Raw Food Feeding Guide
It must be remembered that, just like humans, dogs have different metabolisms from each other. Some need quite a bit of food to keep up with their energy requirements and others need very little to maintain them in sleek condition. You also need to take into account the age of the dog and whether they have been spayed or neutered. Generally, the older the dog, the less they need. And the same is true of a spayed or neutered dog. There really is no excuse to have a fat dog just because they have been sterilised. As long as you watch their food intake and tweak it as necessary, your dog should remain in hard muscular condition no matter what their age is. With most dog breeds, you want to be able to feel their ribs underneath their skin, you want to see a definite waistline when looking down on them, and you do not want to be able to see (or feel) their spines and hip bones, unless this is a breed-specific trait as with the Saluki, Azawakh, Afghan etc.