How to feed Raw

How to feed Raw

How to feed Raw

 

The general rule is to feed your dog 2-3% of its body weight per day.  It is therefore important to weigh your dog to find out their weight.  If your dog is overweight or underweight then you should be feeding them a % of their recommended weight. Your Vet can advise you what to aim for.

In terms of what to feed a good guideline is:

 

80% meat, fat, ligaments (tripe or mince for example)
10% edible bone (chicken wings, carcass, necks)
5- 10% offal (liver, heart etc)

However remember that these are guidelines. Some dogs dislike certain items, so don't feel as though they HAVE to eat all of the above.  Avoid giving too much bone as this can lead to constipation. 

 

When feeding bone it is best to ensure that the size of the bone is suitable for the dog.  For example it is better to feed a large dog a chicken thigh than a chicken wing, this way they need to chew it.  However once your dog does the transition then you can relax this rule.
 

Did you know that the benefits of chewing are widely known as relaxing?  Endorphins are released when dogs chew, and these travel round the body counteracting stress homones.

 

 

It is recommended that your dog should have 2% - 3% of it's body weight per day. All dogs are different so a very active dog may well need more. Only you know your dog so a little tweaking here and there at the start is par for the course, and will result in a daily consumption just right for your dog.  We also sell scales to enable you to weigh every meal.

 

 

      ACTIVITY LEVEL

 

 
      LOW LOW - MED MED - HIGH HIGH
     

2%

2.50%

3%

3.50%

   

5kg

100g

125g

150g

175g

   

10kg

200g

250g

300g

350g

   

15kg

300g

375g

450g

525g

DOG WEIGHT

20kg

400g

500g

600g

700g

   

25kg

500g

625g

750g

875g

   

30kg

600g

750g

900g

1050g

   

35kg

700g

875g

1050g

1225g

   

40kg

800g

1000g

1200g

1400g

   

45kg

900g

1125g

1350g

1575g

   

50kg

1000g

1250g

1500g

1750g

** This is a guideline only