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Dog & Cat Feeding Guide

 

Using the Feeding Charts


The Arden Grange feeding charts will give an estimation of the daily feeding quantity based on your cat or dog’s weight.

It is important to remember however that these figures are guidelines only, and there are several factors to be taken into account when assessing your pet’s nutritional requirements :

  1. Activity level
  2. Temperament (stressed animals burn off more calories than relaxed ones)
  3. Metabolism (every animal is an individual with his or her own speed of metabolism; this means that 2 dogs of the same age, breed and weight could have different daily calorie requirements)

In order to provide the correct portions when feeding your dog or cat, it is also helpful to assess your pet’s appetite, visual appearance and stools. Whilst poo watching does not sound particularly pleasant, it is one of the best indicators of health. Increased frequency of passing faeces, production of large quantities of stools of loose motions are often frequent signs that an animal is receiving more food than he or she requires.

 

It is important to obtain an accurate weight for your cat or dog, and also to weigh out the food. Guessing on both accounts gives a large margin of error.

 

If you require any assistance in calculating the correct feeding quantities for your cat or dog, please contact our nutrition adviser who will be happy to help.

feeding recommendation chart 4 SMALL DOG 3-12 weeks 3-6 months 6 months + feeding recommendation chart 3
feeding recommendation chart 1 e.g.
Toy Poodle
Yorkshire Terrier
WEANING/
PUPPY
WEANING/
PUPPY
WEANING/PUPPY
ADULT DOG
LIGHT DOG
feeding recommendation chart 2
feeding recommendation chart 4 MEDIUM DOG 3-12 weeks 3-9 months 9 months + feeding recommendation chart 3
feeding recommendation chart 1 e.g.
Cocker Spaniel
Border Collie
WEANING/
PUPPY
PUPPY
JUNIOR
ADULT DOG
LIGHT DOG
feeding recommendation chart 2
feeding recommendation chart 4 LARGE DOG 3-8 weeks 2-12 months 12 months + feeding recommendation chart 3
feeding recommendation chart 1 e.g.
Labrador
German Shepherd
WEANING/
PUPPY
PUPPY
JUNIOR
LARGE BREED
ADULT DOG
LIGHT DOG
feeding recommendation chart 2
feeding recommendation chart 4 GIANT DOG 3-8 weeks 2-18 months 18 months + feeding recommendation chart 3
feeding recommendation chart 1 e.g.
St Bernard
Great Dane
WEANING/
PUPPY
PUPPY
JUNIOR
LARGE BREED
ADULT DOG
LIGHT DOG
feeding recommendation chart 2

 


Changing Food Brands


For a successful diet change, we recommend following the feeding pattern below. The daily feeding amount should be split into two equal amounts and the proportions of ARDEN GRANGE increased over the first week as illustrated.

TOP TIPS: For those dogs who do not make eating a priority, here are some additional points:
- Reduce the number of tit-bits given during the introductory period
- If your dog has been used to eating wet food, moisten with warm water.

DAY 1-2

75% Original Diet
25% Arden Grange

DAY 3-4

50% Original Diet
50% Arden Grange

DAY 5-6

25% Original Diet
75% Arden Grange

DAY 7

100% Arden Grange