I just opened a new bag of Puppy Chow to discover it's actually the large breed formula. She is not a large breed. Oops?
She's a corgi-heeler mix, about 3.5 months old. She's about 25 pounds now and we think she'll get up to 40 or 50 pounds full grown. She's been eating regular Puppy Chow since we got her, half a bowl in the morning and half a bowl in the evening. The large breed formula bag says to feed dogs <50 pounds only .5 cups to 1 cup for the whole day. That comes out to about half a bowl, the same amount of regular food she's used to eating in a single sitting.
Puppy's gotta eat, so I already fed her breakfast with the new stuff. I fed her slightly less than half a bowl. What should I do at dinnertime? If I give her the same amount, I'll be nearly doubling what the bag says to do. On the other hand, I'll feel like I'm underfeeding her if I follow the instructions. She had no trouble eating the larger-sized chunks and didn't seem uninterested in the food... she just ate like normal.
I'm on a budget and don't want to let this big bag of dog food go to waste, so I'm inclined to keep feeding it to her. I just want to know what the proper serving size is, and what kind of "side effects" might result from feeding large breed formula to a medium-sized puppy.
Here's an irrelevant pic of her
, because everybody loves adorable puppy pics.