There is a fine line between feeding your dog too much and feeding your dog too little.
If you feed your dog too little, they can suffer from various nutritional deficiencies. However, if you feed your dog too much, it will eventually result in obesity and all the related health issues that go with it.
As a dog owner, you must understand the amounts you should be feeding your four-legged friend each day.
The amount you should be feeding your four-legged friend depends on various factors including:
- Life stage (puppy, adult, senior)
- Lifestyle / Activity level
- Health condition
Amount of Food Depends on Type of Food
Most dog food manufactures have feeding advice either on their packaging or on their website.
However, we always recommend gauging the amount based on your dog’s genetics, character, and requirements.
Track Your Dog’s Weight
It’s important to check your dog’s weight every 2-4 weeks and keep a diary of your results.
If your dog is gaining or losing weight, adjust your portion sizes appropriately.
If the weight fluctuation is dramatic then it is essential that you discuss these changes with your veterinarian so they can ensure that there are no other underlying conditions.
Online Dog Food Calculator
Dog Food Info’s top-rated dog food in Europe, Anifit, offers an online food calculator to calculate how much you should be feeding your dog daily.
The food calculator from Anifit is a great tool, as it gives an in-depth overview of how much food and flakes (if required) you should be giving your pet.
Using the free Anifit tool will help you determine to correct amount of food for your dog.
Being an Anifit customer also grants you access to a professional Anifit consultant who is on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding your dog’s nutrition and health along with advice on the other Anifit products available.
Check with your Vet
If you are still unsure about how much to be feeding your dog, we would recommend talking with your veterinarian. They can help you determine exactly how much food your dog needs based on your dog.