Pet food bowls come in many shapes and sizes so it is difficult to monitor exactly how much food your pet is getting. A more effective way to control your pets daily rations is to measure the food with a measuring cup to ensure that your pet is not overeating. Check the feeding guidelines on your pet food bag to give you a rough idea of how much your pet should be eating daily. Usually the lowest end of the recommended range is the best place to start for your pet’s ideal weight. Regular weight checks are a great way to keep tabs on your progress and get them back to a healthy weight.