How Much to Feed

How much do I be feed my dog?

A healthy dog should be fed about 2% – 3% of its body weight. (Puppies, older dogs, pregnant and lactating dogs are fed at different ratios so please contact us to find out more).

Feeding your dog Nature Dog and raw meaty bones makes it quite easy to control your dog’s weight. You can adjust the amounts when needed.

The table below gives approximate amounts for feeding your pooch.

This is the total amount for the day.

For example, a 10kg dog would require 200-300 grams of food per day. Ideally, that would be 100-150 grams of Nature Dog plus 100-150 grams of raw meaty bones, every day.  However, you can adjust these ratios to suit your own preferences.

If following the ideal 50/50 ratio of Nature Dog to Raw Meaty Bones for a 10kg dog, you would get 4 – 5 portions from a 500gm packet of Nature Dog or 8 -10 portions from 1kg packet.

Weight of dog 5kg 10kg 15kg 20kg 25kg 30kg 35kg 40kg 45kg
Daily intake 2% 100g 200g 300g 400g 500g 600g 700g 800g 900g
Daily intake 3% 150g 300g 450g 600g 750g 900g 1050g 1200g 1350g

 

The best way to feed an adult dog is with two smaller meals instead of only one large meal once a day. By feeding a dog two meals it tends to reduce scavenging for food all day until its meal time. Plus your dog might eat a bit more slowly as they are not starving hungry!!

If you have a puppy less than 6 months you should be feeding it at least 3 to 4 meals per day. After six months this can be reduced to two meals per day.

Never leave uneaten food out all day.