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Frequently Asked Questions about Feeding Raw Dog Food
What’s In Your Raw Dog Food?
60% meat (alpaca, beef and chicken), 20% vegetables (apples, carrots, kale, broccoli, sweet potatoes, zucchini), 10% organs (heart and liver), and 10% bone (poultry and beef bone dust). Our raw food is the consistency of coarse hamburger and is frozen. It comes in 1 lb., 2 lb. or 4 lb. containers.
What About the Bacteria?
Dogs have a short and acidic digestive system, allowing them process salmonella and e. coli if it is present on their raw food. There are certain precautions that are common sense when feeding you dog raw: use good hygiene while portioning out the food, use non-porous dog bowls (stainless steel works great), and if you have a small child that could get into the dog’s bowl, be mindful of that too.
How Expensive is a Raw Diet?
We sell our raw dog food for $4.00 a lb. Fresh, local food is more expensive then processed kibble. But think about what your dog would be getting on an all raw, all natural, all fresh diet: locally grown meats and vegetables. No grain, no mechanically separated meat, and no fillers. In the long run, these costs are balanced with fewer trips to the vet and fewer dental bills. Not to mention a healthier life and lifestyle. PRICELESS.
Now That You Are Ready!
Making the Switch
- There are a couple of ways to start a raw diet:
- Incorporate a small scoop of raw dog food with the kibble. Gradually increase the raw and phase out the dry kibble.
- Let your dog miss a meal. Offer a small scoop of raw dog food. Increase the amount of raw food at each feeding, until you are feeding 1.5-2.5% of their weight.
How Much Should I Feed?
1.5-2.5% of your dog’s weight is the ideal weight of raw dog food to feed daily. For example, if your dog weighs 50 lbs, they would eat ¾ lbs. – 1 ¼ lbs. of food each day. If your dog weighed 100 lbs, they would eat 1 ½ lbs. – 2 ½ lbs. of food each day. If your dog is very active, you would want to increase the amount of food they eat, up to 5% of their weight. For example, if your active dog is 50 lbs., they would eat 2 ½ lbs of food daily. If you dog weighed 100 lbs., they would need 5 lbs. of food daily.
How Often Should I Feed?
Most people feed twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Smaller dogs have faster metabolisms, so feeding twice a day can help keep their tummies full. Feeding twice a day can help prevent deep-chested dogs from bloating, a condition they are prone to. If your dog was used to eating once a day, you can keep that routine.