How Much Should I Feed My Rottweiler? (Answered)

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So, you want to get a rottweiler (or already have one), but you just don’t know how much you should feed your rottweiler. If you’re asking that question, you’ve come to the right place.

Typically speaking, an adult rottweiler eats about 2000 calories a day, while puppies eat anywhere from 150-2000 calories. To get exact amounts, you will have to consider the age, sex, and weight of your Rottie.

In this article, we will be covering the essentials: how much to feed your puppy and adult rottweiler, what to feed them, dog foods to avoid, and more.

How Much To Feed A Rottweiler Puppy Per Day

Rottweiler puppies are different than adult Rottweilers. While they are typically more active than adults, they are much smaller, so they will typically need less food.

You will want to feed your male Rottie puppy anywhere from 200–2000 calories per day and your female 150–2030 calories per day. To get exact amounts, you will have to see how old your Rottweiler is.

Here’s a table to help you understand how much food your Rottweiler puppy will need. Puppies less than 1-month-old typically aren’t fully weaned, so you won’t have to worry too much about feeding them at this age.

Males

Age:Calories:
1 monthApprox: 200-300
2 monthsApprox: 400-500
3 monthsApprox: 1,000
4 monthsApprox: 1,150-1,240
5 monthsApprox: 1,230-1,350
6 monthsApprox: 1,400-1,500
7 monthsApprox: 1,340-1,450
8 monthsApprox: 1,480-1520
9 monthsApprox: 1580-1770
10 monthsApprox: 1640-1840
11 monthsApprox: 1640-1900
12 monthsApprox: 1640-2000

Females

Age:Calories:
1 monthapprox: 150-250
2 monthsapprox: 350-430
3 monthsapprox: 760-850
4 monthsapprox: 920-1030
5 monthsapprox: 1080-1180
6 monthsapprox: 1230-1330
7 monthsapprox: 1340-1450
8 monthsapprox: 1380-1520
9 monthsapprox: 1580-1780
10 monthsapprox: 1650-1840
11 monthsapprox: 1650-1900
12 monthsapprox: 1650-2030

Please note that this also includes treats, so the calories that are actually food are slightly less than the estimated amount.

How Much To Feed An Adult Rottweiler Per Day

Typically speaking, adults need 1,600–2,000 calories per day. Do note, however, that it depends on if the dog is pregnant or nursing, if they have been spayed or neutered, and how active your dog is.

Contact your local veterinarian for further advice on how much to feed an adult rottweiler.

Best Types of Dog Food For Puppies

Getting high-quality dog food that meets your dog’s health needs is essential for your dog to live a long, happy life.

Puppies that are around 8 weeks old should be switched to real food, as that is when they are fully weaned.

Some experts recommend kibble, while others recommend a fully raw diet. There are pros and cons to both, so make sure you know which option is best for you and your rottweiler.

Remember that your puppy gets the essential nutrients like calcium, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. If your puppy isn’t getting enough nutrients, you may need to either change your pup’s food and/or add supplements to their diet.

Best Types of Dog Food For Adults

Like rottweiler puppies, adults will also need to have high-quality dog food that meets their health needs.

Adults will require more nutrients than puppies, especially nutrients like protein and healthy fats. I recommend checking out this article on the AKC about choosing the best dog food.

Best Types of Dog Food For Seniors

At this age, it is most important that your rottweiler gets top-notch care and high-quality dog food.

Because seniors typically have joint problems, make sure your dog has a kibble that contains enough glucosamine which can help this problem.

Seniors may also deal with weight issues, so make sure he has a well-balanced diet and that he doesn’t eat too much. While your dog must eat enough, you don’t want to overfeed him either!

Types of Dog Foods To Avoid

So, what are some dog foods to avoid? Dog foods that aren’t high in calories, doesn’t contain sufficient nutrients, and/or contain strange-looking ingredients that you don’t know the purpose of should be avoided.

Also, watch out for recalls! Recalls is an alert that a dog food company did something can could be harmful for your dog. If you have a dog food brand that happens to have a recent recall, don’t let your dog eat it.

If you’d like to learn more about what dog foods you should avoid, contact your local veterinarian for further information.

Avoiding Overfeeding & Underfeeding

It’s essential that your Rottweiler gets the right amount of food. Underfeeding can be a serious issue, but overfeeding is also just as dangerous and should not be taken lightly.

Make sure your dog stays in the recommended calorie range. Consider weighing your food to help ensure that your dog is getting the right amount of food.

This is one reason why you might want to portion out the food that your Rottie eats so you know what and how much your dog is eating.

Why Does My Rottweiler Never Get Full?

Sometimes, it may seem like your dog just never gets full. The fact of the matter is, while your dog might be hungry, dogs will often eat until they’re stuffed, and Rotties aren’t an exception!

This is especially true with treats. Treats are a great snack for your dog, but they aren’t essential for your dogs diet, so don’t feel like you have to constantly feed them treats.

Because of this, free-feeding is generally a bad idea. Consider contacting your vet for further advice on this subject.

Switching From Puppy To Adult Dog Food

When your dog is around 2 years old, it’s time to switch from puppy to adult food. So, how do you go about this?

First, you should contact your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can help guide you so that you know exactly what you’re doing.

Make sure that you say if your dog has been spayed or neutered, as you may need to adjust the amount of food they eat, as I stated earlier.

Conclusion

Rottweilers require top-notch care and high-quality dog food just like any other dog. Rotties are truly great dogs and make amazing pets; they just require some care.

So, how much should you feed your rottweiler? Well, it really depends on age, size, gender, and other factors.

I hope you found this article helpful. If you have, let us know in the comment section below.

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