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from imperial beach, CA asked:
September 23, 2015
How many ounces is required for one meal for an approximately 20 pound dog?
8 Nuggets, which amounts to approximately 2.3 ounces. For more information, check out these feeding directions: Because of the importance of moisture in a raw diet, we recommend rehydrating this product with water or Primal Raw Goat Milk for optimum nutrition absorption. To rehydrate, add 1 tablespoon of water or raw goat milk for every nugget, or 1/4 cup for 4 nuggets. For best rehydrating results, break nuggets into small pieces and mix thoroughly to force moisture into product. Feed adult dogs the equivalent of 2-3% of their body weight in rehydrated food per day (see weight chart and percentages). Transition slowly. Begin by mixing 1/4 parts freeze-dried to 3/4 parts current diet. Gradually increase amount of freeze-dried daily. Adult dogs: divide total daily feeding portion into 2 meals. Puppies and pregnant or lactating females: divide total daily feeding portion into 3-4 meals. Dog Wt. - Nuggets (based on 2.5% feeding percentage for weight) 5 lbs - 2 Nuggets; 10 lbs - 4 Nuggets; 20 lbs - 8 Nuggets; 40 lbs - 16 Nuggets; 60 lbs - 24 Nuggets; 80 lbs - 32 Nuggets; 100 lbs - 40 Nuggets; Daily Feeding Percentages* 2.0% - Weight Loss; 2.5% - Maintain Weight; 3.0% - Slight Weight Gain; 3.5% - Significant Weight Gain; 4.0% - Puppies (8 weeks - 1 year); 4.5 - 8.0% - Puppies (4 weeks - 8 weeks); 4.0 - 8.0% - Pregnant/Lactating; Because calories vary between products, this feeding chart is based on 2.5% and formula rotation. Your dog's activity, age, metabolism and breed may affect overall feeding quantity. *Percentages based on rehydration of product.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 15, 2015