WHY RAW FOOD?
Feeding your pet the natural way not only gives your pet the best diet possible, but will also make your pet more energetic, happy and healthy
Improves oral health as many dental problems disappear
Promotes a healthy, shiny coat and reduces skin problems
Helps reduce health problems such as arthritis, allergies and obesity
Strengthens the immune system
Leaner body mass
Less smelly poo and REDUCED poos!!
Enthusiasm for food
Reduced vet visits
How to Raw Feed
2% OF ADULT WEIGHT 3% OF ADULT WEIGHT
10KG = 200g of food per day 10KG = 300g of food per day
15KG = 300g of food per day 15KG = 450g of food per day
20KG = 400g of food per day 20KG = 600g of food per day
25KG = 500g of food per day 25KG = 720g of food per day
30KG = 600g of food per day 30KG = 900g of food per day
40kg = 800g of food per day 40kg = 1200g of food per day
50kg = 1000g of food per day 50kg = 1500g of food per day
How much to feed?
Feeding 2-3% of adult body weight is a good starting point.
If your dog could do with losing a few pounds start with 2% - 2.5%.
It's a good idea to weigh the food at first until you can judge the right amount by eye. It is very easy to misjudge and end up having to put them on a diet.
WHAT TO FEED
80% Meat – 10% Bone - 10% Offal
80% MUSCLE MEAT - This is any part of an animal that humans would eat. Muscle, fat, connective tissue and muscular organs such as heart and tongue.
10% OFFAL - 5% liver and 5% other such as spleen, pancreas, kidneys, brains, testicles. This provides lots of vitamins, minerals, and digestive enzymes.
10% EDIBLE BONES - You MUST include bone in the diet for calcium.
Raw Meaty Bones such as chicken, turkey and duck necks, wings and carcasses, along with lamb, veal, venison, pork ribs, spines, necks and pigs trotters are a few good suggestions.
Bone can be whole or minced. It's good to include some whole as this will help clean their teeth and keep your doggies busy using their teeth the way they are designed to be used!
This does NOT include the weight-bearing recreational bones of larger animals which can potentially break teeth.
Oily fish such as pilchards, mackerel, sardines, etc. provide a good source of Omega 3 and essential oil.
All dogs are different so be guided by your dog’s poops and general appearance. Too firm - add more muscle meat. Too loose - possibly too much offal or more bone may be needed.
Ideally feed adult dogs twice daily.
You are aiming to feed a good, varied diet so your dog is healthy and happy.
As with us, all dogs are different! Everything here is a GUIDE! It's time for you to learn how to feed your dog to his or her own specific needs.
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR DOG WILL NOT DRINK AS MUCH WATER (IF ANY SOME DAYS) WHEN ON A RAW DIET. THIS IS QUITE NORMAL.
When feeding puppies follow the same guide as above.
Weigh your puppy regularly and adjust his/her daily food allowance
appropriately using the right percentage of food to body weight.
Up to 3 months of age, pups can be fed up to four times a day.
From 3 to 6 months feed pups up to three times daily and from
6 months onwards twice a day.
Do not over-feed bone!
% OF PRESENT BODY WEIGHT
0 – 4 Months 8%
4 – 6 Months 6-8%
6 – 9 Months 4%
9 -12 Months 3%