How Much to Feed Your Dog

How Much Energy Does Your Dog Actually Need?

Dogs’ energy levels vary greatly. For example, a toy dog living in an apartment requires a lot fewer calories than a farm dog who spends the day playing and running outside. Remember, it’s important to consider your dog’s size, breed, age and activity level when determining his daily caloric needs.

All of our foods come with feeding instructions to help you properly feed your dog depending on his size, but certain types of dogs may require specialized foods to help them maintain an ideal body condition. Consult your veterinarian if you have concerns about your dog’s diet.

Dogs are defined as older or senior when they’ve reached the last quarter of their expected life span, largely determined by their size and breed:

Small to medium breed dogs 7 years and older

Large to giant breed dogs 5 years and older

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