Dog food feeding instructions must be interpreted with caution. These guidelines are generic and likely to over feed most dogs. Overweight dogs should be fed according to their “ideal” weight rather than their actual weight. Treats are a huge source of “hidden” calories and dogs should not receive more than 10% worth of their daily calories in snacks. Of course, daily exercise and activity play an important role in your dog’s body condition and overall well-being. Ask your veterinarian to do a body condition score on your dog at every visit. If your dog is not at their ideal weight your veterinarian can help create a diet and exercise regimen that can help.