The easiest way to work out the appropriate amount of food for your adult dog (12 months+) is to calculate it as a percentage of their body weight. Most dogs do well on 2-3% of their body weight per day, depending on factors like their age, activity levels and metabolism.
This means a 10kg dog would eat between 200-300g of raw food per day. This refers to the meat combined with your blend of choice and any other ingredients you add.
If you plan to cook their food, base these calculations on the raw weights, as cooked food is more dense due to water loss. If your dog needs to lose a few pounds, calculate the portions based on their ideal weight.
Feeding your puppy can be a little bit of an art form, because they grow so quickly and you will likely need to adjust their portions as they grow. They also eat a LOT of food for their size.
We recommend that you weigh your puppy each week when they’re very young and adjust accordingly, with the goal being steady growth, not overly rapid. They eat a lot but you don’t want to overfeed them and stress their growing joints. Keep them lean but not skinny.
Using the percentage of body weight method, you can follow the recommendations on the right as a guide. Puppies should be fed 3-4 meals per day initially because they have very small stomachs.
Like adult dogs, adult cats typically do well eating roughly 2-3% of their bodyweight per day. This will be informed by factors like their age, activity levels, and whether they’re strictly indoors or if they venture out.
Most cats tend to regulate their food intake fairly well, so you can feed your cat more if they seem hungry, so long as they’re not gaining excess weight. This may mean you feed considerably more than 3% - this is just a guide and you should always feed the animal in front of you.
We don’t typically recommend less than 100g per day (for dogs or cats) unless necessary to avoid unwanted weight gain.
Like puppies, kittens eat a lot of food relative to their small size. They are generally very good at regulating their food intake so you can often allow them to eat until they no longer seem hungry.
Some kittens will never seem satisfied, so in this situation the chart on the right is a good starting point to work out the suitable daily portion. This should also be fed over at least 4 meals per day initially.