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Wondering how much dog food to feed your dog? Look no further.

Are you wondering if your big dog is getting too little dog food or your small dog is getting too much with all of the treats that you also gave to him during the day?  Searching for how much dog food to feed your dog?  We have broken down the how much to feed your dog by food type plus top tips on feeding your dog the correct amount.



How much dog food to feed your dog will depend on many things including the size of your dog and its muscle mass, the amount of exercise and activity they receive and the type of food and general quality of the ingredients.  But in general you should feed your dog 1/2 to 1 cup of dry dog food per 10 pounds or a 1/4 to 1/2 cup wet dog food per 10 pounds.



Each food has different feeding guidelines here are some guidelines for a few of our favorites.

How much to feed your dog Dry Dog Food?

Kindfull food from Target is a newer brand of dry food.  Kindful also has food toppers to increase the appeal of dog food while we prefer just to add a little bone broth or Calm or Relieve Plus CBD hemp spray since it is chicken flavored and will add that extra bit of yum.


The Kindful folks recommend feeding your dog these amounts of your dry dog food:

Bonus Kindfull has no filler grains and our dogs went crazy for it.  


How much to feed your dog wet dog food?


Blue Buffalo has a great wet canned dog food and they also have feeding recommendations which seem to be pretty consistent with canned dog food.  They recommend a ½ to ¼ can for every 10 pounds of body weight.

How much to feed fresh wet packaged food?



There are many wet pet food brands that appear in the refrigerated section of the grocer or that are available with a subscription service.



Nom Nom and Ollie are popular wet food brands that make feeding a healthy diet easy and they take the guess work out of figuring out how much to feed your dog.  When you sign up they will ask several targeted questions to determine the right proportions and then you get the correct proportions for your dog delivered.  

Top tips for determining the right amount of food for your dog?

The feed guidelines provided in this article serve only as general guidelines.  


Remember that the right amount of food for your dog is the amount that keeps them at a healthy weight and gives them enough energy to do all the fun things you do together.



  • If your pup is acting extra hungry or tired, try increasing their food a bit or change brands to determine if there is a better nutritional fit with another brand.



  • If you have a puppy keep a close eye on their healthy weight.  Puppies grow so fast you may need to increase his food faster than you would think.  A puppy’s energy may also increase their food needs.  


  • Indications that you’ve found the right diet for your dog are that your dog’s skin is healthy and their coats are shiny. A dull coat and skin issues can be symptoms of malnutrition or food allergies so if you see this, it might be worth a chat with your vet.


Read Motherpuppin Adorable: What do do when your dog is better than everyone else’sfor more nutrition tips and secrets and hero spotlights from amazing people doing great things in the world of pet nutrition.