Every ROYAL CANIN® diet has a feeding guide based on the age, weight and activity of your pet.
Growing puppies are to be fed the amount recommended for their expected adult bodyweight as indicated on the product’s feeding guide.
As an example below (based on Medium Puppy), if your puppy is 4 months old, and you’re expecting them to be an adult weight of 18kg (based on mum and dad’s adult weight or veterinary advise), you should be feeding them 279g a day. We’d recommend feeding this between 2-3 meals if they’re under 5 months old, so split 279g into 3 which is 93g per meal.
As an example below (based on Medium Adult), if your dog is over 12 months old, their adult weight is 16kg, and they are exercised between 1-2 hours a day, you should be feeding them 229g a day. We’d recommend feeding this between 2 meals (one in the morning, one in the evening), so split 229g into 2 which is 114.5g per meal.
It is important for all pets to have regular weight checks, but particularly for large and giant breed dogs. Their food intake needs to be monitored closely and adjusted if required to help maintain a safe and steady growth rate and to avoid the possibility of any excess weight gain.
If you are unsure about what your pet’s expected adult bodyweight will be, your vet would be the best person to advise on this when you take your pet in for their initial puppy/kitten health check.
Use an appropriate weigh scale and/or the specific measuring cup as annotated on the bag. Always ensure that you measure food very carefully. A small measuring variation when feeding cats and small dogs can significantly increase their calorie intake.
Once your pet is eating the diet completely, it is important to weigh your pet approximately one month later. Remember to record your pet’s weight and body condition, and highlight any changes to ensure you make appropriate adjustments in your pet’s food intake based on your weigh-in records. (If you require any assistance with your weigh-ins and amounts to feed, please do not hesitate to contact your vet or specialist retail store.)
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