Feeding Guides & Puppy Feeding

Feeding Guides!

Factors including your dog’s size, breed, age and weight will determine how much your dog should be fed. Certain breeds, such as Kelpies and Australian Cattle Dogs have higher energy levels than Bansenji's and Chow Chows. This will impact the amount of food and calories these breeds should eat every day.   

Similarly, a toy breed, such as a Yorkshire Terriers will eat much less than a giant breed, such as a Saint Bernards. These factors should be taken into account when you select the type of dog food, but also when you work out the

right amount for your dog.

Different dietary formats (for example canned and dry foods) have different energy densities, so it is important to weigh food and not estimate the quantity. Also remember that these feeding guides are determined based on daily servings so if you’re feeding your dog multiple times a day, remember to divide the amount of food you feed them each time accordingly.

As always, we recommend you consult with your vet before deciding on your pup’s dog food, feeding schedule, and serving size. However, these suggested feeding schedules are generally accepted as being safe for your dog. Adult dogs should eat twice a day: once in the morning (approximately 7 am when you might have your breakfast) and once in the evening (around 6 pm, or when you eat dinner).

Puppies generally eat three times per day (sometimes four times for extremely active pups!). Puppies can eat their breakfast and dinner on schedule with adult dogs but may require a midday meal as well (around 12 pm). Many pet owners with busier or ever-changing schedules wonder if they can just feed their dog once or twice a day. Some sources, like Medic Animal, say it’s OK to feed adult dogs just once a day. If you’re still unsure about how often to feed your dog, ask your veterinarian.
 
Puppy Feeding!

Once you are ready to change your puppy to a new food, it is best to do so bit by bit over a period of fourteen days. This applies to changing to a new food brand or even a different flavour in the same brand, and is also important to remember when transitioning from puppy to adult dog food.

Puppies have very sensitive stomachs and so slowly introducing the new food allows your puppy to get used to it and prevents them from experiencing stomach upsets and runny stools.

To transition your puppy to a different food, gradually introduce the new food by mixing it into their existing food using the following schedule:
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