The following are only guidelines. Some dogs will eat more, some less. Please use these guidelines as a starting poing and increase or decrease as necessary.
FEEDING GUIDELINES Daily Portions - Prepared Food:
Based on Adult Dogs' Ideal Weight & DEPENDS ON amount of oil used in recipe:
- 10-30 lb. Dog = 1/4-1 1/2 cups
- 40-50 lb. Dog = 2 - 2 1/2cups.
- 60-80 lb. Dog = 2 1/2- 3 1/2 cups.
- 90+ lb. Dog = 3 1/2 - 4+ cups prepared food.
- ADULTS: Feed 2 meals/day.
Feed 2x's adult portions by puppy weight increasing as puppy grows. After teething (5-6 months) you will not need to increase portions, your puppy will start eating a more predictable amount of daily food.
- Under 6 wks: 4 meals/day;
- 6-16 wks: 3 meals/day;
- 16+ wks 2 meals per/day. When puppies reach 5-6 months old they naturally reduce their portions and eat a more predictable amount of food.
When weaning babies, puree prepared Urban Wolf (made with with precooked meat & Balancer with a little water and feed as gruel. You do not need to feed milk or pablum, Balancer contains goat milk so your puppies will be able to digest this food very easily and they will wean in no time without digestive confusion or upset.
*** When your dog or puppy first starts on Urban Wolf they will need more food for the first 2 months because their body is craving the good nutrition that their new diet is supplying. After the first 60 days (or so) they will settle into a more predictable daily amount, usually it's approx. 20% less than when they started. Your dog may start leaving some of his food.
If this happens and your dog is otherwise happy and normal*, simply cut back on his next meal by the amount they leave behind and feed them a little less from then on.
(*please do not confuse leaving food with anorexia or illness. If your dog is leaving food and is not acting normally, please consult your Vet as they may have an underlying health issue.)
If your dog starts gaining or losing weight, decrease or increase portions slightly until they are at the optimal weight.