Poppy's Picnic - the home to feeding a fresh raw diet

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Why do we suggest different food amounts for different adult dogs?

Updated 5 months ago
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The amount of raw dog food we suggest you feed depends on what kind of raw feeder you are and is also calculated based on your dog's age and weight. If you are opting for a 100% raw diet for your dog, you can rest assured that our food will provide them with all the healthy vitamins, minerals and natural oils they need to be healthy and happy.

As mentioned above, the amount to feed each dog depends on several factors including weight, breed, age, environment and activity levels. 

  • Adult pet dogs that live at home would need to eat 2-3% of their body weight per day. Using this rule, an adult dog weighing 10kg should eat between 200-300g of our Poppy's Picnic a day (we recommend starting at the lower amount and adjusting this as needed)
  • Active working dogs need more food because their high energy lives burn more calories than a pet dog and this needs supporting with a larger daily intake of food, ranging from 2.5-5% a day
  • As a responsible owner, you are already watching your dog weight and overall health, and understand that their food intake may need to be adjusted if they are looking a little heavy or a little too lean

It may look like a lot less food if you are moving from a full wet/dry diet to 100% raw food - but don't worry! Your dog is getting all the nutrition they need. 

Remember, when you were feeding kibble and your dog went for a big poo, that was all the undigested fillers coming back out (such as wheat, corn starch, maize, rice etc) which you paid for! 

Changing your dog’s diet to raw food is easy and only takes a couple of minor tweaks to your daily schedule.
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