How Much is Enough?
Your puppy goes through infancy, childhood and adolescence in about one year. Accordingly, his dietary needs change every few months.
Portion size and feeding schedules will depend on your puppy’s age, activity, size, environment and metabolism. Younger puppies have smaller stomachs and can’t consume a day’s nutritional requirements in a single feeding. So start them out on three small meals a day. Gradually, as your puppy ages, reduce feedings to once in the morning and once in the evening. It’s important to keep the schedule consistent. Once you’ve established a routine, stick to it!
As puppies near adulthood, their caloric needs may drop, and your puppy may begin leaving some food in the bowl. Don’t misinterpret this as an indication of dislike for the food. Instead, begin offering less, so your puppy doesn’t overeat but maintains an ideal body condition.
Refer to the charts below to determine the daily amount of Purina® brand puppy food you should feed your puppy. All measurements are in standard cups — servings of approximately 250 ml or 8 oz. measuring cup.
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