Feeding my Chi
This is my first small dog, and I am finding it very difficult to get her food (quantity) right. I am feeding her Blue Buffalo Wilderness Small Bites as primary. Her dry food is 1/8 cup per feeding, with a tablespoon of wet food mixed in. I will give her a soup spoon of the dry in the evening when she is begging, which is why I cut her dry food to 1/8 cup per meal. She is not a small chihuahua...she looked her best at 6-6.5 pounds. She is too chubby now. She plays outside with her ball very briskly once a day for fifteen minutes or so, and fetches tossed toys for five to ten minutes three or four times a day inside the house. I would say her activity level would be normal for a house dog. I would like to know how much other people are feeding their six pound chis. I should mention that on this much food she acts like she is starving three or four hours after she eats...especially in the evening. She normally eats at 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM.
My other dog, a 28 pound cockapoo, is exactly the weight he should be. He is an inactive senior dog...but has a waist (under a lot of fur).