Beagles eat general dog food, but they're also known for raiding pantries and garbage cans for scraps. The recommended food for beagles depends on the age and fitness of the dog.
Prime beagle food is a high-quality kibble low on fillers. However, beagles like to eat homemade food. A beagle meal should consist 35 to 45 percent of wholesome cooked meat such as white chicken breast, turkey, fish, lamb, turkey or veal. From 25 to 35 percent of the meal should consist of steamed vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, peas, broccoli, carrots, string beans or cauliflower. Starch should come in the form or boiled white or brown rice or pasta. If feeding a beagle homemade food, the meal should include supplements of necessary vitamins and minerals. Beagles cannot eat onions, grapes or raisins, sweet treats, chocolate, dairy products or fat trimmings.
If beagles like what they're eating, they'll eat until they are sick. As such, beagle food should be measured and fed on a schedule. From two to six months of age, beagles need one cup of food three times daily. If feeding them commercial dog food, it should be a puppy formulation. From six months to a year, beagles eat only two meals a day. After one year, beagles should be eating one hearty meal supplemented with healthy snacks.