The optimal feeding schedule for dogs varies based on individual preferences and the dog's specific needs. While some dog owners prefer feeding their pets once daily, others opt for two meals a day, and some even divide the food into three or four smaller portions throughout the day.
Historically, dogs are natural scavengers, so they tend to eat whenever food is available. However, this instinct can lead to overeating if not monitored.
Our feeding recommendations provide daily amounts, which you can then split into your preferred number of meals.
Several factors influence a dog's nutritional needs and appetite, including:
- Age/Life Stage
- Activity Level
Ensuring your dog maintains an ideal weight and body condition is crucial for their overall health. Proper nutrition can help prevent health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Always monitor your dog's weight and adjust their food intake accordingly.
If you have any concerns, we always recommend consulting with your veterinarian.
For more insights on pet nutrition, you can visit the UK Pet Food dog nutrition hub at https://www.ukpetfood.org/information-centre/pet-nutrition-hub/dog-nutrition.html.