large-breed puppy, I would recommend our Iams Smart Puppy Large Breed. Iams Smart Puppy Large Breed is designed specifically for large and giant breed puppies to help manage the growth these puppies generally experience. Nutritionally controlling the growth rate of large and giant breed puppies helps minimize the risk of common bone and joint problems. It also contains less fat, lower calories and reduced levels of protein with the proper calcium to phosphorus ratio to better meet the nutritional needs of your large breed puppy.

    For this formula, I would recommend feeding between 4-4 ¼ cups of food. Depending on the activity level of your dog, you can adjust the feeding as needed.

    Good luck!

  2. Tee Tee says:

    You should always start with the recommended amount listed on the bag. You may have to increase or decrease it depending on your dog's activity level, etc. My lab is 72 lbs and he eats 4 cups of kibble a day – 2 cups in the morning and 2 cups in the evening. I feed Taste of the Wild and the bag recommends 3 – 3 1/2 cups per day, but my dog is very active and starting loosing weight on that amount so I increased it a little.

  3. FidosCityGuide says:

    How much to feed your dog depends on the dog food. Different dog food has different calories. There should be a chat on the bag that will give you an idea.

    Iams is not one of my favorite dog foods either, but it is better than some. Read the label to see what is in the dog food. You might want to read this article too. http://www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/evr_dg_the_bes

  4. Robert M. says:

    ^^^^ wow iams is definitely NOT the worst food out there!
    The powers that be have done so well in their marketing that people are brainwashed into thinking foods labeled holistic or all natural are better for our dogs than anything out there- wrong
    but criticize everyone for feeding foods you say are unhealthy when you have no knowledge of animal nutrition anyway… it seems to be the idiotic trend on here. You people need to cool it and do some actual homework that extends beyond reading some hippie whole-dog journal or watching a tv commercial.

    Answer depends on what IAMS formula you are feeding. At 11 months if you are feeding the regular adult food probably about 3-3.5cups a day (1.5 cup morning and 1.5 cup evening) depending on activity level. Adjust as needed. If the dog is gaining too much weight you can cut it back by 1/4 of a cup- if it's still gaining weight take another 1/4 off. If it looks too thin add 1/4 and so on until you are at the right amount to maintain a healthy weight. But at least you have a starting point. Good luck!

  5. 3 – 3 1/2 cups of food a day.My 60 pound Lab eats the same, if it doesn't seem like enough or too much,Then adjust the amount of food according to what your dog's body is telling you. If your dog starts to get too skinny, up the food intake. If the dog starts to gain weight, lower the food intake.
    =) LABS RULE!

  6. ♥ Burlena &he says:

    IAMS IS TOTAL CRAP!! DON'T BUT IAMS!!!! IT IS FILLED WITH BY-PRODUCTS WHICH ARE THE FEET, BEAKS AND FEATHERS OF BIRDS. IT MADE MY DOG SCRATCH ALL HIS FUR OFF AND MADE ANOTHER DOG I KNOW CHEW HIMSELF. IT IS NOT GOOD! DON'T BUY IAMS. AND DON'T FEED YOUR DOG IAMS.

  7. PeterbiltDave says:

    two cups twice aday. Recomennd you switch to Costco's Kirkland Adult Dog Food. Check it out, very good food & only $ 25 for a 40lb bag.

  8. i had a chocolate lab and he ate a lot for that size i would say 2 cups

  9. garfield says:

    1 or 1 and a half cups at breakfast and dinner. that's about three cups total a day.

    PLEASE check out my question:

  10. Husky Mom says:

    Iams? I'd switch. It's good food, but not the best. I'd go with Wellness Dog Food. A lot better.

    But for sizes, look on the back of your package. It should have a chart for dog amounts and sizes. It's different for different types of dog food.

  11. A few scoops would be fine. However that dog food makes dogs sick some times.

  12. Lindsay says:

    None at all. IAMS is horrible dog food. Go with Blue Buffalo.

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