The right amount of food should be taken in. it is necessary for all living beings. The amount you feed your adult dog should be based on his or her size and energy output. An animal with a normal activity level should receive what we call ‘maintenance energy’ .A pampered lap dog may require just 10% of that , while an active dog who exercises regularly outdoors may require maintenance plus 20% to 40%.
Dog owners should always consult with their dog’s veterinarian to determine the best feeding schedule and types of food for their pets. Also, make sure that the Dog Forum gives you correct information.
Outside factors like the temperature contribute to how much a dog can eat. Since keeping warm and cool require extra energy expenditure, extreme cold and hot weather can also increase a dog’s energy needs. A talk with the veterinarian is a must when mercury dips or soars.
A dog’s energy needs will increase with his or her work and stress level and the dietary needs of working canines-such as –police dogs, guide dogs and cattle dogs- will depend on their occupations. A dog with a moderate workload may require an energy increase of 40% compared to maintenance, whereas a dog with a high work load may require an extra 50% to 70%.