How much should my dog be eating?

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Unless stated otherwise, these amounts are the total that is recommended for your dog over a 24 hour period.

Most adult dogs should eat two meals a day (puppies often require three or more feedings), so you'll need to divide the amount in the table by the number of meals you are offering.

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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ¾ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding ½ cup three times a day.

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Feeding adult food will rob your puppy of important nutrients.

Four feedings a day are usually adequate to meet nutritional demands.

Large breeds should be fed unmoistened dry food by 9 or 10 weeks; small dogs by 12 or 13 weeks.

3–6 months: Sometime during this period, decrease feedings from four to three a day.

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The recommended amount on the dog food label is simply a starting point; your dog may require more or less.

In general, a Yorkshire Terrier eats 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup daily.

Puppies require 3 to 4 meals daily, and an adult dog should eat twice daily.

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Unless stated otherwise, these amounts are the total that is recommended for your dog over a 24 hour period.

Most adult dogs should eat two meals a day (puppies often require three or more feedings), so you'll need to divide the amount in the table by the number of meals you are offering.

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Your 12 week old golden retriever puppy is likely to have a large appetite. You might need to feed him 2.5 cups a day, depending on his needs.
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Dogtime recommends feeding a male Great Dane puppy, aged 3 to 6 months, 4 to 8 cups of food daily, divided into at least three servings.

Females of the same age should receive 3 to 6 cups of food daily.

From 8 to 12 months, feed males 6 to 10 cups of food and females, 5 to 8 cups.

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So your 2-week-old pup, weighing 24-ounces - or 1.5 pounds - should get 12 ounces of total formula each day.

You'll need to give him about 2 ounces of milk replacer every four hours or so at this weight.

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