Boston Terriers tend to have voracious appetites so it’s imperative to monitor its feeding schedule carefully.
Every time your pooch looks up at you with those pleading puppy eyes, it’s NOT time to adoringly fill up its bowl.
How much food should I feed my Boston terrier?
You may have tirelessly asked this question and received a plethora of different answers to this query, confusing you further. Don’t worry, we are here to guide you! Chances are that none of the answers you got are wrong. Deciding how much food to feed your dog largely depends on 3 factors: Your dog’s age, its weight and its daily activity. As a result, the quantity of feed would be significantly different for a puppy and an adult dog.
If you’re using a dog food brand for your terrier, it would be helpful to confer with the back of the food bag. If you’re still unsure of the exact amount to follow, consult a vet to ensure you’re doing the right thing for nothing trumps your pet’s health and safety!
Even when the Boston terrier has peaked maturity, it will remain a compact size. It’s one of the things that make the breed so endearing! A dog is considered full grown when he crosses the age of 1. After this, its body weight and size will cease to change drastically so you can regulate the number of meals it gets.
An adult Boston terrier should roughly get about 1-2 meals per day, one scheduled very early in the morning and the other in the evening. Multiple treats in between or leaving out food for the dog to continuously graze on is not advised. Some midday exercise is also recommended in between to avoid the dog from gaining excessive weight.
However, if your Boston terrier is involved in additional physical exercise, it will need to consume a higher take of calories to match the ones it’s burning out from all the activity. Consult your vet for a precise amount based on your dog’s activity level, weight and age.
How much should I feed my Boston terrier Puppy?
Since puppies are growing up, they have a higher need for nutritional value. These small babies tend to have faster metabolisms and need a certain amount of energy to grow into handsome Boston terriers. To meet their budding needs, it’s important to buy the best dog foods for puppies. You can find a list of our recommended brands here (enter link to ‘What to Feed Your Boston Terrier Puppy’).
As a general rule, a puppy 3-5 months of age should consume 4-5 meals of smaller portions in a day. For 3-5 month old puppies, 3 meals a day are sufficient. When the puppy enters the age bracket of 6-10 months, 2 meals a day would be satisfactory. Of course, this is a rough guide and you should always consult your vet before ascertaining your puppy’s feed.
Boston terrier puppy feeding schedule
Since Boson terriers are prone to upset stomachs, a puppy’s feeding schedule should be monitored and regulated right from the beginning. Based on its weight, age bracket and level of physical exercise, you should devise a meal plan where your puppy is acquiring all its nutritional needs without compromising on its daily exercise.
As a general rule, the meals should be paced out through the day with doses of exercise and playtime scheduled in between to allow for healthy digestion. For more information regarding Boston terrier puppy feed, click here (enter link to ‘What to Feed Your Boston Terrier Puppy’).
Feed your Boston terrier the right food in the right amount at the right times!