Feeding tips

Dogs’ nutritional needs change throughout their lives.

Here's a guide to help you keep your dog in tip-top condition,
throughout each life stage.

Feeding your puppy

Puppy power

It takes buckets of energy to grow, learn and play. This means puppies have different nutritional requirements to adult dogs.

Puppies have tiny tummies, so to keep them topped up with the energy and nutrients they require it is essential to feed them ‘little and often’. Small dogs reach maturity at nine to 12 months of age, so they need a diet specifically formulated for them until this point.

If you are unsure, please check the feeding guide found on all our products. Treats are great for teaching good behaviour. For the rest of the time though, the best thing for your new addition is to feed a quality, complete and balanced diet, specifically prepared for his or her age.

Feeding your adult

Reaching adulthood

As your dog reaches maturity, it's a good time to settle them into a regular feeding routine.

As your dog reaches maturity, it's a good time to settle them into a regular feeding routine that can remain pretty much unchanged until they reach their senior years.

The Cesar range includes healthy and tasty recipes, offering a complete, balanced diet for your dog – from puppyhood right through to old age.

Feeding your senior

Senior years

Your dog becomes a senior when he or she reaches the age of about seven.

As your pet enters this new life stage, physical changes start to happen that are sometimes difficult to notice. During dogs’ senior years, their digestive function slows down a little, and their senses become less sharp.

It’s really important to ensure their diet reflects this need by being highly digestible and really tasty.

Feeding tips

  • 1

    Feed your adult dog twice a day if possible

  • 2

    While it's lovely to share meal times, remember human food isn't designed for dogs

  • 3

    Serve meals at room temperature so your little dog gets the best mix of aroma and taste

  • 4

    Mix it up. Provide both wet and dry foods for variety and to maintain strong teeth

  • 5

    Keep mealtimes quiet and uninterrupted without children present

  • 6

    If you have more than one dog, make sure each gets the chance to eat comfortably

  • 7

    Avoid strenuous exercise for an hour either side of mealtimes – just like us, indigestion can be horrible for dogs!

  • 8

    Water is an essential nutrient. Make sure your dog has access to plenty of clean, fresh water at all times

Keep them fit and healthy: make sure their diet and eating frequency match their needs, age and lifestyle