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Daily Feeding Recommendations

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The following are general feeding recommendations. Many factors including age, breed, activity level, and individual metabolism contribute to the need for adjusting portion sizes. Two to four times more food may be required for puppies, gestating dogs, and nursing dogs. Spayed or neutered dogs may require up to 25% less food.

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 WeightExpected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.4 kg 1/4 to 1/3 27 to 36
5 lbs 2.3 kg 1/3 to 1/2 36 to 55
10 lbs 4.5 kg 1/2 to 7/8 55 to 95
20 lbs 9.1 kg 7/8 to 1 1/2 95 to 164
30 lbs 13.6 kg 1 to 1 2/3 109 to 182
40 lbs 18.2 kg 1 1/4 to 2 136 to 218
50 lbs 22.7 kg 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 164 to 273

3 to 4 months of age

Expected Mature WeightExpected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.4 kg 1/3 to 1/2 36 to 55
5 lbs 2.3 kg 1/2 to 2/3 55 to 73
10 lbs 4.5 kg 3/4 to 1 82 to 109
20 lbs 9.1 kg 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 136 to 191
30 lbs 13.6 kg 1 2/3 to 2 1/3 182 to 254
40 lbs 18.2 kg 2 to 2 7/8 218 to 313
50 lbs 22.7 kg 2 1/3 to 3 1/3 254 to 363

5 to 7 months of age

Expected Mature WeightExpected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.4 kg 1/3 to 1/2 36 to 55
5 lbs 2.3 kg 1/2 to 2/3 55 to 73
10 lbs 4.5 kg 7/8 to 1 95 to 109
20 lbs 9.1 kg 1 1/3 to 1 3/4 145 to 191
30 lbs 13.6 kg 1 7/8 to 2 1/3 204 to 254
40 lbs 18.2 kg 2 1/4 to 3 245 to 327
50 lbs 22.7 kg 2 2/3 to 3 1/2 290 to 382

8 to 12 months of age

Expected Mature WeightExpected Mature WeightCups of Food per Day*Grams of Food per Day
3 lbs 1.4 kg 1/3 to 3/8 36 to 41
5 lbs 2.3 kg 1/2 to 5/8 55 to 68
10 lbs 4.5 kg 3/4 to 7/8 82 to 95
20 lbs 9.1 kg 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 145 to 164
30 lbs 13.6 kg 1 3/4 to 2 1/8 191 to 232
40 lbs 18.2 kg 2 1/4 to 2 2/3 245 to 290
50 lbs 22.7 kg 2 2/3 to 3 290 to 327

* 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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