Feeding Guide


Guaranteed Analysis (g/kg)

  • Crude Protein = 200 (min)
  • Moisture = 100 (max)
  • Crude Fat = 100 (min)
  • Crude Fibre = 40 (max)
  • Crude Ash = 80 (max)
  • Calcium = 16 (max)
  • Phosphorus= 11 (min)
  • Linoleic Acid = 20 (min)
  • Omega 6:3 ratio= 5–7:1
  • Vitamin E = 40 IU/kg
  • Vitamin C = 30 mg/kg



Adult dogs need to be fed according to their ideal adult weight. Individual needs may vary depending on age and activity level.  

Weight of dog = (Grams/day)

  • < 5kg = 30–100g
  • 5–10kg = 100–170g
  • 10–20kg = 170–280g
  • 20–30kg = 280–380g
  • 30–40kg = 380–470g
  • 40–60kg = 470–715g
  • 60–80kg = 715–790g
  • 80kg + = 790g +

Adult dogs should be fed twice a day. Large breeds (>50 kg adult weight) 3 times a day. Fresh water must be available at all times.


  • Cereals* (min 4% rice)
  • Meat & animal derivatives (min 14% chicken)
  • Derivatives of vegetable origin fats & oils
  • Natural flavouring minerals and vitamins with an approved antioxidant.  
  • Contains natural ingredients and no artificial colourants, so food colour may vary.

*May contain GMO.


When introducing your adult dog to VSN DOG FOOD do so gradually, increasing the amounts over a period of 7 days.

Dogs should be fed twice a day

All dogs should preferably be fed twice a day. One large meal a day will “over fill” their stomach and make them uncomfortable.  They would also be inclined to “wolf” down their food because they had not eaten in 24 hours!

This is of particular importance where large and giant breed dogs are concerned. They need to eat a lot of food in a 24 hour period and one very large meal is extremely heavy sitting in the stomach. If this dog now exercises or even rolls on its back, a stomach torsion can occur that could be fatal, but in any case will almost invariably require expensive emergency surgery.

The difference between puppy, adult and senior dog foods

There is a big difference . Just as with human babies versus adults, puppies have very different needs to adult dogs. And in dogs the difference is that much greater because puppies grow many times faster than human babies. This growth rate is even more pronounced in the “Large” and “Giant” breeds dogs. So all puppies have special needs and the levels of many  nutrients need to be different in Puppy food than Adult food. “Senior” dogs are dogs more than half of their expected lifetime, but mostly taken as dogs from 7 years and older. These dogs require additives in the food to maintain muscle mass, stop them from becoming obese (because their activity levels and metabolism slows down) and ease any joint discomfort that they may have. They also require different levels, and ratios, of the various constituents of “nutrition”.

When dogs “seem” to be fussy eaters

Very few dogs are ‘fussy’ feeders and very few dogs will allow themselves to starve but occasionally a healthy dog will lose its appetite. The owner feeding it too many titbits (or helping itself to the bread, on the bird table) may be the cause of the problem. So by the time its regular mealtime comes around, it is no longer hungry. Children are very good at sharing their snacks with their dog, unfortunately it is not that unusual for children to give dogs vast quantities of unsuitable food such as chocolate resulting in severe problems.

Warming food up to blood heat is a good way of encouraging a dog to eat. If the dog does not want to eat the food put down for it, the food should be cleared away after about half an hour. The same type of food (not the same food) should be put down at the next mealtime. If you pander to the dog by giving it some expensive human food it will soon learn that he can manipulate you into changing his diet to what he wants instead of what he requires. Children want sweets and ice-cream all the time, this does not mean that these are a suitable alternative to their normal diet!

It is worth mentioning that some of the smaller breeds (the toys for example) are very good at manipulating their owners. Fussy eaters are often actually encouraged by the anxiety they cause their owners and the subsequent fuss the owners make of them to encourage them to eat.

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