Raw Dog Food Calculator

Our Raw Food Calculator provides guidance on the daily feeding amounts for your dog, whether the goal is weight loss, maintenance, or weight gain. It’s essential to recognise that the calculator is only a guide to help. Other factors, such as exercise levels and your dog’s metabolism, can influence the daily requirement of raw food. After estimating the daily amount, explore our range of raw dog food, offering various flavours suitable for puppies and adult dogs.

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How do I calculate how much raw food I need for my dog?

Determining the ideal daily portion for your dog has never been simpler, thanks to our Raw Dog Food Calculator. Just follow the steps and enter your dog’s details:

  1. Select Dog Age: Choose whether your dog is an adult or a puppy.
  2. Input Weight: Enter your dog’s weight into the calculator.
  3. Receive Guidance: Voila! The calculator will provide guidance on your dog’s daily allowance.

Feeding between 2-4% of your adult dog’s body weight daily is recommended. Smaller breeds like Frenchies and Terriers may require up to 4% of their body weight daily. To ensure accuracy, we advise regular weight monitoring. Adjust the daily amount based on your dog’s needs.

Remember, our calculator serves as a helpful guide for determining the appropriate amount of raw food to feed your dog. It offers valuable direction rather than an exact quantity.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    While combining raw and kibble in your dog’s diet won’t have any detrimental effects, at Southend Dog Training, we advise against feeding them together in the same sitting at Southend Dog Training. This recommendation is because raw meals are inherently satisfying for dogs and encompass all the necessary nutritional components for their health.

    We recommend a straightforward switch for the smoothest transition to a raw diet. This involves a 24-hour fast, skipping the dog’s evening meal and introducing raw exclusively the next day. This method ensures your dog gets accustomed to the raw diet without any potential digestive issues.

    We provide guidance on transitioning to raw food, offering valuable insights to help you make the switch correctly. Monitoring your dog’s well-being during this transition is crucial, and our guidance will assist you in ensuring that your dog thrives on a raw diet.

    Puppies aged 0-3 weeks: During this stage, puppies should exclusively consume their mother’s milk. This provides essential nutrients, enzymes, a healthy microbiome, and crucial fatty acids.

    Puppies aged 3-4 weeks: At this stage, introduce three meals daily, feeding approximately 8% of the puppy’s body weight daily. For example:

    • 1kg puppy: 80g per day
    • 2kg puppy: 160g per day
    • 3kg puppy: 240g per day
    • 4kg puppy: 320g per day

    Ensure the puppy raw dog food is well-mashed. If the puppies are no longer nursing, consider adding goat’s milk to their diet for easy digestion and added nutrients.

    Puppies aged 6-12 weeks: Maintain the suggested percentages, using your judgment to monitor the pup’s growth and activity levels. Adjust slightly if needed. Most puppies start weaning around 3/4 weeks, completing the process by 7/8 weeks. They may still benefit from their mother’s milk for up to 12 weeks.

    Puppies aged 12 weeks and over (3 months): Transition to 2 or 3 meals daily, introducing various Southend Dog Training Puppy Raw Food. Begin incorporating raw meaty bones like trachea chews or poultry necks.

    Puppies aged over 4 months: Start reducing the daily food amount, aiming for 5/6% of body weight by 6 months. Gradually decrease the food percentage as your puppy grows until reaching the desired adult feeding percentage.

    Puppies over 6 months: Puppies over 6 months can comfortably enjoy our full range of raw food options.

    Absolutely, an adult dog can safely consume raw eggs, and they offer a fantastic source of protein along with essential nutrients. For an extra nutritional boost, consider cracking a raw egg into your dog’s bowl as a topper for their raw food.

    Including the eggshell is a good idea as it contains calcium, which benefits your dog’s bone health. Some dogs may even enjoy the crunchiness of the eggshell.

    While raw eggs are generally safe for most dogs, it’s crucial to be aware of any specific health concerns or allergies your dog may have. Consulting with your vet ensures you make informed decisions about your dog’s diet based on their needs and health status.

    While raw dog food is generally nutritionally complete, some dogs may benefit from additional supplements. Consulting with your vet is advisable to assess whether your dog has specific needs requiring supplementation.

    At Southend Dog Training, we understand that each dog is unique. If your vet recommends supplements for your dog, we offer a diverse range, including options for fibre, joint care, and calming supplements. These supplements are tailored to support the overall well-being of dogs at any age, ensuring they lead happy and healthy lives.

    Weighing your dog is a simple process that can be done at home or with the assistance of a vet or pet store. Here’s how you can do it at home:

    1. Using a Personal Scale:
      • Step onto the scale and record your weight.
      • Pick up your dog and step back onto the scale.
      • Record the new weight displayed on the scale with you and your dog.
      • Finally, subtract your weight without your dog from the weight with your dog.
    2. Vet or Pet Store:
      • Most pet stores have pet scales available if your dog is too large or if lifting isn’t safe.
      • Alternatively, you can visit your vet, where they often offer free dog weighing services.

    By following these steps, you can easily monitor your dog’s weight, ensuring that you provide accurate information for calculations, such as determining the appropriate raw food portions using our Raw Dog Food Calculator. Regular weighing is a valuable practice to keep your dog healthy and well-nourished.