The basis of adjusting the amount of a certain pet food to be given on pets are the following:
1. Physiological (body) condition of your pet. Assessing its body condition is important as to whether your pet is fat, skinny or fit. Your pet health care provider may be able to give you an assessment of your pet's body score, this assessment is important for adjusting the level of food to your pet. If fat, then reduce a bit the amount of pet food; if skinny, then you may increase the amount of pet food, and if fit, then maintain, the level of pet food that you are providing to your pet.
2. Season and amount of exercise (this is the lifestyle) of your pet. Indoor pets, should be given ideally with low calorie diet, but in cases whereby low calorie diet is not given, the current pet food that your provide can be reduced as indoor, less exercise pets tend to build more fats.
3. Type of pet food. There are types of pet food, from normal ones to low calorie diet or high protein diets. Adjusting it amount of these food should conform to your pet's needs.
In relation to the frequency of diet (giving of food in a day), it is recommended that in an adult pet, at least 2 to 3 times per day should be an ideal one. The amount of food is usually shown at the label of your petfood on a per day and on a weight basis and you may split that depending on your preference on 2 or 3 times a day.
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With warm regards,
Eliezer M. Bauzon, DVM RN