A typical serving for an adult Smooth Collie is 1.5 to 2.5 cups of excellent quality dry dog food per day. Take note that the amount of food and feeding frequency depend on your dog’s age, physique, size, activity level, and metabolism. Talking to your veterinarian about your dog’s nutritional needs is very important. Typical calorie needs of adult Smooth Collie per day:
- Senior and less active: up to 1,250 calories daily
- Typical adults: up to 1,410 calories daily
- Physically active/working dogs: up to 2,350 calories daily
Provide the Smooth Collie with a diet rich in protein from beef, lamb, chicken, and fish, and pair it with complex carbohydrates like sweet potato, oats and rice. Its food intake needs to be boosted during days of heavy work. That being said, owners must avoid giving it heavy meals right before or after an exhausting physical activity. Measure its food and avoid free-feeding because overfeeding can be as problematic as underfeeding.