In the below guide you’ll find the recommended daily calories for your dog, as well as feeding guidelines based on a diet of PEDIGREE® food for dogs. If you are feeding a different brand, please consult the calorie information on-pack and adjust the amount of food accordingly to meet your dog’s recommended daily calories.

Please remember:

  • To half the daily amount of food if you are feeding two meals a day.
  • The guidelines are based on your dog getting the right amount of exercise. If your dog has less than 1 hour exercise a day, please reduce quantity by 10%
  • The Waltham Petcare Science Institute recommends feeding a mixed diet where 50% of calories come from wet food and 50% from dry food.
  • The guidelines are based on all of your dog’s recommended daily calories coming from 100% complete & balanced dry or wet food. Please adjust accordingly if you are going to feed any oral care products or treats.
  • Please ensure that any ‘non-complete’ treats or food you are feeding your dog accounts for less than 10% of your dog’s daily calories.


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Feeding Guidelines

The body size of dogs can range from 1 to 100kg, which is a greater range than any other species. There are different nutritional needs and specific health concerns linked to the size of dog. Larger dogs have a shorter life expectancy than small ones and reach senior status at a much earlier age. Therefore, larger breeds and giant breeds will benefit from a change to a Senior diet at an earlier age. This timeline provides an understanding of the life stages of different size dogs.

The PEDIGREE® Feeding Guide

Feeding guidelines