A typical serving for an adult Sloughi is 1.5 to 2.5 cups of excellent quality dry dog food per day. However, this is only a rough estimate since factors like age, size, physique, exercise, and metabolism should be considered. Always talk to your trusted vet to know if your dog is within the right size and weight range. Typical calorie needs of adult Sloughis per day:
- Senior and less active: up to 1,080 calories daily
- Typical adults: up to 1,200 calories daily
- Physically active/working dogs: up to 2,020 calories daily
Unlike most dogs, the Sloughi does not do well on a rich or high-protein diet since it was raised for centuries in North Africa on light, modest food. Experts suggest a natural diet composed of fresh meat, vegetables and fruits, cheese, egg yolk, rice, and noodles. If you decide to feed commercial dog food, choose reliable brands with limited ingredients and specially formulated for medium, active breeds. They should contain vegetables, whole chicken, beef or lamb.