How Often Should I Feed My Dog?
Set mealtimes are recommended for most dogs for a variety of reasons. Keeping mealtimes consistent, as well as the type and amount of food you feed him, will help him maintain both his digestive health and his weight. Consistent mealtimes can also help prevent accidents in the house.
For most dogs, feeding twice each day—once in the morning and once in the evening—is appropriate.
How to Find the Right Amount of Dog Food for Your Dog
You need to account for several factors when determining exactly how much your dog should be eating.
The correct meal size depends on factors like:
5 Handy Tips to Feed Your Dog the Right Amount of Food
The following four feeding tips will help you better understand how to feed your dog the right amount of food and ensure your dog is receiving the proper nutrition.
Before changing anything, you need to take stock of your dogs weight and overall health. It’s wise to get a vet’s opinion but the basics can be done at home. Weigh your dog or cat and, if he has a short coat, take a couple of photos to show his overall physique. Your goal is to keep your dog at a healthy weight or ideal weight and avoid obesity and having to manage overweight dogs in your household.
Feel around his ribs, hips, and backbone and check if there is meat over them or if your dog is boney. Their bones may have disappeared under a layer of fat. Each breed has different characteristics but the general rule is that you should be able to feel your dog’s bones through the skin and muscle. Your pet should also have a waist without too much tummy.