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The lifestages of dog feeding

All dogs need a balanced diet but as your dog gets older their nutritional needs may change. When feeding adult dogs, (whether that be a small or large breed) you should ensure they are receiving the right balance of the six major nutrient groups.


Any good-quality, manufactured, complete pet food should provide your dog with this basic nutritional balance.


Feeding larger dogs means satisfying a big appetite with less. Big dogs have slower metabolisms, so they require fewer calories and less fat from their food to maintain a healthy, lean body condition. Larger adult dogs should be fed once or twice a day. 


Senior dogs aged seven years and older, are less active and have a slower metabolism. Feeding older dogs is about fewer calories and less fat. Find out about the life stages and how to tell what is the right dog food when.