K-9 Kraving Raw Dog Food Feeding Calculator assists handlers in determining the best “starting point” for your individual canine’s nourishment needs. Results calculated using this tool offer a more concise answer compared to the simplified regulatory guidelines printed on our food label. Simply fill in the fields below, then calculate. Revisit the calculator often for growing pups or pregnant females, adjusting their increased weight each time.
Raw Dog Food Feeding Calculator
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Feeding K-9 Kraving Raw Dog Food
Factors such as activity level, age, health, metabolism and even breed play a part in the necessary feeding quantities of all dogs. Please be sure to monitor your pet’s body condition and adjust the feeding quantities accordingly. See this article for more detailed information.
- No Activity / Senior Canines (2% of Body Weight): The concern here is the amount fed to maintain ideal weight may not be enough to keep the dog feeling full, so begging may ensue. Displace this behavior with chew toys, walks and other activity. If the diet is fed at a level that supports ideal weight, most pets will adapt to it in time. The main time of begging tends to be right after feeding before the dog’s brain has had time to realize his/her stomach has been fed. Another technique to use in the case of begging is to feed the day’s allotted portion in more frequent meals. This, with behavior displacement, is often successful at reducing begging.
- Average Activity (2.5% of Body Weight) Per feeding guide, adjusted to the amount that maintains ideal weight.
- High Activity / Sporting / Working Canines (3% of Body Weight): As much as he/she will eat without gaining weight. Stool volume will go up.
- Pregnant / Lactating Female (5-8% of Body Weight): Trained judgment call. Keep in mind that in as early as three weeks, the puppies may be consuming some of mom’s food.
- Puppy (large and small—5% of Body Weight): A canine is considered a puppy and will be growing up to 18 months of age. Checking weight often and adjusting feed to his/her growing weight is crucial. A pet owner may not always know how big a dog will be. Someone who bought a purebred has a better indication; however, knowing the mother’s size is not full proof either. If bone and stature appear to be increasing properly, a leaner body condition is much preferred to a butter ball physique.