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Newbie question here, I got very confused after reading online how much a cup is, many agree that a cup of kibble should weight about 8oz, so that was my starting point and came up with a cup size with almost the same volume as one of those red plastic cups.

 

I would appreciate if some member post some pictures of a cup of kibble? I would like to compare.

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Guest Beernardo

This is my cup and I mix it with beer so it goes down his throat smoothly :)

 

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I just use a measuring cup. Filled to the line at 1 cup and then I'm done.

 

You are not serious about the beer are you?

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A cup is a measuring cup -- it's a standard objective measure. Kibbles can be more or less dense in that cup (larger kibbles create more air spaces between) and probably have different weights intrinsically, so there is no point in going by weight.


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So I guess that red cup holds about two cups then.

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I use the cup that came with the plastic bins I bought at Petco. I know they're technically more that a measuring cup, but it's okay. Just go by your dogs weight. Retired hounds should weigh no more than five pounds over their racing weight, so they're easy to gauge. Weigh the dog once a month for the first six months and when he loses weight feed him a tiny bit more, when he starts gaining, then cut him back a little. After a while you'll get a feel for what his proper normal intake is.


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Guest Beernardo

You are not serious about the beer are you?

Of course not :)

 

Ok, I'll fix my measuring. He's doing fine nobody worry, he haven't been eating everything I've put in his bowl so he's been watching his own diet, I think he sensed he has a dumb newbie owner.

 

Thanks everybody!

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Volume and weight are two different types of measurements and can't be compared in relation to how much food to feed.

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I'm :rofl because when I saw the title on the GT home page my mind went elsewhere...

 

The measuring cup that came with my containers has the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 & 1 c. measures built in which is actually very nice :)


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I'm :rofl because when I saw the title on the GT home page my mind went elsewhere...

A new use when they can't be worn anymore?

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Guest badderh

I bought a nifty little 1 cup scoop for dog food at pet smart. Makes it pretty easy. :)

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Guest Wasserbuffel

I bought a metal measuring cup from a thrift store for about fifty cents.

 

When people talk about a cup being 8oz, they're talking liquid measure. So, if you wanted to give him two cups of kibble, you would just measure out two level measuring cups. When you add the beer ( :flip ), you could either measure using a cup or weigh out 8oz.

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I swear this has to be the only forum where you can get 14 replies about cup size! And yes, I thought this was a thread about the OTHER cup size too. I love GT!

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Never thought a cup was anything but a standard 8 oz. measuring cup...and very glad I'm not being asked to share my personal details.


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When I saw this post I thought you were going to ask all of us for our cup size :hehe

 

That's what I was thinking! :rofl I was like 'really, who created a poll about this?' :rofl :rofl


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Guest Beernardo

So how many cups can a size A hold? ha ha

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I'm :rofl because when I saw the title on the GT home page my mind went elsewhere...

 

 

LOL!!! I thought about a different cup as well. Then your post made me think of another type of cup ---- we are so bad! :lol::evil

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I just sacrificed one of my (many) plastic 1-cup dry measuring cups. It has a nice handle and makes it easy to pour. Well, it had a nice handle but it is mostly abbreviated now because it had been dropped and broke.

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Guest june

After recently losing weight I felt at a disadvantage when I read the heading. :hehe

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