It is important to keep your beagle at a good healthy weight. In New
Zealand most beagles would be expected to weight between 10 and 15kg
depending on height/size but this may vary around the world especially
in America where the breed is divided into two heights. An adult beagle
should have a clearly defined waist (ie out at the rib and tail area
but in at the loin) the ribs should be easily felt and perhaps, just
We would recommend
feeding a quality biscuit or dog roll but there are now many schools
of thought on what you should feed. Please feed a diet that supplies
the nutrients that your dog needs, especially so for growing puppies.
If your dog is overweight
there are several things you can do to help it reduce weight including
- switching to a lower calorie food, feeding less (bulking out the meals
with vegetables and rice can help give the appearance of a "larger meal"),
take it out for more exercise, cut out titbit feeding, and so on. If
you must feed titbits a solution is to put the food for the day out
on a plate and use that for meals and titbit feeding.
If you like to
feed bones to your dogs remember they only need them occasionally, use
the right type of bone and Do Not feed cooked bones, or chicken bones
to your puppy or adult dog.