Feeding raw food

Feeding guidelines

If you are new to feeding your pet raw food, you may have many questions, such as "What should I feed my pet?", "How much raw food should I feed?", "How do I switch from dry or tinned food to raw?", "How much raw food should I feed my puppy or kitten?"... You don't need to worry about any of this.

Firstly, we prepare all food, so you don't need to. All ingredients are balanced to meet nutritional requirements of your pet. All that is left for you to do is open the food container and serve the meal in their favourite bowl. So, that should answer the "what" bit.

Switching to raw pet food is easy. Cats and dogs love raw treats and bones and it should be a challenge for them to take to the raw food diet. You won't see the benefits just after one meal. It will take a short while. But if you're still worried and want to "ease" them in gently, then try our Starter Pack, specifically designed for sensitive tummies.

As to how much raw pet food you should feed your cat or dog, it depends on how active your pet is. As a rule, you should feed an adult pet 2-3 % raw food of their ideal weight. For example, if your dog weighs 20 kg, then you should feed 400 g per day split across however number of meals a day they have (20,000g x 0.02 = 400g). If your pet regularly does not eat all the food, your are overfeeding them and you need to reduce the amount of food you give them. The easy way to check if you are feeding the right amount is to run your hand over their ribs. If you can feel the ribs, but can't see them, then your dogs is at the right weight.

Now, as to when you can start feeding your kitten or puppy raw food, the answer is as soon as they are weaned from their mother's milk. Puppies and kittens need to eat a lot of food to help them grow. They should gain weight at a nice and steady pace and it is important that they are nicely covered but not fat. As a rule, you should feed them 5-8 % of their body weight split across all daily meals. Smaller breeds puppies usually require higher percentage than larger breeds.As your fluffy bundle of joy grows, the food intake will need to be adjusted too.

© Copyright Raw2Door