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Daily Feeding Recommendations

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The following provides a starting point for feeding your puppy. Age, breed, weight, activity level, and other factors will affect the amount of food required. Feed your puppy three times daily until 6 months of age; then feed twice daily. Based on your dog’s individual needs, adjust your pet’s daily intake up or down to help maintain a healthy body condition. Two to four times more food may be required for gestating and lactating females. Always provide your dog with plenty of fresh water in a separate bowl, and to ensure your dog’s good health, see your veterinarian regularly.

The following chart provides a good place to start, but determining the correct amount of food for your pet depends upon your evaluation of your pet's overall performance on the amount of food consumed along with any treats given.

6 to 11 weeks of age

Expected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.36 kg 1/8 - 1/4* 14 - 28g
5 lbs 2.27 kg 1/3 - 3/8 37 - 42g
15 lbs 6.81 kg 3/4 - 1 84 - 112g
40 lbs 18.15 kg 1 1/2 - 2 168 - 224g
70 lbs 31.76 kg 2 2/3 - 3 299 - 336g
100 lbs 31.76 kg 3 - 4 336 - 448g
100+ lbs 45.37+ kg Add 1/3 cup (37g) of food per each 10 lbs of bodyweight over 100 lbs

3 to 4 months of age

Expected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.36 kg 1/4 - 1/3 28 - 37g
5 lbs 2.27 kg 3/8 - 1/2 42 - 56g
15 lbs 6.81 kg 1 - 1 1/3 112 - 149g
40 lbs 18.15 kg 2 1/8 - 2 3/4 238 - 308g
70 lbs 31.76 kg 3 - 3 3/4 336 - 420g
100 lbs 31.76 kg 3 2/3 - 4 3/4 411 - 532g
100+ lbs 45.37+ kg Add 1/3 cup (37g) of food per each 10 lbs of bodyweight over 100 lbs

5 to 7 months of age

Expected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.36 kg 1/3 - 3/8 37 - 42g
5 lbs 2.27 kg 1/2 - 2/3 56 - 75g
15 lbs 6.81 kg 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 126 - 168g
40 lbs 18.15 kg 2 2/3 - 3 299 - 336g
70 lbs 31.76 kg 3 1/4 - 4 1/4 364 - 476g
100 lbs 31.76 kg 4 1/4 - 5 1/2 476 - 616g
100+ lbs 45.37+ kg Add 1/3 cup (37g) of food per each 10 lbs of bodyweight over 100 lbs

8 to 12 months of age

Expected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.36 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
5 lbs 2.27 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
15 lbs 6.81 kg 1 - 1 1/3 112 - 149g
40 lbs 18.15 kg 2 1/4 - 3 252 - 336g
70 lbs 31.76 kg 3 2/3 - 4 2/3 411 - 523g
100 lbs 31.76 kg 4 3/4 - 6 532 - 672g
100+ lbs 45.37+ kg Add 1/3 cup (37g) of food per each 10 lbs of bodyweight over 100 lbs

13 to 18 months of age

Expected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.36 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
5 lbs 2.27 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
15 lbs 6.81 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
40 lbs 18.15 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
70 lbs 31.76 kg 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 392 - 504g
100 lbs 31.76 kg 4 2/3 - 5 3/4 523 - 644g
100+ lbs 45.37+ kg Add 1/3 cup (37g) of food per each 10 lbs of bodyweight over 100 lbs

19 to 24 months of age

Expected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.36 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
5 lbs 2.27 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
15 lbs 6.81 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
40 lbs 18.15 kg Transition to Adult food Transition to Adult food
70 lbs 31.76 kg 3 - 4 336 - 448g
100 lbs 31.76 kg 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 504 - 616g
100+ lbs 45.37+ kg Add 1/3 cup (37g) of food per each 10 lbs of bodyweight over 100 lbs

* Standard 8 fluid-ounce measuring cup

If you are interested, please Contact Us with your dog's breed, age, weight, activity level, spayed/neutered status, and any other special needs or concerns that you may have, and we would be happy to help you find a good starting point based on your pet's nutritional needs.

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