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Dog Feeding

Dog feeding guides

These feeding guides are only a starting point. Please go to Feeding Guidelines – All recommended feeding amounts are in grams per day. Please ensure a supply of fresh drinking water at all times.

 

Dog feeding guides

These feeding guides are only a starting point. Please go to Feeding Guidelines.

All recommended feeding amounts are in grams per day. Please ensure a supply of fresh drinking water at all times.

 

Puppy

Daily serving (g)

Size type

Expected adult body weight (kg)

2 mths

3 mths

4 mths

5 mths

6 mths

Toy

2

50

60

60

60

55

Small

5

95

110

115

115

110

10

155

185

195

190

185

Medium

17

215

265

285

285

280

Large

25

270

350

375

375

370

32

300

400

445

450

450

40

355

475

525

530

530

50

405

545

610

625

 

60

450

605

685

   

70

485

670

     

90

580

       

 

Puppies up to 3 weeks old

Initially, offer small amounts of food soaked to a mush with either warm water or milk.

Puppies over 3 weeks old

If feeding with milk, gradually replace with water. From 6 weeks slowly reduce liquid. Give small feeds and replace dampened kibble with fresh food.

Feed in at least two meals per day, splitting the daily allowance between the meals. Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out flavour. Store in cool dry place, keep closed between uses. Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times. We recommend that feeding be supervised.

Junior

Daily serving (g)

Size type

Expected adult body weight (kg)

6 mths

7 mths

8 mths

10 mths

Medium

10

195

185

175

160

17

290

285

270

245

Large

25

390

380

365

330

32

445

435

415

380

40

555

545

530

500

We also have specific Large Breed Junior foods; please ask your retailer for details.

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two meals, using 1/3 in morning and 2/3 in evening. Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour. Store in cool dry place, keep closed between uses. Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times. We recommend that feeding be supervised.

 

Adult

Daily serving (g)

Size type

Bodyweight (kg)

High activity

Normal activity

Low activity

Toy

2-5

60-115

55-100

45-85

Small

5-10

115-190

100-170

85-145

Medium

10-15

190-255

170-225

145-195

15-25

255-380

225-330

195-285

Large

25-40

380-535

330-475

285-410

40-55

535-680

475-600

410-520

55-70

680-820

600-720

520-620

70-90

820-985

720-870

620-750

 

We also have specific ranges of food for large and small breeds.

The recommended daily serving is only a guide as requirements vary considerably from dog to dog.

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two meals, using 1/3 in morning and 2/3 in evening.

Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour. Store in a cool dry place, keep closed between uses.

Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times. We recommend that feeding be supervised.

 

Senior

Daily serving (g)

Size type

Bodyweight (kg)

Active

Normal

Toy

2-5

50-105

45-90

Small

5-10

105-175

90-150

Medium

10-15

175-235

150-205

Large

15-25

235-345

205-300

25-40

345-495

300-425

40-55

495-625

425-540

55-70

625-750

540-650

70-90

750-905

650-780

 

The recommended daily serving is only a guide as requirements vary considerably from dog to dog.

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two meals, using 1/3 in morning and 2/3 in evening.

Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour. Store in cool dry place; keep closed between uses.

Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times. We recommend that feeding be supervised.

 

Light

If you think your dog is overweight, it is always wise to speak to your vet before starting a weight reduction programme. Too rapid a loss can be bad for your dog so it is important to try and monitor the weekly weight loss.

Our feeding guide is worked out for the average dog of the weight shown but your dog could differ substantially from average – requirements vary considerably between dogs. The predicted weight loss is based on a 40% reduction in calorie intake from the level necessary to maintain current weight.

As general advice, if weekly weight loss is less than that predicted, make a further 10% reduction in food. If weight loss is more than predicted, increase food intake by 10%.

 

Recommended food allowance to maintain existing weight

Recommended food allowance to promote sensible weight loss

Bodyweight (kg)

Daily serving (g) (inactive dog)

Daily serving (g) (active dog)

Daily serving (g) (inactive dog)

Daily serving (g) (active dog)

Predicted weight loss per week

2

46

53

28

32

40g

5

91

105

55

63

100g

10

153

177

92

106

200g

20

257

297

154

178

0.4kg

30

348

403

209

242

0.6kg

40

432

500

259

300

0.8kg

50

510

591

306

355

1.0kg

60

585

678

351

407

1.2kg

70

657

741

394

457

1.4kg

90

793

918

476

551

1.8kg

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two or three meals. Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour.

Store in cool dry place; keep closed between uses. Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times. We recommend that feeding be supervised

 

No-cereal products

Daily serving (g)

Size type

Bodyweight (kg)

High activity

Normal activity

Low activity

Toy

2-5

60-115

55-100

45-90

Small

5-10

115-195

100-170

90-150

Medium

10-15

195-265

170-235

150-200

15-25

265-390

235-340

200-295

Large

25-40

390-550

340-485

295-420

40-55

550-700

485-615

420-535

55-70

700-840

615-740

535-640

70-90

840-1015

740-895

640-770

The recommended daily serving is only a guide as requirements vary considerably from dog to dog.

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two meals, using 1/3 in morning and 2/3 in evening.

Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour. Store in cool dry place; keep closed between uses. Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times. We recommend that feeding be supervised.

 

Senior No Cereal

Daily serving (g)

Bodyweight (kg)

Active

Normal

2

53

46

5

106

91

10

178

154

15

241

208

25

353

305

40

503

434

55

638

551

70

765

661

90

924

798

The recommended daily serving is only a guide as requirements vary considerably from dog to dog.

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two meals, using 1/3 in morning and 2/3 in evening.

Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour.  Store in cool dry place; keep closed between uses.  Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times.  We recommend that feeding be supervised.

 

Large Breed Junior

Daily serving (g)

Expected adult bodyweight (kg)

3 mths

4 mths

5 mths

6 mths

8 mths

10 mths

12 mths

14 mths

16 mths

18 mths

20 mths

25

     

380

355

320

310

       

30

     

435

405

370

355

       

40

     

540

515

485

445

445

     

50

   

640

640

620

585

545

520

     

60

   

730

735

715

690

650

615

590

   

70

 

775

815

820

810

790

755

715

675

   

90

825

930

975

985

975

950

905

860

815

800

 

The recommended daily serving is only a guide as requirements vary considerably from dog to dog.

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two meals, using 1/3 in morning and 2/3 in evening.

Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour.  Store in cool dry place; keep closed between uses.  Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times.  We recommend that feeding be supervised.

 

Large Breed Adult

Daily serving (g)

Bodyweight (kg)

High activity

Normal activity

Low activity

25-35

360-460

315-405

270-350

35-45

460-555

405-490

350-425

45-55

555-645

490-570

425-490

55-65

645-735

570-645

490-560

65-75

735-815

645-720

560-620

75-90

815-935

720-825

620-710

The recommended daily serving is only a guide as requirements vary considerably from dog to dog.

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two meals, using 1/3 in morning and 2/3 in evening.

Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour.  Store in cool dry place; keep closed between uses.  Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times.  We recommend that feeding be supervised.

 

Small Breed Adult

Daily serving (g)

Bodyweight (kg)

High activity

Normal activity

Low activity

2-4

55-95

50-80

40-70

4-6

95-125

80-110

70-95

6-8

125-155

110-140

95-120

8-10

155-185

140-165

120-140

 

The recommended daily serving is only a guide as requirements vary considerably from dog to dog.

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two meals, using 1/3 in morning and 2/3 in evening.

Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour.  Store in cool dry place; keep closed between uses.  Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times.  We recommend that feeding be supervised.

 

Small Breed Senior

Daily serving (g)

Bodyweight (kg)

Active

Normal

2

51

44

4

86

75

6

117

101

8

145

126

10

172

148

The recommended daily serving is only a guide as requirements vary considerably from dog to dog.

Feed in one meal per day or ideally divide into two meals, using 1/3 in morning and 2/3 in evening.

Feed dry with separate bowl of water or moisten with warm water to bring out the flavour.  Store in cool dry place; keep closed between uses.  Supply plenty of clean, fresh drinking water at all times.  We recommend that feeding be supervised.