Many pet owners are now making the transition towards raw pet food for their dogs and cats. The one question that comes up often is how much raw food should be given to dogs and cats.
There are a number of opinions regarding how to feed raw food to your pets: factors such as metabolism and activity level of your pet are important to consider.
However, one of the best ways to determine the amount of raw food to feed your dog is to look at your pet’s weight. Spend the first four to six weeks observing your dog on the new diet: check their weight and how they look physically for signs of weight gain or loss to help adjust feeding practices.
Dogs Raw Food Feeding Guide
The general rule of thumb when it comes to feeding dogs and cats is that they should be eating roughly 2-3% of their body weight daily.
Raw and Fresh has a small table to help you start off with feeding your pet raw food.
However, this is merely a starting point. It’s important to track how your pet is responding to the amount of food it’s being fed.
The amount can also vary depending on your dog’s activity and energy levels. For pets that are overweight, you should opt to feed them closer to 2% of their body weight with more exercise, while pets that are underweight should be fed closer to 3% of their body weight.
Our recommendation for larger breeds is to feed your dog the required amount of raw food over two meals. This helps with better digestion and ensures your dogs aren’t scouring for food throughout the rest of the day. However, if necessary, you can feed them in one sitting.
If you have any other questions about raw dog food, our FAQ page can help you understand more about feeding your pets and the benefits of biologically-appropriate raw food (BARF).
Let Raw & Fresh Help You Reinvent Your Pet’s Diet
At Raw and Fresh we create food that helps your pet feel fuller for longer. We use real food and avoid using fillers/additives that your pet will pass very quickly. Our food is made with high-quality products, so your pet gets all the nutrients they need.
Try out our raw dog food starter pack and notice how your dog transforms. For any enquires send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0403 073 884.