Feeding Your Dog

Can I change my feed to Symply straight away?

We recommend changing to Symply over a week, although many of our breeders report no problems when switching straight over from one food to Symply.

At what age should I change from puppy food to adult food?

We recommend changing over at approximately 12 months for most dogs or up to 18 months for large breed dogs. Our puppy foods are formulated to fulfil all the extra nutritional needs your dog requires during its growing phase so we recommend staying on our puppy food until he has finished all his growing.

How many times a day should I feed my adult dog?

Our recommendation is to feed twice a day where possible, although it can be reduced to once a day.

How many times a day should I feed my puppy?

We recommend between 6 - 8 weeks to feed 3 or 4 times a day. After 8 weeks you can reduce this to twice a day.

Can I moisten Symply pet food?

We recommend that you feed it dry with plenty of fresh water available in a bowl close by. However you can add a little water which can help enhance the flavours for the fussiest of eaters or to help those with dental problems.

Can I feed table scraps to my dog?

We don’t recommend it as these can lead to obesity and can upset your pet’s stomach. A dog’s digestive system is very different to ours and foods that we can easily digest could be potentially dangerous to a dog. Chocolate, for example, can be dangerous as it contains theobromine which is poisonous and can be fatal when consumed by dogs. In particular, dogs have problems with the following foods: onions, garlic, grapes, raisins, dough, corn on the cob, cooked chicken bones, mushrooms, chocolate, beetroot and spinach.

My dog/cat has eaten something he shouldn’t have

We advise immediately phoning your local veterinarian for advice.

Feeding tips

  • Keep fresh drinking water available at all times
  • Keep water bowls clean
  • Store food in dry and cool conditions, sealing the bag up to keep fresh
  • Feed your pet at the same time (s) every day
  • Try avoiding feeding your dog before travelling in the car as this can contribute towards car sickness