Feeding a mature dogNutritional information for mature dogs - older than 7 years
How and When To Feed Your Mature Dog?
It's important to feed your mature dog the right amount of food at proper intervals, but this can be tricky --it's also worth remembering that feeding requirements vary greatly from one dog to another. Feeding guides on the food can or bag are just a starting point. It's critical to your dog's health that his physical condition is monitored regularly and the feeding amount adjusted as needed.: To help keep your mature dog healthy, Hill's recommends following the simple steps in this cycle: Weigh your dog Feed him based on feeding guide and veterinary recommendations Evaluate your dog's physical condition using our body condition scoring system every two to three weeks for the first six months Adjust the amount you feed accordingly Repeat Switching food If switching your dog to Hill's Science Plan Canine Mature Adult Active Longevity, gradually introduce it over a 7-day period.
How a mature dog's nutritional needs differ from ours?
In a study of homemade pet foods, more than 90 percent of foods were found to be nutritionally unbalanced and incomplete for pets.* Each species has very different nutrtional requirements. Cooking for your dog is not the same as cooking for your children or yourself.