Puppies which are fed a raw diet grow slower and mature more slowly than puppies fed on a grain/cereal/starch based diet. The puppies will be leaner and display more muscle mass due to the lack of carbohydrates in their diet. The only source of carbohydrates is in the vegetable and fruit component of the raw food. A puppy fed on a raw diet should have stronger bones, cleaner joints and be leaner and most importantly reach maturity at a normal rate the way nature intended. The reduction in huge growth spurts eliminates stress on a young skeletal frame.
Up until 3 months
Feed 8 - 10% of the puppy's ideal body weight split into 3 to 4 meals per day.
3 - 6 months
Feed 5-10% of the puppy's ideal body weight split into 3 meals per day.
From 6 months
Feed 5-10% of the puppy's ideal body weight split into 2 meals per day.
The amount of food required by your puppy will increase as the puppy grows. Weigh him regularly and adjust the amount you feed according to his new weight. The gram amount you feed him will increase until he starts putting on 'fatty weight' at which time you would reduce the amount you feed him until he reaches his ideal adult weight.
When you change a diet expect the puppy to have a very loose stool for up to 4 days.which will settle in a few days.
We strongly recommend giving them Pro-Canine which is a live enzyme and will assist with the transition.