Your pooch is now a healthy, strong adult and Fido will need an adult diet….
SO NO BABYING!!!! But how do we make sure we're feeding our grown up doggies correctly?
There are two keys to learn when feeding your dog: Size and Energy.
When it comes to energy, the type of dog your companion weighs heavily on their food intake. Working dogs (police, cattle, and guide dogs) as well as dogs who are active may require more food than a lap dog.
So with this in mind, there are three feeding options for your dog: free-choice, portion-control, and timed-feeding. Free choice allows your pet to choose when and how much they want to eat while portion control requires measuring an exact amount of food and timed-feeding gives your pet a strict time frame.
Extra factors such as weather and surgery/health also affect a dog's food intake. Heat causes dogs to expend more energy while a sick dog may need extra food to help recover from illness.
HOWEVER, overfeeding should be avoided at all costs. Obesity, like in humans, can lead to health problems for dogs. Shower your pets with affection versus treats when possible and controlling your pet's eating habits is essential.
How is this possible??? Learning what method to use when feeding goes a long way!