Many dog owners ask themselves how much food their dog needs per day. Different aspects have an influence on the daily feeding amount, so that is why there is no universal answer to this question.

It is obvious, that age and size of the dog influence the daily feeding amount, but also the kind of food has an important impact. There is a difference between wet dog food and dry dog food caused by the extraction of moisture during processing for the latter. Compared to wet food your dog will need significantly less dry dog food per day. This is shown for example in PLATINUM feeding table for dogs. Feeding tables in general serve as a guideline, as other factors like individual dispositions, castration or the level of activity also play a role in determining the daily feeding amount for your dog.

As the amount of food can vary from dog to dog, it also varies in different phases of the dog’s life. Puppies have a very high energy requirement and nutritional needs. Therefore, it is recommended to feed a special dry or wet puppy food with high quality. Premium puppy food is adapted to the nutritional needs of young dogs while growing up. As you can see in the feeding table for puppies, the feeding amount and the number of meals varies from month to month.

Time of transition from puppy to adult feed

Depending on the dog’s breed, the time of switching from puppy feed to adult feed is also very different. Large dog breeds can be switched much earlier than small dog breeds. For this reason, the transition takes place between 4 to 12 months, depending on the expected size of the dog. Even if the transition takes place before the age of 1 year, it is recommended to stick to the feeding recommendation on the feeding table for puppies until the dog fulfils the 12th month.

If you would like to learn more about the different aspects that affect the daily amount of food for dogs and find out how much PLATINUM dog food your four-legged friend needs per day, take a look at PLATINUMS feeding tables.