« on: May 26, 2015, 09:18 »
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?