Different dogs require different nutrition. Adult dogs have a totally different set of nutrients that they need compared to puppies. Typically, the amount of food that you pet needs to take in is estimated by its size and activity level. Overfeeding will leave you with a sickly dog. Same fate awaits an underfed dog. Pet nutrition brands like Royal Canin, Eukanuba and others have special formulas of food for adult dogs of various breeds and health conditions.
There are dogs that are like humans who work to earn their keep and the food that they eat. Working dogs like the Akita, Doberman, and Siberian Husky should be fed depending on what they do everyday. These dogs are born to do certain jobs daily. Unfortunately, when they're taken in as a pet at home these days, they are not usually made to work as they should be. For these dogs, regular dry food would do.
But if they're performing work that's quite high, of course, their energy should be replenished to meet that level of workload. Highly active, working, and sporting dogs can get proper nutrition from special formulas you can get from brands like Advance and Purina Pro Plan. Brands like these even have products for busy show dogs that need to be on a strictly balanced diet to keep their overall health condition and physical appearance at their best all the time.
If there are active performers in the canine world, there are also lap dogs. These pets do no more than just walk leisurely only if their masters tell them so and exert most of their energies in being cute. Since the risk of these pets being overweight is quite high, dog food manufacturers also have products made for them and those who are given to obesity.
Advance dog food brand has complete pet nutrition in dry and canned variations for those who are less active than most and those that are sooner to gain excess weight or obesity. You can simply follow the instructions specified in the product label or ask your pet's veterinarian for suggestions. This goes especially if your pet still continues to gain much weight even after switching foods. The problem may be with your feeding schedule.
The characteristics, conditions and needs of dogs also vary according to their breed. These factors also affect their feeding requirements. Aside from this, they also vary in size. The Royal Canin selection of products is known for specializing in having a formulation for particular breeds and size – mini, large, Pug, Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Poodle, etc. The kibbles do not only have different energy, protein, and other nutritional contents, but also in texture and size to make sure that however big or small the dog is, it will not have any difficulty consuming the food.
Make sure that you take note of the special conditions and requirements your dog may have. With all the formulas the various brands are making now, you'll surely find one that's perfect for your pet.