How Much To Feed a Goldendoodle Puppy

How Much Should A Goldendoodle Puppy Eat? 

So you just brought home a new Goldendoodle puppy — or you’re making plans to buy or adopt one — and you’re excited to have a new addition to the family, but also feeling a little intimidated with everything you need to do to care for the pup. One of the first things you’re likely wondering is how much to feed a Goldendoodle puppy (or mini Goldendoodle).

How Much To Feed a Goldendoodle Puppy
How Much To Feed a Goldendoodle Puppy

Goldendoodle Puppy Feeding Chart By Age

Your puppy’s food needs will change rapidly during its first couple of months. The following chart should help you gauge approximately how much and how often to feed your puppy.

Puppy’s Age Feeding Frequency Volume of Feed (regular Goldendoodle) Volume of Feed (Mini Goldendoodle)
8-12 weeks 3-4 times a day up to 2/3 cups total per day up to 1/3 cups total per day
4-5 months 3 times a day 1-1/2 to 3 cups total per day 2/3 to 1 cups total per day
6-12 months 2 times a day 3-4 cups total per day 1 to 1-1/2 cups total per day
12mo+ (adult) 2 times a day 4-5 cups total per day 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 cups total per day

 

How Do I Know If I’m Feeding My Goldendoodle Puppy Enough?

If your puppy seems hungry and aggressive all the time, this may be an indication that it’s not getting enough food, but don’t go off of that one indicator alone. Feel around its ribs – you should be able to feel the ribs but not see them individually when simply looking at them. If you can see the puppy’s ribs, that’s a strong indication that it is not eating enough food or getting sufficient nutrition.

Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.