Feeding Your Beagle
I recommend that you feed your Beagle in their crate. Serve your Beagle their food in a stainless steel bowl and only allow them 15 minutes to finish their food. This will help to prevent a picky eater.
Your Beagle is an individual and you will need to adjust how much you feed them based on their individual needs. They should have an hourglass figure when viewed from above and you want to be able to feel some of their ribs. You don’t want to be able to feel their hip bones.
Younger, more active Beagles, larger Beagles, and intact male Beagles tend to need more food than older Beagles, smaller Beagles, female Beagles, and spayed/neutered Beagles. Example Range: A 13 inch variety Beagle may only need ½ cup of food total per day, while a 15 inch variety Beagle may need up to 2 cups of food total per day.
The brand and type of food that you feed your Beagle will also affect how much food they need to maintain a healthy weight. You should feed your Beagle a food that works for them and you. What matters, is that your Beagle is healthy & happy on the food that they are eating, and that you are happy with the food.
If you wish to switch foods, do so slowly over the course of 3 to 7 days. Mix a small amount of the new food with the food that your Beagle is currently eating. Slowly increase the amount of the new food and decrease the amount of the previous food until your Beagle is eating only the new food. When switching foods, you should allow 30 to 60 days to see results (if the brand is making any particular claims).
Beagle Feeding Chart
All life stages Diet
Purina Pro Plan Sport 30/20 (Chicken)
9 to 16 weeks old
4 to 6 months old
6 to 12 months old
1 to 7 years old
7+ years old
Amount per Feeding
Feedings per Day