July 23, 2014

How much does an english mastiff dog eat?

Question by Crystal R: How much does an english mastiff eat?
Hi,

Does anyone know how much dog food English mastiff puppies eat a week and when they are full grown? Thanks so much!

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Answer by DE_SADE
I don’t know how much the puppies eat in a week but when one is full grown…it could very well consume one small unattended neighborhood child per day. They are big eaters and they are not picky either. Keep it on a leash at all times or sounds of playing children around your area will be a thing of the past.

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  1. Luv big dogs says:

    I can only answer for my own, currently an 8 month old female. She eats 5-6 cups a day right now. When she was 6 months up until she was about 7.5 months, she ate 7 cups of food a day and was growing 2-3 lbs a week. Now she has slowed to about one lb a week and is eating less.

    The easiest way to know how much to feed the puppy is to see how much the puppy can eat in about 15 minutes. If you puppy is finishing all her food and still seems hungry, it is time to increase the amount of food. If she is leaving food in the bowl, you are feeding too much. Once they hit about 1.5 years old, they will be pretty consistent in the amount of food they eat.

  2. Our puppies would eat about 12 cups per day of premium food three times per day. When they turned 6 months they would eat only twice per day approx. 8 cups.
    They are now adults and their weights range between 170-200 lbs and they eat 6 cups of premium dog food.

  3. First, we feed our puppy a very high quality type of dog food so it "sticks" with her.

    From 8 weeks to 6 months she was gaining 3-5 lbs per week and eating between 5 and 8 cups per day. She normally ate around 5-6, but when she had a little growth spurt she would eat up to 7 or 8.

    Now that she is closer to 1 year, she has slowed down quite a bit and only eats about 4. It completely depends on the day though. If we are outside all day she wants about 5, but if she is sleeping perhaps only 2 that day.

  4. the_better_red says:

    It will depend on the quality of food you feed your pet. Higher quality food will provide appropriate nutrition in a smaller amount; lower quality typically means you will need to feed more for the dog to get appropriate nutrition. I am a big fan of the Wellness brand for my dog and my cat. My adult Am Staff/Shepard/Mastiff mix weighs 70 lbs. and consumes 3 cups per day split into 2 meals (1.5 cups per meal). Most foods will have a feeding guide on the packaging based on the dog's weight. Also talk with your vet because it is a large breed; you need to be careful they don't grow too quickly as it may cause future health problems.

  5. Mastiffs are big powerful beautiful dogs. A puppy ( 6 months or so) would consume about eight cups of dry food a day.On the back of the back of dog food or on a can you will find a guide of feeding.

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