Determine the right amount of food for your dog
This is only an approximation as other variables such as metabolism, breed, activity level and present body fat, must be taken into consideration. The smaller breeds tend to eat more in relation to their body size while the larger breeds tend to eat less.
Maintaining your dog’s ideal weight is your responsibility as a pet owner. Though many dogs enjoy overeating, you must resist giving into this temptation, especially when supplementing their diet with high fat, processed foods.
You should be able to feel a light covering of flesh over your pet’s ribs. If you are unsure if our dog is over or underweight consult your veterinarian.