Raw feeding info.
Your dog is likely to need less food on a raw diet - this is because it isn't stuffed with fillers.
All dogs are different - in size, weight, breeding - this is a guide as to how much to feed.
Weigh your dog (we have scaled at the unit if you'd like to use them), and then feed the following amounts. This is a rough, average daily guide for adult dogs - just like humans, some dogs are prone to putting on weight and some are more active than others. Scroll down for info on feeding puppies.
2% of their body weight daily if your dog is over weight
2.5% - 3% of their body weight daily to maintain present weight
Feed a higher percentage if your dog needs to put on weight
You may have to adjust the amounts up or down to get the right balance, but you will achieve this in no time — soon your pet will be eating the way he or she was born to.
Ideally your dog or puppy should have a clearly defined tucked in waist when looking down on the dog, and you should be able to feel the ribs with a very thin layer of padding. If you can't feel the individual ribs the dog is overweight and if the ribs have no covering at all and the hip bones are very prominent the dog is underweight.
The dog should have a nicely tucked up waist, if viewing the dog from above it looks like a sausage, barrel or beach ball with legs then the dog is overweight!
When raising a puppy please be conscious that it is very important to keep puppies lean while they are growing. Puppy fat is not a sign of a healthy appetite, but rather an incorrect diet. All puppies should be grown slowly and kept lean.
Estimated amounts a growing puppy should receive
7-10 Weeks - 8 to 10% of bodyweight
10-16 weeks - 7.5 to 8.5% of bodyweight
6-20 weeks - 6.5 to 7.5% of bodyweight
20-24 weeks - 5.5 to 6.5% of bodyweight
24-36 weeks - 4.5 to 5.5% of bodyweight
36-56 weeks - 3.5 to 4.5% of bodyweight
56-68 weeks - 3.5% of bodyweight
68 weeks plus - feed as adult