How Much Raw Dog Food to Feed a Dog Per Day? That Mutt

Canned Dog Food – Daily Recommended Serving for a 30 lbs. dog,Cost per day:
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Puppies have different nutritional requirements than adult dogs do; they need to eat very frequently. You should feed your puppy at least 3-4 times a day. Your puppy needs protein, calcium, and the proper amount of calories. If meat isn’t the first ingredient on the label of your dog food, you should look for a higher-quality dog food.
Ace would generally eat about 4 cups of standard-quality dry dog food per day.
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How much does 2 or 4 cups per day equal in pounds per month? How long does X lb bag of dog food last you. For one golden retriever. I see a lot of answers of people saying for my 4-5 dogs.. etc.. I mostly wanted to know for 1 dog. Today, most experts recommend dog foods for seniors that are higher in protein content (but also lower in fat, carbs and calories).
Photo provided by FlickrDon’t forget, with lower calorie foods you will have to feed more to achieve the amount of calories needed per day by your dog.
Photo provided by FlickrThe line immediately above the line that tells you the quantity of food, tells you the number of kcals your dog needs per day.
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Every week on one day I cut back on the amount by 1/2 cup each meal or 1 cup per day total - IF THIS IS A DOG THAT SELF REGULATES INTAKE and starts walking away from their food you may have to do this more frequently. My male is like clockwork...once a week he turns his up his nose and I would have to throw out half his food, if I didn't cut back once a week...then the next day he is ready to eat again. Observe your pet's activity level. Young dogs around the age of one year have a great deal of energy and should consume between 1/3 to 1/2 cup of dry food, twice a day. In general, puppies need to consume more food than older dogs due to growth and activity needs. If your miniature schnauzer is a very young puppy, under the age of eight weeks, it should be fed 1/4 cup of dry food 3 to 4 times a day. Reduce feeding to twice per day after eight weeks.Some people choose to leave food out all the time or feed one large meal per day. As a veterinarian, I do not prefer the free-choice feeding method. My concerns about this method are multi-dog households where one dog may eat too much food and become overweight. Often pet owners compensate for the empty bowl by adding more total volume so the “healthy eater” of the group will still eat too much but now the more timid eaters are getting the proper amount instead of too little. This method may also not reveal if a dog is not eating well, especially if you are using a feeder that holds multiple days worth of food. Illnesses may go undetected for some time because you are unable to see that your dog is not eating well. One large meal a day works fine for many dogs. However, large and giant breeds that are prone to bloat should be fed multiple smaller meals per day (at least two). The reason for this is that one large meal tends to stretch the ligaments that support the stomach, and over time, this relaxed ligament will make the stomach more likely to twist if the dog bloats. Bloating is bad, but bloating and twisting is much worse.If your brain hurts from trying to calculate all this, here is a basic equation you can use to figure out the amount of raw dog food your pup needs per day in ounces:Commercial raw dog food is often measured in 8-ounce patties. Sixteen ounces equals one pound, so my dog would need a little more than 2.5 patties per day. Commercial raw dog food is much more convenient than making it yourself, but it is also more expensive. Check out my post on ideas for tips to save money on raw dog food.I like to keep my dog lean, so I try to feed him the minimum amount each day for him to maintain his weight, and he generally does eat about 1.3 pounds of raw dog food per day. Obviously if you have an underweight dog, a puppy or a pregnant dog you are going to want to feed more than 2 or 3 percent of her weight. Check with a vet if you are not sure.