How to Feed a Neapolitan Mastiff

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Owners of a Neapolitan Mastiff have many things to learn about the breed, including specific veterinary care needed, common health issues and dietary needs, and feeding recommendations. Originally bred to fight in the Roman Coliseum, the Neapolitan Mastiff is a direct descendant of the Italian Mastiff. The average Neapolitan Mastiff, when full grown, can weigh anywhere between 140 and 170 pounds. Due to the extreme size of this breed, many people want to know how to feed a Neapolitan Mastiff correctly.

Feed your Neapolitan Mastiff puppy three cups of food in the morning.

Feed your Neapolitan Mastiff puppy three cups of food in the afternoon.

Feed your Neapolitan Mastiff puppy two cups in the evening.

Feed your adult Neapolitan Mastiff four cups in the morning.

Feed your adult Neapolitan Mastiff three cups in the afternoon.

Feed your adult Neapolitan Mastiff two to three cups in the evening.

Tips & Warnings

  • Feeding your Neapolitan Mastiff quality dog food low in protein is best, as protein can lead to kidney failure in the breed. Also, feeding your Neapolitan Mastiff quality food with little to no calcium is best, as it reduces chances of joint issues with the dog.
  • Your Neapolitan Mastiff will continue to grow until approximately the age of three.
  • Even though you are feeding your Neapolitan Mastiff close to 10 cups of food per day, do not exercise the dog excessively. Excessive exercise can lead to hip dysplasia and other injuries in the dog due to the excessive size of the breed.
  • Neapolitan Mastiffs are prone to bloat, which is a potentially fatal condition. To prevent bloat in your Neapolitan Mastiff, make sure to feed him several times throughout the day and discourage him from eating too quickly.

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