Monday, January 28, 2013

How much food should I feed my dog?

Every dog is an individual. Like people, some pets put on weight more easily than others and need less food to keep them slim and fit, while others need extra to keep them at their ideal body weight. Feeding guides are as accurate as possible, but some pets may need less or more than this "ideal".

Assess your dog’s body condition by trying to feel it's ribs - you should just be able to feel them under a firm covering of flesh. There should be a waist between the ribs and hips and the tummy should be tucked up. Feed your pet less or more depending on how your dog measures up to this ideal. Once your dog is at the ideal weight further slight adjustments may be necessary.

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