When I first got Goober, I had gone out and purchased a bag of Blue Buffalo small breed puppy. He seemed to have issues eating the pieces, and wouldnt touch it if I soaked it in water to soften it. After about two days of this, I ran out and got what hes eating now, Pro Plan Toy Breed puppy. I still have the bag of BB double bagged and stored away. Hoping it stays good until he gets a bit bigger and can eat it, as Id prefer him on a healthier diet. But the PP pieces are so tiny, he loves it!
He is 13 weeks old, and I just moved him from free feeding, to 3 portioned meals a day. Today was day three of it. According to the bag, he should be eating around 1/2 a cup of dry a day. I would say its a stretch if hes eating 1/4 a cup between the 3 meals. He also gets a teeny blob of canned Wellness mixed into his meals. Sometimes he eats it all, like this morning, and others he barely eats half before he walks away.
He isnt skinny at all, he feels like a nice weight. Is he eating enough? Does he just know what he wants/needs? Should I break it up farther, into 4 smaller meals? Ive been making sure he doesnt get a surplus of treats, so thats not filling him up. He gets the smallest piece I can manage after going poop outside (which is after he eats anyway) and right before bed, after his last time out he gets his nighty night cookie. And no people food at all.
I just want to make sure I do right by this little man. I adore him.