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Hi Dotty

I must admit it seems an insurmountable amount of food for her She is actually 3.1kg at the mo so I'm giving her 190g spread over 3 meals.

1.5% body weight doesn't seem a lot to me though ie 47g per day on a 3.1kg puppy? Do you double that for puppy's?

I will definitely post any reply I get.


Hi just to clarify further, a companies house check links: to Bern Pet Foods who are the distributor for the UK & Ireland. to Champion Petfoods the manufacturer of ACANA and ORIJEN pet food.

I have no reason to question the validity of the advice from the two companies but still wonder why there is two vastly different recommendations. I have now emailed both in an effort to clarify the situation and will post their replies.


I did look on their website as well but that adds to the confusion. There are two websites - one run by the Manufacturer with .com and another run by their UK agent with

Again the advice is contrasting. so who do you email - the manufacturer or the importer/agent. The cynic in me cant help but wonder if there isn't a vested interest from the agent in doubling the requirement..... one could argue the manufacturer has the same interest....... Who do you trust?

Good Morning

I have recently settled on Acana Dog food for my slightly fussy puppy (after trialling lots of other foods from dry to raw which she turned her nose up at). She now seems interested and enjoys her food. She has always gained weight, is happy and very active and has regular, fully formed movements BUT never finishes her meal.

Which brings me to my question. Why are there two different (vastly different) sets of feeding recommendations on the side of a packet of acana? For example the printed manufacturers recommendation for a 4month old puppy, weighing 5KG is for a small medium dog is 120g per day but the importers stuck on label says she should have 270g per day.

Surely a Canadian dog doesn't need less than half the food than a British dog? I could of maybe even understood if the uk had the lower amount due the lack of an extreme winter....

Working on the theory that its better to overfeed a growing puppy than to starve one I have been following the importers recommendations but as she never manages to finish I am now starting to question this. I have previously had Springers and they have never left a scrap of food My new dog is a cockerpoo, surely the spaniel tendencies cant have been diluted that much.....

Does anyone know the reason for such a massive discrepancy in the feeding instructions?

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