How Much Should I Feed My Golden Retriever Puppy?

Owning a puppy is a great responsibility, and part of that responsibility is making sure your pup has enough to eat. While all puppies need proper nutrition, the amount of food you feed your golden retriever puppy depends on their age and size. Lets take a look at what it takes to properly feed your golden retriever puppy.


Age Matters
During the first 4 months or so, your golden retriever puppy will need more calories than an adult dog. A good rule of thumb is to give them 3-4 meals a day until they reach 4 months old. After that, you can slowly reduce the number of meals per day until they are getting 2 meals a day as adults. The exact amount of food will depend on their age as well as how active they are; for example, if theyre still in the teething stage or just learning basic commands, then they may need more food than an older pup who is already house-trained and knows how to sit and stay.


Size Matters Too
In addition to age, size plays an important role in determining how much food your golden retriever puppy needs each day. Puppies grow quickly during the first few months of their lives so be sure to keep an eye on their weight and adjust their diet accordingly. Generally speaking, large breeds like golden retrievers should be fed about 1/3 cup per 10 pounds every day while smaller breeds should get about 1/2 cup per 10 pounds each day. However, these numbers can vary based on activity level and other factors so consult with your veterinarian for specific advice tailored to your pup’s individual needs.



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I love playing and spending time with pups. On RetrieverPaws, I share tips, guides, and my experiences with retriever dogs (Labrador and Golden Retrievers mainly).

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