To a Raw Diet
It's easier than you might think. Any dog can be switched directly to raw; no need to make a gradual switch like you do with kibble. A fresh raw diet awakens the gut flora and good bacteria in your dog. You may notice a change in stool for the first day or two. Most dogs take to raw right away. If your does not, try warming it a little by microwaving for 10-20 seconds.
Puppies 8 weeks to 6 months should be fed 2-3% of their adult body weight or 5-6% of their weight 3-4 times daily. At 6 months, puppies can be fed twice daily 2-3% of adult body weight.
The following are guidelines for feeding:
Doggone Raw Feeding Guidelines
|Dog Wt. (#)||Food (oz)||Volume||% Dog Wt.*|
|5||1.5 - 2.50||2 Tbsp - 1/4 cup||2 - 3|
|10||3.25 - 4.75||1/3 c - 1/2 c||2 - 3|
|20||6.50 - 9.50||2/3 c - 1 c||2 - 3|
|40||12.75 - 19.25||1-1/2 c - 2-1/3 c||2 - 3|
|60||16.50 - 24||2-1/4 c - 3 c||1.75 - 2.5|
|100||28 - 40||3-1/2 c - 4-1/2 c||1.75 - 2.5|
|1 tbsp||3/4 oz||
*Feeding amounts are based on your dog's ideal/desired weight.
NOTE: These are guidelines only.
|1/4 c||2 oz|
|1/2 c||4 oz|
|1 c||8 oz|
|2 c||16 oz/1lb|