How much you feed will vary depending on your dog’s age, breed and activity levels e.g. older dogs will require less than young/growing dogs. Young and growing dogs should be fed 2-3 times a day.
Pregnant bitches may need 50% more than their usual feed and lactating bitches up to four times their normal intake depending on litter size and body condition.
Ensure clean, fresh drinking water is available to your dog at all times.
Daily Feeding Guide
|SIZE||BREED||DOG WEIGHT||SERVING SIZE|
|SMALL||MINITURE POODLE, CORGI, JACK RUSSELL, TERRIER||3KG - 10KG||75G - 185G|
|MEDIUM||SPANIEL, BEAGLE, BORDER COLLIE, WHIPPET||10KG - 20KG||185G - 310G|
|LARGE||LABRADOR, POINTER, ALSATIAN, RETRIEVER||20KG - 40KG||310G - 525G|
|X LARGE||GREAT DANE, ST BERNARD, IRISH WOLFHOUND, ENGLISH MASTIFF||40KG +||525G +|
body condition score
This chart is intended to be used as a guide, if your dog does not fall into the ‘ideal’ range we suggest you consult your vet for further advice.
Easily visible ribs, lower back and pelvic bones. No visible covering of fat, obvious waist and abdominal tuck. Absence of any muscle mass.
Easily felt ribs, minimum covering of fat, waist easily noted when viewed fat, waist easily noted when viewed.
Ribs felt but without excess fat covering, waist noted behind ribs when viewed from above. Abdomen tucked up when viewed from the side.
Ribs felt but with an excess covering of fat. Waist still observed from above but not as prominent. Abdominal tuck may be absent.
Ribs not easily felt under a large covering of fat. Waist and abdominal tuck not discernible. Fat deposits on lower back and base of tail. May observe signs of obvious abdominal distension.