Originally Posted by LittleGemma
I remember you telling me about how their bodies can go into overdrive if they're fed too much Acana. I've actually upped her portions since then because she is so tiny. I also feed her almost 10g more raw per meal than is recommend because she is such a little twig. I'm a little nervous to try cutting back on her food. She can't afford to lose any weight. I would prefer if she would gain a couple ounces but she is "ok" right now. But she only poops twice per day when she's eating a mix of raw and Acana, so that seems about right. She gets 2 tbsp of Acana in the morning and 30g of raw with a few drops salmon oil at night.
That's good that she hasn't been pooping as much on Acana/raw and I totally understand the weight issue-- if we feed B even a little under his usual (1oz Acana per meal + raw turkey crumble 3x/week), he drops weight like mad and his spine/hips show way too much. I wonder how accurate the Acana feeding guidelines are for our Chis, since I believe their metabolisms are a little different than bigger dogs.