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How much food should a Bernese Mountain dog eat?

Feeding your Bernese Mountain dog the right amount of food is important for his growth and development. His dietary needs will change throughout his lifetime. It will depend on his age, size, health, and activity level. Your Bernese Mountain dog’s food intake will increase as he grows as his body needs more nutrients to maintain his optimal development. From 8 to 10 weeks, you can give him 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups of food 3 times a day. When he reaches 6 months, you can reduce his mealtimes to 2 times a day with a total daily consumption of 3 to 6 cups of high-quality food.

When choosing the right food for your Bernese Mountain dog, seek advice from his breeder. Breeders already know the specific diet that will meet your dog’s nutritional needs. You can also consult your vet regarding his diet especially when you feel that he’s not getting adequate nutrition from his current diet. In the end, you decide what to feed your dog. It can be raw food, home-cooked meals, or commercially available dog food. It has to be high-quality food with low protein level and moderate fat content to promote optimum development.

Always give your Bernese Mountain dog a well-balanced diet to help him stay fit and healthy.

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Written by Susan Sullinger

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