How much should I feed my dog?
Many people will give different types of answers based
on their experience with their dogs. However, the
scientific facts related to the feeding aspects in case of dogs
need to be given emphasis during the feeding activities
maintained in case of dogs.
Usually the puppies should not be
separated before they are eight weeks old. However, some times
the orphaned puppies may exist. Usually about five percent of
the body weight may be taken as criteria for the quantity of
food to be given to the puppies. However, the amount that
is consumed by the dog varies with size of the dogs
However, one can have a thumb rule of feeding the
puppy goes until you see visible fullness of the abdomen to a
moderate degree. If you are going on feeding the animal without
giving emphasis to the animal’s stomach appearance, then the
puppy may experience some kinds of digestive upsets and the
diarrhea may occur in them.
This may cause many inconveniences to the owner as
well as the puppy. Unlike adult dogs, the puppies need to
be fed with restricted amounts of food but in more frequencies.
However, once the age advances, the amount may be increased to
some extent but the frequency of feeding is often decreased in
A dog on a raw diet may consume only two to four
percent of their body weight. Just observe closely the
feeding pattern of the dog and the body condition of the
animal. If the dog becomes obese, just reduce the quantity of
food and if the dog becomes thin, then have an increase in the
As mentioned earlier, puppies and adolescent dogs eat
more than the adult dogs. Likewise the geriatric dog eats
less than the adult dog due to the reduced movements of the
dog. However, remember to restrict the amounts of protein
during the feeding of diet to the aged dogs.