Raw Feeding Information

DOG – Switching to raw could not be more easy

Feeding your dog a raw diet can make a difference to allergies, appetite issues, sensitive digestion and food intolerances.

  • Calculating your dog’s daily raw food ration – it is very important to know your dogs bodyweight and regularly weigh them when feeding raw. Below is a guidance chart of amounts of daily food rations, to help you calculate how much to feed your dog daily. It is very important to remember that ever dog is different, and you may need to adjusted these amounts, to suit your dogs metabolism, breed, age and lifestyle.
  • Adult dogs should be fed approximately 2-3% of their body weight daily.
  • Puppies depending on age should be fed 5-10% of their body weight daily. Due to growth spurts, you need to monitor their condition closely and change food intake to suit their individual needs. Generally, as a rule of thumb – puppies 5% of their bodyweight and up to 10% during a growth spurt. Daily requirements usually reduce around 8-10 months of age.

AMOUNT TO FEED PER DAY (DOGS)

WEIGHT
(kg)
Maintenance
(2% of weight)
Active
(3% of weight)
Growing Puppy
(5% of weight)
Growth Spurt
(10% of weight)
1 20g 30g 50g 100g
2 40g 60g 100g 200g
3 60g 90g 150g 300g
4 80g 120g 200g 400g
5 100g 150g 250g 500g
6 120g 180g 300g 600g
7 140g 210g 350g 700g
8 160g 240g 400g 800g
9 180g 270g 450g 900g
10 200g 300g 500g 1000g
12 240g 360g 600g 1200g
15 300g 450g 750g 1500g
20 400g 600g 1000g 2000g
25 500g 750g 1250g 2500g
30 600g 900g 1500g 3000g
35 700g 1050g 1750g 3500g
40 800g 1200g 2000g 4000g

HOW MANY MEALS

Adult dogs can be fed 2 meals a day but there are no fixed rules, some dogs will prefer just one meal a day. For a dog with a healthy weight, aim to feed them approximately 2-3% of their body weight each day. But remember this is a guide only as mentioned above and depends on your individual dog.

HOW TO START

  • When introducing raw start days 1-5 by dividing daily rations into 50% raw and 50% previous food.
  • Feed in alternating separate meals – avoid mixing raw and previous food if possible for easier digestion adjustment.
  • Ideally meals should be 6 to 8 hours apart
  • Days 5-7 – 75% raw,  25% previous food.
  • From day 8, feed 100% raw food.

Most healthy dogs can cope really well without a transition period but we recommend the above method to allow the dogs body time to:

  • To adjust its digestive enzyme release, for the stomach PH to alter, and the friendly bacteria (intestinal microbiome) to adapt and promote healthly digestion and metabolism.