A typical serving of an adult Bouvier Des Flandres is 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dog food daily that is divided into two meals to avoid bloating. Don't count too much in online references as they are simply guides. Check with your veterinarian to determine the type of food, the amount and frequency when it comes to feeding your Bouvier.
As a rough guide, a typical calorie needs of adult Bouvier, weighing 70 pounds, per day:
- Senior and less active: up to 1,500 calories daily
- Typical adults: up to 1,670 calories daily
- Physically active/working dogs: up to 1,880 calories daily
One thing to remember in feeding a Bouvier puppy is to choose food that will not hasten its growth, or it may develop skeletal issues. Highly recommended is superior holistic grain-free dog food such as real meat (e.g. lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, or bison). Steer clear from food with cheap fillers, sweeteners and artificial flavours. Another crucial nutritional requirement is taurine for healthy heart, calcium and phosphorus for strong teeth and bones.