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Hello,
I have been feeding my dogs Purina Pro Plan, thinking that it was a "premium" food. However, my recent research has shown me otherwise. I have been looking into alternate foods to switch to, such as Canidae, and have been told that I would have to feed my dogs much less Canidae food than Pro Plan, as it does not contain fillers. However, I am having trouble finding out exactly how much less I would have to feed.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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Hello,
I have been feeding my dogs Purina Pro Plan, thinking that it was a "premium" food. However, my recent research has shown me otherwise. I have been looking into alternate foods to switch to, such as Canidae, and have been told that I would have to feed my dogs much less Canidae food than Pro Plan, as it does not contain fillers. However, I am having trouble finding out exactly how much less I would have to feed.
Any help would be much appreciated.
-Dave
No one can tell you that for sure but my guess would be about 2/3rds of what you were feeding. What kind of dog do you have, what is its height, is its a male or female, neutered or not, and what is its current weight?
 

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Well how much do your dogs weigh, how active are they, and how much are you feeding right now?
 

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Well how much do your dogs weigh, how active are they, and how much are you feeding right now?
Exactly. It's not a science, but more looking at all those variables & seeing how well your dogs are doing on the initial amount you are feeding them. Then going up or down from there.

 

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I agree. It will depend and be different for each dog. Usually what I do (if I don't really know a starting point) is start by feeding on the low side of what the bag recommends. Then I either go up or down depending on the body condition of my dog.
 

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I agree. It will depend and be different for each dog. Usually what I do (if I don't really know a starting point) is start by feeding on the low side of what the bag recommends. Then I either go up or down depending on the body condition of my dog.
I agree re: the low side of the bag's recommendations. I've found that the recs on the bag are on the high side and often geared toward performance/working dogs. I'd start with maybe even going below the recs on the bag in the beginning so you don't overfeed (and end up with a diarrhea). My dog will show weight changes within about a week.

Also, a slow transition is preferred. 1 week, at a minimum...2 weeks if possible.
 

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Hello,
I have been feeding my dogs Purina Pro Plan, thinking that it was a "premium" food. However, my recent research has shown me otherwise. I have been looking into alternate foods to switch to, such as Canidae, and have been told that I would have to feed my dogs much less Canidae food than Pro Plan, as it does not contain fillers. However, I am having trouble finding out exactly how much less I would have to feed.
Any help would be much appreciated.
-Dave
It really doesn't matter, JUST GET YOUR DOG OFF pro plan. The product is just terrible. Just don't let him get fat. It really depends on how active he is. I adjust my dogs second feeding depending on how much activity we do that day. He is 107 pounds (13 months GSD) and it could be 2 1/2 cups to 3 1/2 cups. In the AM he always gets 2 large cups.
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