|Barked: Fri May 30, '08 7:09am PST |
|Rosie, determining the % to feed of bodyweight is individualized for every pup based on their metabolism, activity levels, age, etc. Generally, growing puppies may need up to 6% of body weight; adult dogs with average activity levels should be fed 2.5-3% of bodyweight. Older, sendentary, or dogs that need to lose weight may only need 1.5-2% of their BW.
Decide on a percentage and then watch for a few days. If you see weight coming off, then that's probably the right amount. If not, you may need to reduce the amount a bit. You don't want a drastic weight loss....slow and consistent is more healthy. Also, Rosie's body will change in subtle ways after eating raw for awhile. Tikka's chest got bigger and overall she became more muscular looking. Good luck!
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