How Much Should a Weimaraner Adult Eat?

You usually see this dogs really fat or fit. But my wimaraner is like really skinny. We cant feed her alot because she gobbles up whatever we give her and she gets sick and throws up. I want to know how much should she be eating daily when it comes to cups of dryfood or cans of wetfood. And is it a bad idea to give dogs dryfood in the day and wetfood at night. They dont seem to eat the dryfood because i think they are waiting for their wetfood in the evening. Should we just stick to one or the other?

I feed my male weim a cup in the morning of dry food and a cup in the evening. I would stick to one or the other but I know how stubborn these dog can be. They also make dog bowls with the things in the middle to keep them from eating really fast try a pet store. Gook Luck with your weim

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  • Kenny

    Basic guideline for dry food is one cup for each 20 pounds that the dog weighs. Would be better to space out the feeding and probably add a little more if your dog is underweight.
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  • walkinglady

    As to the amount to feed her, follow the label directions. Dogs don’t need the same amount of food for all brands – for example, if you’re feeding a top quality food, your dog will eat less than if you’re feeding one of the cheap ones.

    She really shouldn’t be eating canned food at all – there’s not enough nutrition in it, and its not good for her teeth.

    If she eats too fast and then throws up, try putting a really large rock – one that she can’t possibly swallow, in her bowl. She’ll have to slow down a bit to eat around the rock. You can also try feeding her smaller amounts and give them to her 3 times a day.

    Has she been checked for worms? If not, you might want to do that as well.
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  • cblondee

    Dogs will not starve themselves. I would stick with the dry food. It helps keep teeth healthy. maybe she isnt getting enough nutrition from her food. Research dog food ingredients. Its amazing what they are allowed to put in dog food. I have found Nutro max to be the best brand. its healthy, no byproducts and my girls have regular healthy stool from it.
    As far as how much? It depends in weight and activity levels. Increase on days she gets lots of exercise, decrease on days she lays around the house (ha, funny weimies laying around?!?!)
    If she is really not holding onto weight and its becoming serious, see the vet.
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  • RENEE

    I feed my male weim a cup in the morning of dry food and a cup in the evening. I would stick to one or the other but I know how stubborn these dog can be. They also make dog bowls with the things in the middle to keep them from eating really fast try a pet store. Gook Luck with your weim
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    Life with an male weimaraner Dakota

  • something_horrid

    Dry food. No wet food ever. Wet food is unhealthy, it ruins their teeth, and when the dog poops they can’t express their anal glands because the poop is too soft. When a dog can’t naturally express their anal glands, you or your vet has to do it. It’s very, very stinky, too.

    So, now that we’ve established dry food is best, what brand are you feeding? Not all dog foods are the same. The quality brands (Iams, Purina, Pedigree, Eukanuba) have more vitamins and nutrients and actually fill your dog up more. So, if you’re not feeding a quality dog food, switch.
    As for amount: The back of the dog food bag should have a guide. Usually they go by what your dog SHOULD weigh. So, check there and go by the guide. I would suggest 1.5 or 2 cups of kibble twice a day.

    Vomiting? That doesn’t sound good. There’s no reason a dog should vomit unless something is wrong. In your case, it sounds like worms. Skinny, but eats food regularly. You should take her to the vet for a fecal check. If left untreated for too long, worms can really seriously start effecting the dogs health.
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  • Timmy C

    I have two weimaraner’s. I noticed that my two would eat really fast and gobble up their food too. If you want your weimeraner to slow down when they eat, try putting a tennis ball or a Kong in the bowl. What this does is causes them to eat around the toyto where they can’t stick there entire mouth in there to get huge mouthfuls so it causes them only be able to get small amounts of food in their mouths. I personally recomend using one type of food. Dry food will keep their teeth more healthy. I feed mine two cups in the morning and two cups at night.
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