Balancing Your Dog’s Calories
Chow time! It’s probably your dog’s favorite time of day, right?
With so many tasty options available, achieving a healthy balance of nutritious food and yummy treats can be tricky. How much is too much? How often should you feed your dog? What’s the right mix?
Of course, canine nutritional needs vary based on breed size (from toy breed to large breed), life stage (growing puppies, young adults, lactating mothers and older dogs) and energy output (from sedentary to highly active). All dogs require energy and a blend of nutrients, such as protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water. Inactive adult dogs need fewer calories, while active adults need more fuel.