Age, breed, weight, activity level and other factors have an effect on the amount of food required for your pet. Our feeding guidelines are a good starting point toward your pets’ daily nutritional needs. Make adjustments as necessary in the total amount fed to avoid obesity and help maintain a healthy, proper weight. If you feed more than once per day, simply divide the appropriate daily amount by the number of times you feed per day. (Always keep a bowl of fresh water available to keep your pet hydrated.)
Adult Dog Daily Feeding Guidelines
Cups per day (all measures use on 8 fluid ounce cup)
|5-10 lbs||1/2 to 1 cup|
|10-15 lbs||1 to 1-1/4 cup|
|15-20 lbs||1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups|
|20-25 lbs||1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups|
|25-30 lbs||1-3/4 to 2 cups|
|30-35 lbs||2 to 2-1/3 cups|
|35-40 lbs||2-1/3 to 2-2/3 cups|
|40-50 lbs||2-1/2 to 3 cups|
For every 5 lbs. over 50 lbs. increase serving size by one quarter.
Puppy Daily Feeding Guidelines
Cups per day (8 fluid ounce cup)
|1-2 lbs||3/4 cup||1/2 cup||1/2 cup|
|2-5 lbs||3/4 to 1-1/4 cup||1 cup||1 cup|
|5-10 lbs||1-1/4 to 2 cups||1 to 2 cups||1 to 1-1/2 cups|
|10-15 lbs||2 to 3 cups||2 to 2-1/2 cups||1-1/2 cups to 2 cups|
Pregnant and Nursing Dogs
May require 2-4 times the amount for Adult Dogs.
Senior and Overweight Adult Dogs
May be fed a reduced amount depending on the dog’s weight and activity load.