Feeding Chart


Use this chart as a guide when determining how much homemade stew to feed your pups. 

  • Puppies 8-16 weeks of age:
    Pup's weight in lbs.  X  .8  =  daily amount of food in oz. (divide into 4 meals)
    Example:  pup weighs 10 lbs  X  .8  =  8 oz  /  4 meals = 2 oz  (approx. 1/4 cup per  meal)

  • Puppies 17-28 weeks of age: 
    Pup's weight in lbs.  X  .64  = daily amount of food in oz. (divide into 3 meals)
    Example:  pup weights 32 lbs  X  .64  = 20.48 oz. / 3 meals = 6.83  (approx. 3/4 cup per meal)
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    Puppies 7-12 months of age:
    Pup's weight in lbs. X  .48  = daily amount of food in oz. (divide into 3 meals)
    Example:  pup weighs 25 lbs.  X  .48 = 12 oz. / 3 meals = 4 oz (approx. 1/2 cup per meal) 

  • Adult dogs (healthy, normal weight)
    Dog's weight in lbs.  X  .4  = daily amount of food in oz. (divide into at least 2 meals)                                           Example:  dog weighs 65 lbs.  X  .4 = 26 oz. /  2 meals = 13 oz. (approx. 1 1/2 cups per meal)

Portion amounts may be adjusted as needed if your pet is overweight or ill. You can see from the chart that puppies need a higher ratio of food to body weight, which decreases as they get older.

 

 Even though your dog will LOVE his stew, be careful not to overfeed.

 Chubby puppies are not healthy puppies!