Each pet food is different and each pet is different. Keep in mind that the amount of food fed depends on your pet’s lifestyle and metabolism — if you compare two identical healthy pets, the more active pet will need more food. In general you should feed your pet three times a day until it is 4 months old, and then reduce it to twice daily.
Many pet owners don’t know how to determine if their pet is overweight. You should be able to feel your pet’s ribs, but also feel a thin fat covering over them. Behind the ribs there should be a waist. If you think your pet is overweight, try cutting back on its food; probably decreasing the amount you feed by 5 to 10 percent.