Adult Dog Feeding Guide
This is the adult dog feeding guide, for puppies please visit our Puppy Feeding Guide page
|Weight of Dog in Kilograms||2% of Adult weight in grams||2.5% of Adult weight in grams||3% of Adult weight in grams|
Balance the diet with a good variety of meats, meaty bones, offal, organ meat and veg/fruit. If you don’t want to add fruit & veg that is fine, your dog will eat grass which is natural, (dogs will find different types of grasses for different reasons, it is not just a ‘make them sick’ old wives tale) or you can give them veg /fruit as a treat at home.
If you wish to work out a weight not shown on the chart above:-
weight in grams (1kg = 1000g) 1000 x 0.02 or x 0.025 or x 0.03
It is important not to over feed your dog and if you follow the adult dog feeding guide above, you should find that your dogs weight stays fairly constant.
An overweight dog is more likely to suffer from Diabetes, Arthritis and Heart disease, however dogs maintaining ideal body weight live almost two years longer
General guideline they should receive
75 to 80% Muscle meat
10 to 15% Bone
10% offal, organ meat and veg/fruit
Eggs (whole and shell) as well as natural yoghurt are a great added supplement to their diet.
Introducing Raw Food to Your Dog
If you are changing from a dried food diet to raw dog food, I suggest start gently by choosing 1 protein – either tripe or chicken mince is a good starter – check their stools and if they look fine, introduce another protein – repeat this process every 1 or 2 weeks or so still checking stools, until he/she is receiving a balanced variety.
It is quite common for a dog to have loose stools on the changeover, this usually only lasts a short while and things begin to firm up in no time. You will notice that on raw, your dog does not defecate as much as they did on dried or wet food, this is because most of the food is utilised and the waste product is less. Every bit of goodness is being processed and used by your dog – fantastic!