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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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How Much Raw For A Pup?

My new guy is 8 weeks old, and i have the natures variety raw chicken patties. He weighs, 13lbs. The bag says to only feed it 1/2 a patty a day according to his weight. That just doesnt seem right does it? Maybe if it was a small breed dog, i could see that, but for a growing puppy, surely has to be more. Any suggestions would help a million!!! Thanks

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Re: How Much Raw For A Pup?

An 8 week old pup would eat approximately 10% of their current weight over 2-4 meals per day. The other way to calculate is 2-3% of their expected adult weight. So based on weighing 10# at 8 weeks he would need roughly 1.3# per day.

My females eat about 1.5- 1.75# per day and they weigh 65-70 pounds.


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Re: How Much Raw For A Pup?

Thanks...now i got to figure out how much each of these patties weigh!!!

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Re: How Much Raw For A Pup?

ok so i looked on the package and it said that there are 12 patties in there and it weighs 6 lbs. So that would mean that my puppy should be eating 2 patties a day?

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Re: How Much Raw For A Pup?

Feeding Guide
YOUR CUSTOM FEEDING RECOMMENDATION
Based on the information you provided about your dog's rotation regimen, weight, and activity level, your custom feeding recommendation is shown below. Please use this feeding recommendation as a guide only. Remember that your dog's nutritional requirements will also vary based on individual metabolism, genetics, health status, environment, outdoor temperature, and other factors.
DAILY PORTIONS

Raw: 12.5 oz

Raw Frozen Diets are available in 2 lb single chubs, 3 lb bags of medallions, 6 lb bags of patties, and 12 lb cases of chubs. (One medallion is 1 oz. One patty is 8 oz. One chub is 32 oz.)


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Re: How Much Raw For A Pup?

Thank you so much Barb E. Didnt EVEN think to look there!!!!

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