The rate of feeding dry food dogs and puppies
In order to properly determine what is the normal feeding dogs dry food, consider the following factors: its weight in kilograms, age, size, lifestyle and breed. But, you will need to make adjustments for a class of dry pet food – premium, economy, etc. because feed of different classes have a different energy value.
Usually, this information from the manufacturer can be found on the label packaging of dry food. They show an average calculation of the rates of feeding dogs.
Small dogs require 150-300 grams of dry food premium and super-premium and 300-400 grams of food economy class.
Dogs of medium breeds, i.e. those whose weight is from 15 pounds need 300-400 grams of dry food premium and super-premium and 400-6—gram food economy class.
Large dogs, weighing from 30 kg to 400 – 600 grams of dry food premium or 600-800 grams of feed economy class.
Keep in mind that the above data is a normal daily diet. If you feed your dog several times a day, the data is divided by the number of feedings.
With regard to pregnant, lactating or working dogs, and older and inactive, respectively, the norm of their daily diet food changes. So, for lactating and pregnant women need to increase the daily norm of food ration by 25 per cent. For Rabochaya security, hunting, exhibitions, or competitions – this rate is increased by 30 percent. For the old and sedentary dogs daily ration should, conversely, be reduced by 20-25 percent.
We all see how the little puppies are growing very quickly and gaining weight, so for them there are other norms of feeding dry food.
The rate of feeding six-month old puppy needs to be increased in comparison with normal feeding adult dogs 50 per cent.
Daily feeding of puppies of small breeds of dogs 200-450 grams of dry premium food in the day and 450-600 grams of dry food economy class, which is divided by the number of feedings.
A normal feeding for puppies medium breed dogs, this figure respectively, is 450 to 600 grams of dry food super-premium and 600-900 grams of economy class.
As to the amount fed to puppies of large dog breeds — 600-900 grams of dry food super-premium 900-1200 grams or dry food economy class.
Here is an example for the puppy of breed giant Schnauzer. If adult have risen half a kilo of dry food, for example, a three-month puppy in the day you need 750 grams of dry food that you feed 5 times a day, i.e., 750 grams should be divided into 5 feedings and it turns out that one feeding three-month giant Schnauzer pup needs 150 grams of dry food. This should take into account that puppies are usually fed a special feed for puppies and high-end.