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Old 12-22-2012, 01:01 PM
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Default Question for those who feed S&C freeze dried patties to adult dogs.

My crew does well with S&C treats (especially duck since learning we should not feed chicken to Hope) so when ordering their ZP bags, I tossed in a bag of S&C freeze dried Duck/Goose patties.

Last night for dinner, I filled the measuring spoon some with their ZP and crumbled some of a S&C patty on top and then added water and supplements as usual.

Doubt that I will have Hope to a place that I can exclusively feed her S&C at any given meal but I likely can the other two.

For those who have adult-not puppies-who weigh 3-4 pounds, how much do you give them at each meal? The bag says 3 patties for a 6 pound dog so for my 3 pounder, I suppose I could start with about 1.5 patties per day. I know as with any raw-PMR or premade-I will need to watch body shape/size but I wondered if you find that yours need more or less than directed?

Anyone else mix this in with ZP?

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I give my almost 3 pounder 1/2 of a freeze dried patty in the morning and 1/2 in the evening with a few ZP squares mixed in and I give my 4 1/2 pounder 3/4 in the morning and 3/4 in the evening also with a few ZP square mixed in. They both gobble it down!!!
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:37 PM
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Thanks!

Sometimes I feel like I have to look at packages (just to start, I watch body weight/shape condition after that) and figure that I am feeding 11 pounds of dog (total combined weight of all 3) and almost split from that! haha!

Last night I gave them about 1/3 patty each along with mostly ZP.

They have not been asked to be fed this morning (Saturday and my husband is still in a warm bed with tons of down filled goodness so they are with him, smart dogs) but will likely hold the S&C for just one meal add-in a day.

I have one with chronic colitis so I go quickly with nothing and try to introduce as little new stuff to her ever.

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Thank you for all your informative posts. I have learned so much from you!!!! Actually ZP gives my dogs loose stools so I only give a little mixed in daily.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:29 PM
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I feed both my girls 1 patty each per meal. Izzie is 4 lbs and Bella is like 8.5, but Bella is like.. borderline weight wise.. she can prolly stand to lose a few ounces. Not sure if it's the correct amount, but it works for us.
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Roxy is, unfortunately, a bit over weight. At least one pound. She's probably about 6 pounds now. Trying to get that weight off, but living with two other dogs and family members................. anyways... I feed her 1/2 patty in the morning and 1/2 at night. That's what I had read on here at one point. But, now you are making me think.... hmm.
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My 4-5 pounders eat 2 patties a day so I'd say they're about right on as far as recommendation goes? But we don't feed it exclusively. With my younger pups I often crumble some up & use it as a topper for their ZP. Makes them eat better.
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I feed stella and chewies as an add on to kibble. I use 1/3 patty each for my 3 chi's. They love it, but it is really expensive!
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