Every dog and his lifestyle is different. But similar sizes and types of dogs have an appropriate limit and choice of food.
Many dog owners don’t know the amount of food or appropriate food for their dogs. Feeding your Cavapoo in an inappropriate amount might affect your dog’s health.
So, you might be confused about how much a Cavapoo should eat. Moreover, you might not know about the food chart of the Cavapoo. If you want your Cavapoo’s good health and growth, you must take care from an early age of the dog.
How much should a Cavapoo eat?
How much a Cavapoo eats depends on the age and weight of the dog. Generally, from born to 5 months, a Cavapoo eats ½ cup to 3 cups daily. After five months, the number of food increases. Once the Cavapoo is grown up after one year, you can give up to 11 cups of food according to the weight.
Generally, you can’t tell randomly how much a Cavapoo should eat. Because the amount of food depends on many things. First, gender is important. The male Cavapoo will require more food compared to the female one.
Moreover, age is an important factor. You can’t feed much food like an adult to a puppy Cavapoo. Besides, when the Cavapoo puppy is in its growing stage, you have to increase the amount of food every month.
The amount of food also depends on how many times you feed the Cavapoo. The more frequently you feed the dog, the more food he will consume.
The weight of the Cavapoo is another essential parameter in determining the amount of food. If a dog has more weight, he will require more food. With the increasing age, a healthy dog will also grow weight. So, he will need more food.
A Cavapoo’s feeding generally starts with a half cup of food per day. After a month, the food amount increases, and it can be up to 3 cups after 6 months.
But a grown-up Cavapoo will need from 2 cups to 10 cups of food according to his weight. So, the food chart of a Cavapoo depends on various factors.
2 to 3 week old Cavapoo:
A 2 to 3 week old Cavapoo is just like a newborn puppy. So, mother’s milk will be the puppy’s most beneficial and nutritious food. Sometimes, only the mother’s milk is not enough for some puppies.
So, you can provide puppies’ formula to the Cavapoo puppy. You must not give the puppy hard food to eat. If you want to feed other food to a 3 week old Cavapoo, you can blend the food or mix water to make the food edible for the puppy.
4 to 5 week old Cavapoo:
After one month, when the Cavapoo is 4 to 5 weeks old, he will need more food than a newborn puppy. Generally, you can start feeding the Cavapoo puppy food at this stage. But you have to make sure the food is not hard.
You can mix the food with water or blend it so that the puppy can eat and digest the food. You can start by giving half a cup of puppy food. Moreover, the puppy will still take its mother’s milk at this age.
6 to 7 week old Cavapoo:
When the Cavapoo puppy is 6 to 7 weeks old, he will start to take food with less amount of water. The food amount can be from 1/2 cup of food per day according to the puppy’s weight.
But the puppy is still young; you should not feed him any food that can cause stomach problems.
8 to 9 week old Cavapoo:
At the age of 8 to 9 weeks of the Cavapoo, you can introduce him to the puppy food. You can provide ½ or ¾ cups of food per day. But you must not give the food at once. You can divide the meal four times. That means you can feed the puppy four times a day in a total of ¾ cup of food.
10 to 11 week old Cavapoo:
At 10 to 11 weeks, the Cavapoo should eat a similar type of food. But you can increase the amount of food a little bit. For example, you can give ¾ cup to 1 cup of puppy food daily. But you must divide the food four times.
3 month old Cavapoo:
Once the Cavapoo puppy is 3 months old, he needs to reduce the frequent eating. But the amount of the food can be the same. For example, you can provide the Cavapoo with ¾ cup to 1 cup of puppy food daily.
4 month old Cavapoo:
A 4 month old Cavapoo is neither an adult dog nor a puppy. So, at this age, the Cavapoo can eat puppy food regularly. You can give the Cavapoo 1 to 1 ½ cups of puppy food daily. But you have to divide the food into three meals.
5 month old Cavapoo:
A 5 month old Cavapoo needs a bit more food than the 4 month old one. Because every month, the Cavapoo puppy grows in weight. The more the dog weighs, the more food he will need. So, the Cavapoo should eat 1 ½ cup to 2 cups of food per day.
6 month old Cavapoo:
A 6 month old Cavapoo is grown enough to eat puppy food regularly. Moreover, you can try to give him some human foods also. But the amount should be limited. For example, you can give the 6 month old Cavapoo 1 ½ to 2 ½ cups of food according to his weight.
Cavapoos might have different weights, so the amount of food will also differ. But don’t overfeed the Cavapoo puppy. It can cause a problem in the digestive system.
7 month old Cavapoo:
A 7 month old Cavapoo can eat 1 ½ to 2 ½ cups of food according to his weight. Even some Cavapoo might require more than this amount. Because the food amount is fixed according to the weight of the Cavapoo.
But don’t overfeed the Cavapoo puppy. Because a 7 month old Cavapoo puppy is not fully grown-up yet. So, you have to provide the right amount of food.
8 month old Cavapoo:
You can give an 8 month old Cavapoo 1 ½ to 3 cups of food according to the weight. But you have to divide the food into 2 to 3 meals. Don’t provide the total food at once. Moreover, you can give some human foods that are safe for the Cavapoo.
Besides, you can also give some treats that are safe for the Cavapoo puppy.
9 month old Cavapoo:
A 9 month old Cavapoo requires more food than 6 to 8 month old puppies. Generally, a 9 month old Cavapoo is at the start of growing up. So, the food amount will be like grown-up puppies.
But you have to consider the weight of the Cavapoo. You can provide 2 to 3 cups of food per day divided into two meals.
10 month old Cavapoo:
A 10 month old Cavapoo requires meals like a grown-up Cavapoo. For example, a 10 month old Cavapoo can eat from 2 cups to 4 cups of food per day. But the amount should be according to the weight.
Cavapoo feeding chart:
|Age||Expected dog Weight (pounds)||Recommended amount of food per day (cups)||Daily calorie intake||Feeding frequency|
|2 week||2||0.5||140 kcal||4 times a day|
|3 week||2.5||0.5||226 kcal||4 times a day|
|4 week||2.7||0.5||240 kcal||4 times a day|
|5 week||2.9||0.5||275 kcal||4 times a day|
|6 week||3||0.75||310 kcal||4 times a day|
|7 week||3.5||0.75||325 kcal||4 times a day|
|8 week or 2 month||3.7||0.75||375 kcal||3-4 times a day|
|9 week||5||1||392 kcal||3-4 times a day|
|10 week||5.5||1.1||261 kcal||3-4 times a day|
|11 week||5.9||1.1||275 kcal||3-4 times a day|
|12 week or 3 month||6||1.2||425 kcal||3-4 times a day|
|4 month||7||1.2||526 kcal||3 times a day|
|5 month||8||1.3||3 times a day|
|6 month||10||1.4||649 kcal||2 times a day|
|7 month||11||1.4||679 kcal||2 times a day|
|8 month||12.6||1.5||710 kcal||2 times a day|
|9 month||13.8||1.5||750 kcal||2 times a day|
|10 month||14.2||2||800 kcal||2 times a day|
Are you overfeeding your Cavapoo or not feeding enough?
While feeding your Cavapoo, you must know about the appropriate amount of food. Because food is the essential thing for the growing and well-being of your Cavapoo. If you feed the Cavapoo randomly, it might affect the Cavapoo’s health.
Overfeeding can cause obesity and other health issues in the Cavapoos. Moreover, it can result in long-term health issues. On the other hand, if you don’t feed the Cavapoo enough, he might not grow well.
Moreover, the Cavapoo will not get enough calories and nutrition from the food. So, the amount of food is pretty essential to measure. For measuring the right food amount, you have to consider the age and weight of the Cavapoo.
Generally, a Cavapoo can eat from ½ cup to 6 cups of food according to age and weight. So, first, know about the age, weight, and other conditions to determine the food amount, then provide the food accordingly.
How frequently to feed your Cavapoo?
How frequently to feed your Cavapoo depends on the age and amount of food. The more the Cavapoo ages, the less frequently he requires food.
For example, if you feed a 4 month old Cavapoo, you have to provide food three to four times. The total amount of food has to be divided three to four times. But if the Cavapoo is 9 to 10 months old, you can provide the food twice a day.
Recommended feeding time:
The feeding time of the Cavapoo depends on the frequency of feeding food. For example, if you give your Cavapoo food three times a day, you can provide the food every 8 hours.
But if you are feeding the Cavapoo two times a day, you can give food early in the morning and evening. You must keep the time gap between meals.
How much a Cavapoo eat depends on its age, weight, and health condition of the Cavapoo. Generally, a Cavapoo can eat from ½ cup to 11 cups of food per day according to age and weight. Moreover, the food must be divided two to three times daily on the interval of 8 hours.