Age, an important factor in your dog’s nutrition

The same applies to dogs as to people: nutritional needs vary at each stage of life and age is a key factor in knowing what to feed them, how much, and how often.

When determining the amount of food that should be provided, considering their developmental state, dogs are classified into various age groups such as puppies, adults, and seniors.

Size/breed also plays a role, the larger the dog, the less food they typically need in proportion to their weight.

But don’t worry, you won’t have to figure it out:

pet food packages usually include guidelines on how much food a dog needs per day according to size and age.

How to divide this amount into portions? Here again, age is a decisive factor. All animals in their early stages of development need to eat more frequently and puppies are no exception, so you’ll need to split the ration into different meals until they become an adult animal.

Moreover, it’s very important to monitor their weight, especially in older dogs, who begin to reduce their physical activity and overweight can exacerbate other age-related pathologies. Regardless of age, the best for their health is to give them the amount indicated by the manufacturer, to measure the portions, to watch his weight closely, and not to leave food within his reach during the day.

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