- Choose balanced diets suitable for your dog. Puppies need high protein for energy. Older dogs often need lower calories because they’re less active
- See what Animal Welfare League NSW has to offer – we have quality pet food at competitive prices at our shelters and vet clinic. What you spend with us will help support our work
- Animal Welfare League NSW believes that dogs should be fed high-quality dog food. We sell balanced diets that are right for your dog’s age
- Check with your vet about any special needs your dog may have – like weight control, sensitive stomach or skin conditions
- Don’t overfeed your dog. If dogs get too fat this can make them very unhealthy
- Puppies should be fed small meals regularly, perhaps three or four times a day. By around six months old, a dog can start eating two meals a day
- If you have other pets, feed them separately – this can reduce conflict
What to avoid
- We don’t recommend home-prepared diets for dogs – they’re usually short of important things dogs need, and they can risk the health of the dog
- Avoid feeding a dog table scraps – they can be high in calories, making your dog fat and unhealthy
- Especially avoid chocolate, onions, garlic and macadamia – they can make dogs very sick
- Avoid cooked bones – these can shatter when chewed and digested, and cause serious illness
Where to feed your dog
Set up a regular feeding spot for your dog. Undercover in a quiet place where there’s not too much noise or people moving through. Don’t change this place unless it’s absolutely necessary. Don’t encourage your dog to feed anywhere else.
Dogs need water
Make sure your dog’s water bowl is kept full and fresh. Dogs need plenty of water but don’t try to make it drink more than it wants to.
More about feeding dogs
Purina makes high-quality dog food and are a partner of Animal Welfare League NSW – visit the Purina website today. Pet food and products are available from the Animal Welfare League shelter and Veterinary hospital.