Miniature to small breeds and most cats need to start at a higher percentage than medium to large breeds.
Adult dogs it is recommended the following;
- up to 3kgs, starting at 5% – 6% of their weight.
- from 3-5kgs, starting 4% – 5% of their weight.
- from 5-6.5kgs, starting at 3% – 3.5% of their weight.
- from 6.5-10kgs, starting at 2.5% – 3% of their weight.
Important: Meat Calculator Information
You are there with your pet, so pay attention and adjust the diet accordingly.
This is simply a guide and a starting point, but you can always adjust up or down, if necessary.
Cats require a higher percentage, especially kittens who have been known to eat more as kittens as they do as adults.
A 3.5kg adult cat may require as much as 250g per day with that start at 5%. Kittens may eat as much as or more than 500g per day.
For dogs over 10 kg, please refer to the below guidelines:
- 1.5% To lose weight
- 2% To maintain current weight
- 2.5% – 3% Slight weight gain
Start with 2% of your dog’s ideal body weight and adjust as necessary depending on weight gain or loss.
Use your dog’s ideal or target weight if your dog is over or underweight.
Food can be fed in one meal once a day or split into two meals twice a day.
Puppies may need as much as 10% and pregnant and lactating mothers also need an increase throughout gestation and lactation.
- 2-4 months - 10%
- 4-7 months - 6%
- 7-12 months - 4%
- 12+months - 2%
- Gestation(0-5weeks) - 2%
- Gestation(5weeks-delivery) - 3%
- Lactation(1-4weeks) - 3%
- Lactation(4+weeks) - 6%
Or you can feed 2% of the puppy’s expected, ADULT weight.
The calculator reflects the total amount of food per day, including RMBs (raw meaty bones), meat, and organ meat. recommendations range from 60% meat, 30% raw meaty bones, and 10% organ meat (5% as liver and 5% as other organs).
Since the RMBs have muscle meat attached, you may find yourself actually going to feed about 10-15% edible bone,10% organ meat, and 80-85% meaty meat.
Cats require only about 8% bone.
Organ meat can either be fed as small amount daily or 2-3 times per week, feed gradually and small amounts, as each animal is different as to how much they can digest appropriately.
If you have any questions regarding diet, please contact your local holistic vet that supports raw feeding. We have a growing database on this web page.