Minis (7 – 12 pounds) and
Rabbit-sized (6 pounds and under) dogs should be fed ¾ cup of dog food or less each day
Tweenies (13 – 16 pounds)
and small Standard-sized (17+ pounds) dogs should be fed no more than 1 cup of food a day.
Large standards, over 30+ pounds, can be fed up to two plus cups of food a day if they are active.
This feeding schedule will vary
with the activity level of your dog. You should be able to look down from above
and still see a waistline drawn below. And you should still be able to still
feel the dog’s ribs but not see them. Those are both good indicators if
your dog is obese or at it’s ideal weight.
Below are drawing of ideal and
obese Dachshunds so you can tell when to increase feed (for active dogs) or decrease feed as needed. I am drawing with a mouse, but you can see what is meant by ideal weight.