Remember that these are guidelines and that food needs vary. Observe your pet closely and increase or reduce food quantity as needed for proper weight. Always consult your integrative veterinarian, especially for puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs.
JUST THAW AND SERVE
One rule of thumb is to feed 2-4% of the pet’s body weight.
Smaller dogs will require a higher percentage of their body weight, while larger dogs will require a smaller percentage of their body weight.
The daily portion should be split between morning and night.
Feed 3-4% of adult body weight for the first 12 months gradually reducing as they near 12 months of age.
PLEASE NOTE: It’s not wise to mix your puppies raw food with kibble. Kibble requires a different pH in the gut to digest, it will make your puppy more susceptible to the bacteria in the raw meats. He’s capable of handling the bacteria just fine. Once you add in artificial foods, the meat will sit in his digestive tract twice as long. This means there’s a much greater chance of harmful bacteria building up.
transitioning from dry food
Important note: If you are transitioning from dry food, it is common to see significant weight loss in the first week, which is primarily water weight. After this, it is important that they lose no more than 1 – 2% of their body weight per week. It is recommended that you work with your veterinarian to assist in monitoring your dog during weight loss.
Approximately the same amount as adult dogs but adjust slightly if your dog is over or underweight and their activity level.
- LESS ACTIVE, overweight adult/senior dogs should eat 1.5% of their current weight in pounds per day.
- ACTIVE, underweight adult/ senior dogs should eat 3% of their current weight in pounds per day.
SENIORS with established disease
PLEASE NOTE: raw food will not cure an already established disease. What it should do though, is offer some relief and support the general health of the pet. When switching older dogs, it should be done with care and caution so as to not exacerbate any underlying issues. Adding yoghurt or other pre-biotic to the current meal prior to conversion can help. Do not mix the raw and dry kibble food, this can cause imbalances and a poor outcome in the process. Preferably no biscuits or cookies should be used at this time either. Start by dividing the total daily meal requirement into 3 or 4 portions. Feed these over the course of the day (morning, noon, night) for at least 3 to 4 days. Then divide the quantity into 2 meals for the next 3 to 4 days, and then to 1 meal if so desired.
Pregnant or nursing
Please consult your veterinarian for pregnant or nursing dogs.
WHAT CAN I ADD?
We believe that our mix is a complete diet, however, many customers report adding more to it for example vegetables or fruit and supplements.
Please no pet kisses or licks to your face after your dog has eaten the raw food.
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Saturday 9am - 5pm
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397531 Concession Road 10, Owen Sound, ON
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Weekends by appointment
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