How Much Should a Red Heeler Eat?

A red heeler should eat 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food per day, divided into two meals.
However, the exact amount of food a red heeler needs will vary according to its size, age, activity level, and other factors. In addition, the more nutrient-dense the food you choose, the less it is likely to need.

It’s easy to keep an eye on your red heeler’s weight with two simple tests.

  • First, look down at it from above – if its waist is visible, that’s a good sign as it’s not overweight.
  • Then gently hold its back, with your thumbs on the spine and fingers touching its ribs. The ribs shouldn’t be visible but should be easy to feel with very light pressure.