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Postby kera09 » September 11th, 2009, 10:11 pm

does anyone weigh the food for the doggies? If so where do i find good prices on a scale??
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 12th, 2009, 8:12 am

You can find cheap scales at Wal-Mart, generally in with the kitchen utensils.

When I fed raw, I weighed for a bit but then I learned to eyeball it. Then I got even lazier and just fed less if she started looking pudgy, more if she started looking thin. It's not an exact science. :wink:
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Postby TinaMartin » September 14th, 2009, 8:23 am

What Liz said.
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Postby BullyLady » September 14th, 2009, 8:47 pm

Double what Liz said, that's how I did it too. It's SUCH an easy way to feed!
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Postby kera09 » September 15th, 2009, 12:45 am

okie dokie! no scale for me then if it isnt really necessary. thanks!
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Postby mnp13 » September 15th, 2009, 6:48 pm

We weigh meals. It's very very easy to over feed them, and you can find yourself with a chubb-o unexpectedly. You can pick up a scale for $10, it's a very good investment.
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Postby katiek0417 » September 16th, 2009, 8:30 pm

I used to weigh...Greg still does....now I just eyeball it...and I go by how the dog looks...
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Postby furever_pit » August 27th, 2011, 5:38 pm

I weigh the dog's food on the same scale I use to weigh my own.
It was less than $15 at GNC.

Personally, I am not great at eyeballing food amounts and since I am new to the whole raw thing I'd rather figure it out with details first.
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Postby SisMorphine » September 5th, 2011, 9:25 pm

I don't bother weighing. Meals everyday are at a whim as sometimes they get a ton of training treats, and sometimes they get heavier "good-bye" treats (bones and longer lasting stuff for when I leave for work), so the morning meal and the dinner are just eyeballed. I keep an eye on their waists and if someone is looking tubby they get a little less food for a while. Eyeballing it is pretty damn easy when you look at both the dog's physical features and the food. I wish I had a chef to eyeball and feed me. LOL!
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Postby iluvk9 » September 6th, 2011, 5:50 am

Do you two know this thread was from 2009? 8) Still informative, yes. :wink:
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