Dog Feeding Guide

How to feed my dog.

Deciding how much to feed your dog, how often to feed, and what to feed your dog are some of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to your dog’s long, healthy life. While there’s no perfect answer that will work with every dog, here are some tips to get you started. 

How Much Should I Feed My Dog?

How much to feed your dog depends on several factors. If you have an adult dog that maintains normal activity levels and doesn’t need special nutrition, check out this Purina Dog Chow guide below to see how much food to feed your dog. 


3-12 lbs. 1/3 to 1 cup 
13-20 lbs. 1 to 1 1/3 cups
21-35 lbs. 1 1/3 to 2 cups
26-50 lbs. 2 to 2 2/3 cups
51-75 lbs. 2 2/3 to 3 1/3 cups
76-100 lbs. 3 1/3 to 4 ¼ cups
Over 100 lbs. 4 ¼ cups plus ¼ cup for each
10 lbs. of body weight over 100 lbs.

Complete and Balanced for Adult Dogs

Note that this is a guideline only. Individual needs can vary and so it’s best to check with your veterinarian if you are unsure if your dog requires a specific diet. 

How Often Should I Feed My Dog?

For most dogs, feeding twice each day, once in the morning and once in the evening—preferably at the same time is ideal. 

What Should I Feed My Dog?

The answer to what you should feed your dog depends on several factors. It’s important to find a food that is not only 100% complete and balanced, but also has a taste your dog loves. Other factors such as your dog’s age, size, and if he has special needs all play into the decision of what you should feed your dog. 

Purina Dog Chow has a family of formulas that are 100% complete and balanced and are sure to meet the needs of your dog. For help in selecting the right food to feed your dog, go to here to find out more. You can also talk with your veterinarian to help you select the right food for your dog.

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