Feeding Advice

Our feeding advice is here to help you, but no one knows your four-legged friend better than you do - so you should tailor the amount you feed based on your dogs' individual lifestyle.

As a general rule, if your dog is very active you may want to consider feeding more and likewise if your pup isn't very active you may want to consider feeding less. If you're using Forthglade for the first time, as with all new foods it's important that you gradually introduce it over a period of around 5 days to avoid any unnecessary tummy upset. As always, please make sure your canine companion always has access to fresh drinking water.

Wet Food

Dog size Dog weight Trays per day
(395g tray)
Small 0-10kg 1/2 - 1 1/4
Medium 10-25kg 1 1/4 - 1 3/4
Large 25-40kg 1 3/4 - 2 1/4
Extra Large 40-70kg 2 1/4 - 3 1/4

Dog size Dog weight Trays per day
(395g tray)
Small 0-10kg 1/2 - 1 1/4
Medium 10-25kg 1 1/4 - 1 3/4
Large 25-40kg 1 3/4 - 2 1/4
Extra Large 40-70kg 2 1/4 - 3 1/4

Dog size Dog weight Trays per day
(395g tray)
Small 0-10kg 1/2 - 1 1/4
Medium 10-25kg 1 1/4 - 1 3/4
Large 25-40kg 1 3/4 - 2 1/4
Extra Large 40-70kg 2 1/4 - 3 1/4

All of our wet recipes are hypoallergenic. This means we carefully select our ingredients to ensure that our recipes are of the best quality for your four legged friend. We use simple, quality ingredients with no junk or nasties. This means delicious and nutritious recipes that are kind and gentle to your dogs tummy.

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Dry Food

Dog Weight Grams Per Day
3-5kg 65-105
5-10kg 105-175
10-20kg 175-295
20-30kg 295-400
30-40kg 400-495
40-50kg 495-585
50-60kg 585-670

Dog Weight Grams Per Day
3-5kg 55-85
5-10kg 85-140
10-20kg 140-240
20-30kg 240-325
30-40kg 325-400
40-50kg 400-550
50-60kg 550-635

Expected Adult Weight Puppy 2-6 Months
(grams per day)
Puppy 6-12 Months
(grams per day)
3-5kg 45-125 65-125
5-10kg 75-230 105-230
10-20kg 135-380 175-380
20-30kg 245-485 295-485
30-40kg 340-580 400-580
40-50kg 455-725 495-725
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Our treats can be enjoyed from 2 months + making them perfect for dogs or puppies. Our dental sticks are suitable for dogs aged 1 year+.

Treats are for special occasions, and should only play a small part in your dog’s balanced diet.

Even if they use their most convincing ‘puppy eyes’ to try to persuade you otherwise. For small dogs or puppies over 2 months old, we recommend breaking the treat in half for the perfect bite.

Make sure fresh drinking water is always available.

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Tailoring how much to feed your dog

Feeding your dog is a bit of a science, and although there's a wide range of nutritionally-balanced dog foods available with a rough guide as to how much you should feed, you'll have to tailor the amounts to your own dog's individual needs. You know your own dog better than anyone else, so you're the perfect person to make a judgement on what is too much or too little. Breed, size, age, lifestyle & health can all make a difference:

Smaller breeds have a faster metabolism, which means they burn energy at a much higher rate. Depending on their body condition and activity levels some may need twice as many calories every day as larger breeds

Generally speaking, puppies need more food than adult dogs to support their overall health & development during the early months of their lives

Larger breeds may have slower metabolisms, but they definitely have larger appetites! Be careful not to give in to those 'puppy' eyes too often as you could be unknowingly over-feeding your canine companion

If your dog is particularly active or is a working dog, you may want to consider feeding a little more than recommended to make sure they have enough energy to keep up

If your four-legged friend is expecting a litter of puppies you may want to feed a little more to ensure that she, along with her pups are getting all the nutrients they need

Less active dogs don't burn as many calories, so you may want to consider feeding a little less than recommended to avoid any unwanted weight gain.

Once your dog is settled on to a food, keep an eye on his weight as this is the easiest way of telling whether or not the feeding amounts are correct. Compare your dog's body shape to the dogs pictured below. Your dog is at his ideal weight when you can feel, but not easily see, the last two or three ribs and when there is an easily identifiable waist line when looking down from above.

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Find My Food

We know that every dog is different, and so we've created a quick and easy questionnaire to help make it easier than ever to find the perfect food for your four-legged friend.


1 Tray of wet, 1 Cup of dry

per day


2 Trays of wet

per day


3 Cups of dry

per day

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What is the name of your dog?

What name is your dog?

What breed is Rufus?

What breed is your dog?

What age is Rufus?

When is their birthday?

What age is your dog?

How much does Rufus weigh?

Current weight


Max 70kg

How much does your dog weigh? How much does your dog weigh?

What is Rufus's feeding preference?

Feed preference Wet
Feed preference Dry
Feed preference Mix
Feed preference Topper

Does Rufus have any favourite flavours?

If you don't select any, we'll assume they love all flavours.

Does your dog have any favourite flavours?

How active is Rufus?

How active is your dog?
is and likes all recipes. weighs kg and is active.

What we recommend for daily.

Wet Food

Daily (approx 2 trays)

  • 6 trays = X weeks
  • 12 trays = X weeks
  • 18 trays = X weeks
  • 24 trays = X weeks
  • 36 trays = X weeks
  • 48 trays = X weeks
Feed preference Wet


Dry Food


  • 2kg bag = X weeks
  • 6kg bag = X weeks
  • 12kg bag = X weeks
  • 18kg bag = X weeks
  • 20kg bag = X weeks
Feed preference Dry

More than one dog in your household? Take a screenshot of your results and click start over to get a new recommendation.

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Unfortunately we aren't able to make a recommendations around this type of product, please take a look at our full complementary range instead.
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Unfortunately we aren't able to make a recommendations for puppies at the moment due to their changing weight and needs. Please contact our friendly customer service team for a tailored recommendation.

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If you'd prefer to speak to someone, please contact us using the link below where a member of our friendly UK-based customer service team will be happy to help.

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