Feeding Guidelines

Puppies

Since puppies are actively growing and developing, they require more calories than adult dogs of the same weight. In general, puppies need to eat what a dog who is 2 to 4 times their weight eats.

If you're unsure how much food to get, choose a plan for a dog that is at least three times the puppy's current weight. That's a good place to get started and then you can always adjust up or down. 

  • Puppies (2 - 4 months): choose plan for a dog 4 times the puppy's current weight.
  • Puppies (4 - 7 months): choose plan for a dog 3 times the puppy's current weight.
  • Puppies (7 - 12 months): choose plan for a dog 2 times the puppy's current weight.

Examples:

  • Puppy is 3 months old and weighs 8 lbs, choose a plan for a 30 lb dog.
  • Puppy is 5 months old and weighs 15 lbs, choose a plan for a 45 lb dog.
  • Puppy is 6 months old and weighs 22 lbs, choose a plan for a 65 lb dog.
  • Puppy is 9 months old and weighs 30 lbs, choose a plan for a 60 lb dog.

It's recommended to feed puppies 3 times a day, up until they are 6 months old. After 6 months, 2 meals a day is recommended. For adult dogs, 1 or 2 meals a day is fine.

Complete and Balanced Plans for Dogs

Kittens

Since kittens are actively growing and developing, they require more calories than adult cats of the same weight. In general, kittens need to eat what a cat who is 3 to 4 times their weight eats.

  • Kittens (2 - 3 months): choose our 11 lb cat plans, or aim for 5 to 8 oz/ day. Guidance for average kittens weighing 1.5 - 4 lbs.
  • Kittens (3 - 6 months): choose our 13 lb cat plans, or aim for 6 to 8 oz/ day. Guidance for average kittens weighing 4 - 6 lbs.

It's recommended to feed kittens 3 - 4 times a day, up until they are 6 months old. After 6 months, feeding 2 - 3 times a day is recommended, up until 1 year. After 1 year, 2 times a day is fine.

Kittens should be allowed to eat as much as they want up to 6 months. The above recommendations are just guidelines to help you get started. You can always choose one of our 16 oz servings and spoon out as much as the kitten will eat at each meal. The more meals throughout the day, the less they will gorge themselves on fewer meals and cause possible gastric distention.

Complete and Balanced Plans for Cats