A typical food serving for an adult Pyrenean mountain dog is 4 to 6 cups of excellent quality dry dog food per day. Always take into consideration the age, size, build, activity level, and metabolism when feeding the dog. Regardless of the breed, each dog is unique and will therefore have unique nutritional needs.
Here are the typical calorie needs per day of an adult Pyrenean mountain dog weighing 100 pounds:
- Senior and less active: up to 1,960 calories daily
- Typical adults: up to 2,200 calories daily
- Physically active/working dogs: up to 2,450 calories daily
Large dogs have different nutritional needs, so make sure you provide them the right amount of home-prepared or high-quality commercial food according to their size. The top ingredient should be protein in the form of animal meat, such as beef, chicken, fish, or lamb. Also provide it with calcium as it is prone to developing brittle bones. Glucosamine can be given to mitigate hip dysplasia.