Biologically Appropriate Raw Food for Pets

   How Much to Feed


 

Feeding guidelines are dependent on the age, weight and the activity level of your dog! Obviously overweight or couch-loafing dogs need to be fed less daily, while working or very active dogs may need a little more than illustrated on a daily basis. Only you know your dog, so use your discretion and remember that this is dog “Super” Food!

We have a tendency to overfeed our pets (and ourselves), so you might look at your furry friend’s bowl and think that it is not enough food for them – rather underfeed and increase the quantity as needed, you don’t want a dog that is a healthy weight getting fat and if they’re carrying a few extra pounds you’ll want to adjust their food so they lose that spare tyre.

 

A basic breakdown of how much…

 

Healthy Dogs – Not Exercising excessively (normal daily dog activity)

Young & Moderate Aged: 2% – 3% of ideal bodyweight per day (divided into 1 or 2 meals)
Older Aged:  1.5% – 2% of ideal bodyweight per day (divided into 1 or 2 meals)

Very Active Dogs – Working, Running, Agility

3% – 6% of bodyweight per day when actually working or active, add slightly more fat to meals
2% – 3% of bodyweight per day when not active or working

Puppies – Small to Medium Breeds

5% – 6% of bodyweight per day (divided into 3 to 4 small meals)

Puppies – Large and Giant Breeds

3% – 5% of bodyweight per day (divided into 3 to 4 meals). It is important to ensure that these puppies grow slowly to ensure that bones and joints form properly and not too rapidly

Pregnant Female Dogs

For the first two thirds of pregnancy, 2% – 3% of bodyweight per day (divided into 1 or 2 meals)
For the last third of pregnancy increase to 3% – 5% of bodyweight per day (divided into 2 or 3 meals)

Lactating Female Dogs

Depending on litter size and the age of the puppies, feed from between 3% and 6% of bodyweight per day (divided into 2 or 3 meals – up to free choice with large litters)

 

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