Most pet owners prefer feeding an adult dog twice a day, although a dog can eat just once daily. Giving two meals a day may make it easier for the dog to digest the food and helps control hunger. How much protein and fat does my dog need? An adult dog needs at least 10% of its daily calories from protein and a minimum of 5.5% from fats.Author: Elizabeth Lee. Are You Feeding Your Dog the Right Amount? 2 min read. Unless stated otherwise, these amounts are the total that is recommended for your dog over a 24 hour period. Most adult dogs should eat two meals a day (puppies often require three or more feedings), so you’ll need to divide the amount in the table by the number of meals you are.
Below is the daily basic feeding guide for adult dogs. An individual dog's requirements may differ from this chart. It is best to look at the directions of the food you are feeding for their recommendations. This chart is a general reference. The feeding directions are based on using an 8 oz. measuring cup. If you have an adult dog that maintains normal activity levels and doesn’t need special nutrition, check out this Purina Dog Chow guide below to see how much food to feed your dog. ADULT DOG SIZE DRY FOOD FEEDING AMOUNT (CUPS) 3-12 lbs.
The puppy feeding chart below shows how much you should be feeding your little furry friend in terms of calories. Never rely on recommendations like "1 cup" across the board—much like a size 10 differs from clothing brand to clothing brand, 1 cup of one brand of dog food will . So, how much should you feed your dog to ensure his health? Well, don’t just blindly follow the directions on a dog food package. That’s because manufacturers like to “hedge” by suggesting an overly broad “range” of serving sizes. For example, a bag of kibble might read “for dogs.
Your dog’s weight It’s important that your dog maintains an ideal body condition. If your dog is overweight, you may need to feed him a little less than the recommended feeding amount on the bag. Your dog’s activity level The feeding recommendations on your dog’s food package are based on an average adult dog with a normal activity level.