Should the puppy’s daily serving of food be uncooked or not?
Introducing complete physical and mental growth. The owner can show his dog his love and care by selecting food for dogs and cats. However, the owner will decide how much food is sufficient once the meal has been chosen.
Raw Dog Food Feeding Guide
Dogs should, in general, be eating uncooked food equal to 2-5 percent of their body weight every day. This will vary based on the energy and activity levels of the dog.
- If your pet is overweight and needs to shed some pounds, feed them closer to 2% of their body weight and provide them with additional activity.
- 3 percent every day is often sufficient for the average level of exercise.
- If your pet is underweight or has a high level of activity, feed them closer to 4%.
- Working dogs, for example, may need up to 5% of their body weight in food every day.
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How active is my dog?
The following are some examples of activity levels:
- Sedentary (2% of the population): There isn’t much going on. Mostly indoors. A dog should only be kept at this low level of activity if it is aged, wounded, or ill.
- Average percentage (3%): Walking for 30-60 minutes every day is recommended. Play at a moderate pace.
- Exceptionally high (4%): A daily 60-minute walk combined with vigorous play is recommended.
- Working (5% of the time): Farm dogs, cattle herding dogs, and sheep herding dogs. Obstacle course display dogs. Police dogs, for example.
How many times per day?
We suggest feeding your dog twice a day, split into two meals, since this is healthier for their digestion (and helps reduce bloat in bigger breeds).nbsp;Feeding twice also prevents begging in between meals. If feeding twice a day isn’t feasible owing to scheduling, one a day is usually sufficient.
With some rounding to match our available pre-pack quantities, the table below shows some recommended amounts to feed with our complete & balanced AAFCO formulas. Note that as you study your dog’s body over time, you may alter between conventional and leaner recipes to fit their needs.
|% of body weight per day||5kg||10kg||15kg||20kg||25kg||30kg||35kg||40kg|
|2 percentage points||125g||250g||300g||400g||500g||600g||750g||800g|
|4% of total||200g||400g||600g||750g||1kg||1.25kg||1.4kg||1.6kg|
|5% of total||250g||500g||750g||1kg||1.25kg||1.5kg||1.75kg||2kg|
To make the calculations simpler, use our raw feeding calculator.
What should I feed my dog?
Our AAFCO-standard recipe Complete Beef provides the most complete and balanced meal right out of the package for those just getting started.
Try our leaner Roo Complete recipe for weight loss or simply for variety.
We also offer a number of basic recipes based on the BARF (Biologically Available Raw Food) principles:
- Raw Basics: For individuals who are on an elimination diet or like to add their own veggies and supplements.
- Raw Essentials: More balanced meals with a high vegetable content to serve as the foundation for a BARF meal plan.
What do I feed a puppy?
Puppies are an exception, and we have a puppy feeding guide with thorough instructions on what to feed and how much to give.
What bones and treats should I feed?
A nice bone can assist most dogs clean their teeth while also providing an important calcium boost. When your dog is chewing bones, be sure to keep an eye on him and provide a bone that is the right size for him. A bone the size of their skull is a fair rule of thumb. To avoid choking, provide additional attention to greedy chewers.
In our bones & treats department, there are lots of raw meaty bones to choose from.
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