Puppies: A growing puppy should get 4% to 5% of their body weight in food per day. Measure their weight gain every couple of weeks and adjust the amounts accordingly.
Adult Dogs: Most adult dogs require 2% to 3% of their optimum weight in food per day. This amount can be split over as many meals as you want. If your dog is overweight reduce the amount of food by 1.5% per day. The food intake required to maintain a good body condition will vary, depending on age, activity and environment.
|Weight||Amount to Feed Daily|
|Companion Dogs||Active Dogs|
|Toy (3-12 lbs)||27-109 gms / 1-4 oz.||41-163 gms / 1.4 - 6 oz.|
|Small (13-20 lbs)||118-181 gms / 4-6 oz.||177-272 gms / 6-9.6 oz.|
|Medium (21-49.5 lbs)||190-449.5 gms / 6-16 oz.||286-673gms / 7.5-19 oz.|
|Large (50-99 lbs)||454-889 gms / 16-31 oz.||895-1346 gms / 24-47.5 oz.|
|Extra Large (Over 100 lbs)||908 gms / 32 oz. plus 27 gms / 1 oz for every 3 lbs over||1360 gms / 48 oz plus 41 gms / 1.4 oz. for every 3 lbs over|
Approximate daily feeding should be 2.5-3% of your dog's body weight depending on age and activity level of each dog. Puppies require a higher daily intake of protein. Adjustments to feeding amounts must be closely monitored to suit each individual dog's needs.
The following suggested feeding guide is based on feeding your dog 3% of its body weight per day. Patties are 6 oz (168 g) each.
|Weight Range (lbs)||Low||High|
|5-10||0.5 patty||1 patty|
|11-20||1 patty||1.5 patties|
|21-30||1.75 patties||2.5 patties|
|31-40||2.5 patties||3.25 patties|
|41-50||3.25 patties||4 patties|
|51-60||4 patties||5 patties|
|61-80||5 patties||6.5 patties|
|81-100||6.5 patties||8 patties|
|101-125||8 patties||10 patties|
|126-150||10 patties||12 patties|