Cobbydog - Feeding Guide For Dogs, Puppy & Lactating Bitches | Good Dog Food Diet

Dog feeding guide for all Cobbydog complete dog foods

All our complete dog foods can be eaten dry or moistened with water.  You will see in our Dog feeding guide that we recommend that you feed your dog at the same time every day. This helps to establish a routine and usually means less wasted food. Keep your dog’s water and food bowls clean and monitor how much food your dog eats. Differing activity levels and weight can mean that you have to adjust the amount of food you give your pet.

Your dogs can eat the same food all their life; however a dog’s lifestyle and age can have an impact on which food you should give them. If your dog is active and full of energy we usually advise a complete high protein dog food. In the same way, older dogs that do not get as much exercise may need a lower protein dog food, such as Cobbydog Adult. Our dog feeding guide below provides approximate recommended quantities, bearing in mind the particular needs of dogs. A lot can depend on the age, breed and level of activity of your dog.

Chihuahua, Pekinese, Miniature Dachshund, Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Toy Poodle
3oz/85 grams per day

Miniature Poodle, King Charles Spaniel, Jack Russell, Pug, Corgi.
6oz/170 grams per day

Cocker Spaniel, Bull Terrier, Poodle, Beagle, Collie, .
12 oz/340 grams per day

Labrador, Alsation, Setter, Springer Spaniel, Doberman
18oz/510 grams per day

Great Dane, St Bernard, Newfoundland, Malamute, Mastiff
24 oz/680 grams per day

Breeding Bitches

Protein quality and quantity will affect the milk production of your breeding bitch. It is therefore essential to provide a high standard of food at this time and one that is consistently high protein dog food to ensure the bitch's good health. It may be advisable to moisten the food with one fifth milk to four fifths water at this time when extra special care is required to achieve good results.

A bitch in good condition at mating can continue to receive her usual diet until the second half of gestation. It will then be necessary to increase the food allowance by ten per cent each week from the sixth week onwards so that the intake at birth is approximately fifty per cent more than at mating.
We can also advise that lactating bitches can be fed on Cobbydog Puppy food, a high protein dog food.


Puppies can be weaned at three to four weeks.  They are normally still feeding from mum at this stage, however now is the time to start offering a tablespoonful of high protein puppy food, up to at least 6 times a day.  Your puppy's need for energy is immense because they are developing so quickly, however try not to overfeed your puppy and always remove any uneaten food.
By six to eight weeks your puppy should be fully weaned. From six weeks onwards puppies should be fed as much as appetite will allow four times daily.

3.5 - 4 months; 3 meals daily
6 months; 2 meals daily
1 year; 1 meal daily
Take a look at our high protein premium puppy food

Please contact us if you have any questions about your dog's health, appetite and diet.

See also our FAQ – Frequently asked questions

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