Having a medium sized dog can be difficult sometimes – you’re often overlooked. It’s easy to find dog food for small dogs and there’s plenty of large breed dog food available too. But what do you get if your dog is in between? Luckily, many brands produce dog food specially for medium sized breeds. For all the owners of Bulldogs, Collies, Dalmatians or Poodles – we look at the best dog food for medium sized dogs!
What is a Medium Sized Dog?
Sometimes it’s difficult to fit your dog into a size category and there can be a fine line between a small and medium dog. Dogs are usually classed as medium sized when they are between 10 and 25 kilograms. Medium size is such a broad category and dogs come in all sorts of shapes and have different requirements so it’s important to take into account the type of dog you have, not just their size. For example, the energy requirements between a bulldog and a whippet are going to be completely different due to the lifestyles they lead and the amount of exercise they do.
Medium sized dogs are also the most common type of working dog and their specific requirements are covered in our guide to working dog food. Remember to always tailor the amount of food you provide to the activity levels of your dog. The feeding requirements on the bags of dog food are often one-size-fits-all but if you feed a companion dog the portions of an active dog then you’re likely to end up with an overweight or obese dog.
How Much Should I Feed My Medium Sized Dog?
Medium breeds can be difficult to feed because they cover a large range of types of dog. It’s also common to see different definitions of which breeds are classed as medium sized rather than small or large. As always, it’s best to consult with your vet to get a diet plan that’s perfectly suited to the size and lifestyle of your dog. As a general rule, we recommend feeding 180 – 305 grams per day to a medium sized dog between 10 and 20 kilograms.
What Should I Feed Medium Sized Puppies?
If you’re looking for puppy food, we recommend checking out our guide to the best dog food for puppies. In terms of puppy food that is specially designed for younger medium sized breeds, we recommend Royal Canin Medium Junior Dog Food which is a complete and balanced food for medium-size puppies (10 to 25kg). A 4kg bag is available for £22.49 in our online store and this should keep your puppy happy and full for a long time!
What is the Best Dog Food for Medium Sized Dogs?
For a medium sized breed we recommend the following dog foods:
- Eukanuba Dog Food for Medium Sized Dogs
- Dr Green Chicken and Rice Dog Food
- Royal Canin Medium Adult Dog Food
- Pro Plan Medium Sized Dog Food
Continue reading for our full reviews of the benefits of all these medium sized dog foods.
Eukanuba have a special recipe designed for medium sized adult dogs. It contains the best balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates to keep your dog looking as healthy on the outside as they are on the inside. Fresh, high-quality ingredients provide a great, natural taste and ensure that your dog has the right amount of nutrients and energy to keep them going. A 3kg bag of this dog food is available in our online store for just £16.49 and is bound to be just what your medium sized dog needs!
Dr Green Chicken and Rice is our own brand of dog food which is perfect for more active medium sized dogs. The Dr. Green Chicken and Rice Working Dog food is a complete maintenance food for adult dogs with moderate energy requirements. It is still suitable for medium sized dogs who are less active, but make sure to lower the portion size accordingly to suit your dogs needs. It comes in a manageable kibble size that is suitable for all dogs and the great taste will have your dog licking his lips in eager anticipation. It’s fantastic value online with a huge 15kg bag for just £10.99!
Royal Canin Medium Adult Dog Food
Royal Canin Medium Adult Dog Food is a complete and balanced food for medium-size adult dogs between 10 and 25kg. This recipe contains optimum calorie programme to maintain your dog’s ideal weight. Helps promote optimal digestibility thanks to an exclusive formula including very high quality proteins and a balanced supply of dietary fibre. This high protein mix satisfies the appetite of medium breed dogs thanks to carefully selected flavourings. A 4kg bag of this Royal Canin dog food will keep your medium dog happy for just £21.99.
Pro Plan Medium Sized Dog Food
Pro Plan Optihealth for Medium Adult dogs is made with delicious top quality chicken. Optihealth is developed by vets and nutritionists to provide advanced nutrition to meet the needs of your dog’s overall health and vitality during its adult life. Packed full of vital vitamins and minerals Optihealth will keep your dog’s coat looking gorgeously shiny and his teeth and gums in tip top condition as well as maintaining a healthy heart. It’s a perfect nutritious recipe to keep your medium sized dog in good shape inside and out! It comes in a large 14kg bag which will be sure to last your dog for a long time and is now reduced to just £42.00 in our online store!
We hope this guide has been useful to help you pick the best dog food for medium sized dogs. Remember to tailor the type and amount of food given based on the breed and individual activity levels of your dog. Feel free to contact us via email or call on 01492 542662 for advice on which food is best for your breed of dog – we’ll be happy to help!