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Postby amalie79 » February 6th, 2011, 10:20 am

I've been overfeeding the girls. By a lot. :doh:

You'd think that with all my crazy-person charts of calories per cup, grams per cup, cups per bag, price per cup, price per dog per day and so on, that I'd have bothered to weigh the cups.

A cup of Nature's Variety is around 95grams. The so-called "cup" I use is 135g !!! :shock: At 2 "cups" a day, they've been getting almost an entire extra cup of food. Like 4-500 calories more. :oops:

I'm hoping this finally explains why River can never lose weight and Robin (40 lbs) won't gain weight with her constantly soft stool (even though she's fed the same as River, who is 70lbs). I just kept upping her food, when I should have been decreasing it.

So I guess the moral of this story is, if you have a kitchen scale-- actually use it as a scale and not as a pot stand.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 6th, 2011, 11:19 am

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Postby mnp13 » February 6th, 2011, 11:31 am

They look nice as pot stands :|
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Postby amalie79 » February 6th, 2011, 11:35 am

mnp13 wrote:They look nice as pot stands :|


Exactly! It's been so functional as a pot stand, I never even thought to, ya know... weigh stuff. :|
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Postby mnp13 » February 6th, 2011, 12:18 pm

well, except the pot evidently.
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Postby HappyPuppy » February 7th, 2011, 12:06 pm

I have a neat OLD one as a pot stand. The modern electric one stays handy on top of the microwave! I use it for EVERYTHING!

I keep thinking I'm going to post Ruby's weight jorunal. Wish I kept more qualifying notes in it than just dates and weight but it's really intereting to see it in writing. I started 2 or 3 years after we got her so it's not complete but every time I weigh her, I write it down and whether it's am or pm. It has helped me to confirm what weight I like on her by visual look and pound # comparison.
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Postby SisMorphine » February 7th, 2011, 3:43 pm

I just eyeball the food. Well first I eyeball the dog, THEN I eyeball the food. Amount changes every day depending on treats and stuff during the day, and how big the chicken back was for the AM. And Teeny is FINALLY losing weight!
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