Raw Diet

The following information is what we believe to be the most beneficial diet for our dogs


How much to feed

Adjust where needed either increase or decrease.  This is just a guide, your dog is an individual with individual needs. Keep breed, metabolism and exercise level in mind.  

For adults

  • 2-3% of their current weight or ideal body weight

For puppies

  • 2-4 months = 8-10% of current body weight
  • 4-6 months = 6-8% of current body weight
  • 6-8 months = 4-6% of current body weight
  • 8-12 months = 3-4% of current body weight

Ratio

We follow the 80/10/10 rule

  • 80% meat (70% if feeding Veg & Fruit)
  • 10% bone
  • 10% organs (5% Liver)

Feed as meat

Freeze wild prey and fish for at least 2-3 weeks to kill parasites

Always feed raw meat, never cook the meat as you take out the necessary trace elements and phosphorous

  • Fillets
  • Cheeks
  • Hearts (Under 15%)
  • Lung
  • Green Tripe (Under 15%
  • Fish & Eggs (2-3 times a week)
  • Beef
  • Roo
  • Chicken
  • Mutton
  • Goat
  • Brisket

Ideal fish are high in Omega 3, fatty acids, DHA, EPA and low in mercury

  • Sardines
  • Mackerel
  •  Salmon

Don’t buy tinned fish in olive oil or tomato sauce. Don’t feed smoked or cured fish

 

NEVER feed any cooked bones


Feed as bones

Avoid weight baring bones as they can chip teeth. Too much bone can cause constipation

  • Carcass: chicken, duck, quail, rabbit
  • Ribs: lamb, goat
  • Necks: duck, chicken, turkey, goat, lamb
  • Pigs trotters
  • Poultry legs & wings

 

NEVER feed cooked or smoked bones


Feed as organs

5% Liver & 5% excreting organs

  • Liver
  • Brains
  • Kidney
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Testicles

Disclaimer

We are not nutritionist nor experts on the matter. Please do your research before making any decisions