Raw Feeding Puppies & Kittens
Puppies and kittens can eat up to 10% of their bodyweight in meat per day. As they grow and get older, the animal will need less food – at around 6 months they will need around 5-7% of their body weight for example. Adults need 2-3% of their bodyweight in meat per day and large breeds and some older pets may only need as little as 1% of their bodyweight in meat per day. We would also advise increasing the amount fed to a working or highly active dog.
It is important to remember that the above advice is a very basic guideline, and to assess the actual needs of your raw fed dog or cat, there is much more that needs to be considered. Equally, paying attention to your pet is key – if they appear hungry or aren’t eating their meals, you may adjust the feeding times, quantities and even ingredients according to their needs.
Working out the percentage is simple - here is an example:
12kg 6 month old dog - suggested feeding raw of 5-7% in bodyweight in meat per day.
12 x 5 = 60 add a 0 = 5% = 600g
12 x 7 = 84 add a 0 = 7% = 840g
So, for a 12kg, 6 month old dog we would recommend you feed 600 to 840 grams of meat per day.
To make raw feeding even easier and to help you understand just how varied your dog’s diet needs to be we’ve put together a raw feeding guide and a sample menu for you to take a look at. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch, or why not browse our raw pet food online?