Q. How much should you feed a 16 lb Terrier?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If you are feeding a commercially made diet, there are often feeding instructions on the side of the bag that give a good baseline for how much to feed your dog. Look for the chart that has your dog's weight listed, and begin with that amount. This is usually listed as the total amount to be fed, so can be divided up over 2-3 meals to make eating it all much easier on your dog's digestive tract. If he is quickly gobbling his food or appears to want more, increasing the amount fed from the baseline can help. If he is barely touching his food or appears to be gaining some weight, the amount can then be decreased. For most commercial kibble foods about 1.5 cups daily is appropriate for a 16 pound dog.