He advises owners to focus on providing the right amount of food and making sure dogs are active and engaged. About one out of every four dogs is overweight. How much food should my adult dog eat each day? That depends on the size of the dog, its age, and how much exercise it gets. Use feeding charts on pet food labels as a guide.Author: Elizabeth Lee. With a slower metabolic rate, older dogs are more likely to become overweight or obese. Many dog food companies now offer senior dog food formulations, which Nunez recommends as an age-appropriate diet for older pets because they’re lower in calories. If possible, owners should feed their pets foods that are suitable to their stage in life.Author: Katherine Kam.
Senior Dog Food Is Not For All Older Dogs. Dr. Lisa M. Freeman, a professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, recently conducted a survey to find out what pet owners thought about senior pet foods and what they were feeding their dogs.Author: Mike Rogers. Sep 10, 2018 · Dog Food Advisor › Forums › Canine Nutrition › Feeding adult dogs puppy food Viewing 21 posts - 1 through 21 (of 21 total) Author Posts December 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm #30808 Report Abuse AmaruqMember We have been feeding our Malamute puppies Orijen puppy food. They are now 2 years old and my husband.
May 20, 2010 · Is it unhealthy for an adult dog to eat puppy food?? Our country vet, Dr. Rob Sharp of Hillsboro, Ohio, answers your pet questions. Commercial pet foods made specifically for the first year of a dog's life have all the right stuff — vitamins, minerals, nutrients — to ensure puppies grow up big. So, should you just feed an adult dog food and forget about feeding a senior diet? Maybe. According to the Whole Dog Journal, over-the-counter geriatric foods for dogs usually have lower levels of protein and fat than the "regular" maintenance versions.