We know that feeding advice can sometimes be confusing, so we’ve put together some extra help and info below. If you still have questions after reading, don’t worry, just complete our nutritional enquiry form or give us a call on 0844 800 3347, we’d be happy to help.

Introducing a new Vitalin product

When feeding your dog Vitalin for the first time or when switching from one Vitalin product to another, it’s important that the change is made gradually to prevent any digestive upsets. We recommend that this is done over 5-10 days, where you slowly decrease the amount of old food and increase the amount of new food in the dog’s daily serving. The diagram below gives some more information on our suggested daily amounts.

Daily feeding guides

  • Quick note, feeding tables refer to the ideal weight for your dog’s breed. This is especially important when feeding one of our products as part of a weight loss plan.
  • Make sure that you get a precise weight for your dog and weigh out the exact amount of food as showm in the guidelines on pack.
  • Remember, you’ll need to adjust the feeding amounts if you’re feeding your dog any extra foods such as treats.
  • Your dog should finish their meal in around 5-10 minutes. After this time, remove the bowl and always give them fresh food at the next meal. If there’s any food left you’ll need to reduce the amount, this is a sign that you are feeding too much.

Vitalin Puppy

Size Age (months) Weight (kg)  Daily Amount (g)
Toy & Small 1-3
3-6
6-9*
2-4
4-6
6+
100-170
170-210
210+
Medium 1-3
3-6
6-9
9-12*
4-7
7-11
11-16
16+
200-295
295-440
440-505
505+
Large 1-3
3-6
6-9
9-12*

9-16
16-23
23+

380-575
575-775
775+
Giant 1-3
3-6
6-9*
11-22
22-34
34+
465-790
790-1145
1145+

*change to Vitalin Adult.

NOTE: This table is only intended as a guide and exact feeding amounts should be varied according to your puppy’s breed, sex, condition and activity levels.
  • Puppies should be fed 3-4 times per day.
  • When introducing Vitalin into your puppy’s diet we advise that this is done gradually over a period of 5-10 days until it replaces all other food.
  • Don’t forget, fresh drinking water should always be available.

Vitalin Adult

Size Weight (kg)  Daily Amount (g)
Toy & Small 2-5
5-7
7-10
50-100
100-120
120-170
Medium 10-15
15-20
20-25
170-230
230-280
280-330
Large 25-35
35-45
330-430
430-520
Giant 45+ 520+
NOTE: This table is intended as a guide only and exact feeding amounts should be varied according to your dog’s age, sex, breed, condition and activity levels.
  • Feeding amounts should be based on the ideal adult body weight for your dog.
  • Adult dogs should be fed twice per day.
  • When introducing Vitalin into your dog’s diet we advise that this is done gradually over a period of 5-10 days until it replaces all other food.
  • Fresh drinking water should always be available.

Vitalin Adult Lamb & Rice

Size Weight (kg)  Daily Amount (g)
Toy & Small 2-5
5-7
7-10
45-95
95-115
115-165
Medium 10-15
15-20
20-25
165-225
225-275
275-325
Large 25-35
35-45
325-425
425-515
Giant 45+ 515+
NOTE: This table is intended as a guide only and exact feeding amounts should be varied according to your dog’s age, sex, breed, condition and activity levels.
  • Feeding amounts should be based on the ideal adult body weight for your dog.
  • Adult dogs should be fed twice per day.
  • When introducing Vitalin into your dog’s diet we advise that this is done gradually over a period of 5-10 days until it replaces all other food.
  • Fresh drinking water should always be available.

Vitalin Senior/Lite

Size Weight (kg)  Daily Amount (g)
Toy & Small 2-5
5-7
7-10
40-60
60-120
120-170
Medium 10-15
15-20
20-25
170-200
200-260
260-300
Large 25-35
35-45
300-360
360-480
Giant 45+ 480+
NOTE: This table is intended as a guide only and exact feeding amounts should be varied according to your dog’s age, sex, breed, condition and activity levels.
  • Feeding amounts should be based on the ideal adult body weight for your dog.
  • Adult dogs should be fed twice per day.
  • When introducing Vitalin into your dog’s diet we advise that this is done gradually over a period of 5-10 days until it replaces all other food.
  • Fresh drinking water should always be available.

Your dog’s body condition

In order to help ensure that your dog maintains a healthy weight, the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has developed a reference guide to body condition scoring. You should assess your dog’s body condition on a monthly basis and then adjust feeding amounts if necessary. Please keep in mind that if dogs are naturally lean or are long haired, this guide will not translate as easily.

Top tips

  • When introducing Vitalin into your dog’s diet we advise that this is done gradually.
  • Vitalin can be fed dry, or moistened to a consistency that your dog prefers, using warm water and allowing to cool before feeding.
  • Fresh drinking water should always be available separately.
  • Treating with human foods should be avoided.
  • Feeding your dog from the dinner table is not advisable as this may encourage begging.
  • You should assess your dog’s body condition regularly to help ensure they stay healthy.
  • If you are concerned about your dog’s eating habits or weight then seek advice from your vet.