Originally Posted by rodrigo
i dont need buff or bulky, ..... just a tone up. he is a little over a year old,
ive always free fed samson because he never overeats but since io started walking him im gonna stick with 2 cups of 30% protein kibble.
thanks for the advice
That is correct. If you want your dog in the best shape, you are looking to find his "true weight."
Beef and bulky will add more stress to a dogs heart, making less winded.
But walking has to be one of the most natural ways to exercise a dog.
Free feeding is best...dogs actually eat up to 25% less than a schedule diet (unless you are under feeding.)
No need to change his diet if he is just walking.
And be careful with too much protein. Too much is hard on the kidneys.
If his urine has a strong ammonia smell, protein is too high.
And if he is just over a year, remember he is not totally mature in the body.
A dog isn't physically mature until around two years.
But long walks are not an issue here.