How Much Should I Feed My Dog?

When it comes to feeding your dog, there are tons of different voices which often seem to conflict each other.

This is especially true when you have a puppy.

Some frequent questions I hear are: Should I feed my dog twice or three times a day? Should I feed them the minimum amount of food required, or the maximum? Should I feed them grain free kibble? Should I feed them wet or solid food?

Luckily, the specifics actually aren’t that important.

Dogs have survived as packs in the wilderness on their own for centuries. We often forget that they are fully capable of taking care of themselves(as long as they are not pups).

Feeding your dog 2 times or 3 times a day does not make a huge difference, so don’t lose sleep over it.

The best advice I can offer is to physically watch and observe your dog. Do they play vigorously often? Are their ribs clearly showing? Are they underweight for their breed and age? If so, you should feed your puppy more.

Vice Versa – if your puppy is sluggish and doesn’t play often, and does not appear to have a visible hip-rear section, you’re probably feeding them too much.


Common sense will go a long way, don’t fret the small details!