How to Feed
NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Raw food has more calories and is more nutritionally dense than grain based kibble or canned food. Your dog will require less of our food than what they are currently eating. But how much less?
First, don’t base the amount on what your dog tells you. This is some good stuff, and most dogs will beg for more. There is also less useless bulk in their tummy. You need a game plan, and willpower.
A good starting point is 2.5% of body weight. If your dog is 40 pounds, needs to maintain weight, and is reasonably active, he’ll need about 2.5% in dog food. That’s 1 pound. You can feed that all at once, or half in the morning and half at night.
If your dog is too thin or chases rabbits all day, feed more. If your dog is overweight, older, or less active, feed less. Pregnant and nursing mothers need 5-10% of body weight daily, as do puppies. Our food is certified for growth for puppies.
A dog that is unhealthy and too thin will need more food. However, avoid overfeeding. Try 3% for a more gradual weight gain.
This chart gives an estimated amount of total daily Raw Dog Food. If you feed twice daily, offer half that amount in morning and half at night.
|Dog's Current||Maintain||Lose Weight||Gain Weight||Growth|
|Weight (lbs)||2.5%||1.50%||3%||5% plus|
|5||2 oz||1.1 oz||2.4 oz||4+ oz|
|10||4 oz||2.4 oz||4.8 oz||8+ oz|
|15||6 oz||3.5 oz||7.2 oz||12+ oz|
|20||8 oz||4.8 oz||9.6 oz||1+ lb|
|25||10 oz||6 oz||12 oz||1.25+ lbs|
|30||12 oz||7.2 oz||14.4 oz||1.5+ lbs|
|35||14 oz||8.3 oz||1 lb||1.75+ lbs|
|40||1 lb||9.6 oz||1.2 lbs||2+ lbs|
|45||1 lb 2 oz||10.5 oz||1.35 oz||2.25+ lbs|
|50||1.25 lbs||12 oz||1.5 lbs||2.5+ lbs|
|60||1.50 lbs||14.5 oz||1.8 lbs||3+ lbs|
|70||1.75 lbs||1 lb||2.1 lbs||3.5+ lbs|
|80||2 lbs||1.2 lbs||2.4 lbs||4+ lbs|
|90||2.25 lbs||1.3 lbs||2.7 lbs||4.5+|
|100||2.50 lbs||1.5 lbs||3 lbs||5+ lbs|
|110||2.75 lbs||1.6 lbs||3.3 lbs||5.5+ lbs|
|120||3 lbs||1.8 lbs||3.6 lbs||6+ lbs|
|130||3.25 lbs||1.9 lbs||3.9 lbs||6.5+ lbs|
|140||3.50 lbs||2.1 lbs||4.2 lbs||7+ lbs|
|150||3.75 lbs||2.25 lbs||4.5 lbs||7.5+ lbs|
|200||5 lbs||3 lbs||6 lbs||10+ lbs|