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Cocker Spaniel Diet - Cocker Spaniels
How much should I feed my cocker spaniel? He's not a pure breed and weighs 15 kilos.
Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)
You don't say how old your cocker spaniel is, nor do you mention his height - just that he's 15 kilos. Unfortunately, I need a little more information than this - however, I'll do my best!
The easiest thing you can do is to check with your dog's food manufacturers - the packaging usually gives graded recommendations for daily food allowances depending upon the age of the dog and the expected adult weight.
This will obviously differ depending upon what type of food you give to your dog, whether it's kibble or wet food.
For example, I feed my Cocker Spaniel a dry kibble and the manufacturer recommends as follows:
Expected weight of adult dog - let's say 10-15 kgs.
A 3-5 month puppy, with an expected adult weight of 10-15 kgs, would have an allowance of 160/190 grams per day whereas an adult dog of say 12 months and over, should be given between 150 and 210 grams per day.
There's quite a variation there and if fed at the top end, ie 210 grams per day, the dog may gain weight if it's not exercised very much. You could begin at 200 grams per day and if your cocker spaniel begins putting on weight, either reduce the food allowance or increase his exercise. It really is as easy as that!
My 4 year old cocker, who weighs 14 kilos, gets an allowance of 190 grams day - split into two meals. He also receives a handful of treats each day for good behaviour but he has a daily walk of at least 60 - 90 minutes to compensate ensure he works off the calories.
(His walks keep me thin too!)
If you're still unsure, you could always have a chat with your veterinary surgery or nutritionist and ask for their advice - I'm sure they'll be happy to help.
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Good Luck to you both!
Healthy Dog Food: What Should I Know? - Cocker Spaniels
I was told that cocker spaniels cannot have wheat etc. in their diet. My mother-in-law had a cocker, who recently passed away, and she ate a science diet which I know contains corn and such like items.
Would it be wrong or dangerous for me to feed my new cocker spaniel puppy kibble and bits which contains corn and wheat?
Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)
Many dogs and puppies fare well on a diet that contains corn and wheat, however, some dogs simply can't tolerate it and develop either a food allergy or an intolerance.
Corn and wheat are often considered as 'fillers' for the more cheaper brands of dog food. Always check the food manufacturer's ingredients label to view the full nutritional value of the food.
Vets often recommend a diet of to help fight the allergy.
I recommend you feed your cocker on the best dog food you can afford.
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Puppy Feeding Guidelines - Cocker Spaniels