Dog food portions: A guide to how much to feed your dog

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How much supplies should you feed your dog? Dogs have natural instincts to eat whenever supplies is available. While that can help them survive in the wild, it’s our responsibility as pet parents to help them manage their intake at home by knowing how to measure dog supplies portions.

If you’ve been in the habit of eyeballing the serving of dog supplies while filling the bowl, maybe topping it off with a little uneaten considering they’re so good, now’s a unconfined time to revisit what a proper portion of dog supplies looks like for your pet.

Why portioning your dog’s supplies matters

From puppyhood to their geriatric years, dogs need the right wastefulness of nutrients, proteins, carbs and calories. Be mindful of their specific dietary needs equal to their age, worriedness level, environment and size.

In this guide, we’ll help you reset how you measure dog supplies portions so it aligns with their needs. First, we’ll show you how to identify the right serving size of kibble as well as wet food.

Then we’ll show how to recalibrate the serving of kibble when you mix in wet food, so your dog gets a variety of savor and nutrients while keeping his calorie count in balance.

How much dry supplies should you feed your dog?

The feeding orchestration on the when of the kibble bag can be overwhelming at first. But don’t worry. We’ll show you how to measure dog supplies portions based on your pet’s age, size and worriedness level.

Tips for measuring the right portion of dry dog food

Avoid guessing when feeding your dog. Counting scoops or eyeballing the value in the trencher is a recipe for overfeeding your pet — and causing unwanted weight gain. With the help of this guide, you’ll unzip perfect portions with every meal. The first thing to understand is knowing the difference between a daily portion and serving size.

Identify the right daily portion for your dog: To determine your dog’s daily feeding portion based on their weight, worth for their age and worriedness level. You might segregate the higher end of the portion range for younger, increasingly zippy dogs, and the lower end for older, increasingly sedentary dogs.

Know the right serving size: Some parents seem — incorrectly — that the bag of kibble lists single meal servings. But these unquestionably recommend full daily portions. To find the right serving size, divide the daily portion by the number of meals you serve. (Most sultana dogs thrive on two meals a day: one meal to start the day and one evening meal.)

Feeding example: For an 18-pound dog, the feeding recommendation for NutriSource Chicken and Rice Formula ranges from 1 to 1-1/4 8 oz. cups of kibble. You might start with a 1/2 cup serving for each of his two daily meals, and retread as needed.

Perfect the portions: Once you’ve found the daily sponsoring that’s right for your dog, you’re ready to roll. To make sure they’re getting the correct value of kibble every time, here’s a foolproof single-scoop method.

  1. Use a dry measuring cup to measure out your dog’s daily portion.
  2. Divide the portion into their daily meals.
  3. Make portioning foolproof by making a custom one-serving scoop out of an empty plastic supplies container. Place the serving of kibble in an empty container of sour cream, cottage cheese or yogurt. Then cut it lanugo so it’s level with the food. Now you have a custom scoop for perfect portioning with every meal.

How much wet supplies should I feed my dog?

Many pet parents mistakenly seem one can of dog supplies equals one serving. That may be true for some dogs, but one can might be too little or too much, depending on the size of the dog. When you’re serving canned dog supplies as an entrée, it’s worth taking time to learn how to measure dog supplies portions for wet food.

As with kibble, the right value of wet supplies for your pet moreover depends on their age, nutrition needs and worriedness levels.

Finding the right serving size of canned dog food

The first step is knowing your dog’s healthy weight range, so you can summate how much wet supplies makes a right-sized serving for your dog.

Feeding guides for canned dog supplies typically recommend giving one can per day for a specific value of the dog’s soul weight.

Examples of wet supplies feeding guidelines

To provide a real-world example, the feeding guidelines for NutriSource wet supplies undeniability for 1 can per 15 lbs. of soul weight per day. (Adjust to 3/4 to 1-1/4 cans as needed, depending on weight and worriedness levels.) Here are some examples of how much canned supplies you should feed your dog based on their size:

7-pound dog

30-pound dog

60-pound dog

90-pound dog

*Assumes two daily servings

Full Circle Feeding: Unzip variety mixing wet and dry food

Mixing some wet supplies into your dog’s kibble is unconfined for your pet’s health. It can help with digestion, it makes mealtime increasingly heady for your pet, and most of all, your pet will get a wider variety of protein sources in their nutrition to provide a full spectrum of nutrients. That’s why we encourage pet parents to mix wet supplies with kibble as a key part of the Full Circle Feeding method.

Because Full Circle Feeding calls for a variety of protein sources, mixing wet supplies with kibble is an effortless method to provide a wider variety of meats, grains and other healthy carbs every day of the week.

Perfect portions: How to feed your dog a mix of wet and dry food

When mixing canned dog supplies with kibble, you want to stave a calorie overload at mealtimes. The last thing you want to do is cancel the health benefits of Full Circle Feeding by making the mistake of overfeeding. So whenever you add wet food, it calls for a reduced serving size of kibble.

Remember, the moisture content is higher in wet food, so it’s not a one-for-one replacement. Luckily, all you need is a dry measuring cup to find the right wastefulness of wet supplies and kibble.

Mixing NutriSource wet foods with kibble: For every half can of wet supplies you add to the meal, subtract 1/3 cup of kibble.

Can you serve a full can of wet food? Absolutely. Just remember to subtract the right value of kibble, and in this case, it would be 2/3 cup.

What if you have a small dog? Convert the formula from a single portion to a daily portion, and it will be far easier to find the right ratio.

Perfect portions, perfect balance, perfect nutrition

Because we love our dogs, we want them to live the weightier possible lives. When you go for wastefulness and variety in nutrition through Full Circle Feeding with the right-sized portions for your dog’s needs, you’re setting the stage for a long and happy life.

Now that you know how to serve perfectly portioned meals, learn how to provide your pet with a full spectrum of nutrients through our Ultimate Guide to Full Circle feeding. Then get a personalized meal plan for your dog by taking our Full Circle Feeding quiz.