How much to feed your dog
Generally, mature dogs should be fed about 2% of their ideal body weight and puppies about 5%. You can look at the graphs below, or go straight to our Food Calculator that will help you figure out exactly how much muscle meat you need to feed your cat or dog every day.
25-lb dog = 0.5 lb per day
50-lb dog = 1 lb per day
75-lb dog = 1.5 lbs per day
100-lb dog = 2 lbs per day
10-lb dog = 0.5 lb per day
20-lb dog = 1 lb per day
30-lb dog = 1.5 lb per day
40-lb dog = 2 lb per day
(Feed your puppy until it is full grown 1 yr for a small or medium dog or 2 yrs for a larger breed)
Tips to keep in mind:
Keep an eye on weight gain or loss and adjust food intake accordingly.
Active dogs and dogs with a higher metabolism may need more food, while seniors often need less.
Use the rib test often. You should be able to readily feel your dog’s ribs, but they should have some flesh on them, and not be too pronounced.
Puppies and young dogs should be fed about 5% of their body weight. Like all young creatures, puppies grow in “fits and starts” that requires constant adjustments, feeding more when in a growth spurt and less when not.
Watch your pets’ weight and condition and adjust amounts accordingly.