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Raw Dog Food Guide: How Much To Feed Your Dog

This usually depends on the dog and taking factors such as age, body mass index, level of physical activity, and general health into account for the appropriate amount. 

We recommend feeding your dog a daily total of 2% to 3% of their body weight.

However, like with humans, this number can shift based on what’s required. If they are overweight and could benefit from losing some weight, you might want to cut back on their intake. 

We recommend talking to your vet or a veterinary nutritionist about how much food your dog should be eating if it is overweight or underweight.

In this guide, we go through what factors you need to consider and how much dog food you should be giving to your furry friend.

how much raw dog food to feed a dog

Factors To Consider:

Calorie Intake

Calculate how many calories your dog needs to maintain its current weight, age, and level of activity. 

Also, due to differences in metabolism and activity level, some dogs may need more or less food than the guidelines recommend. Age, breed, and existing health issues can all play a role in determining their specific nutritional requirements.

Follow the Manufacturer’s Recommendations 

Feeding instructions for raw dog food should be followed. Typically, these recommendations will be based on how much your dog weighs and it carefully put together with a team of experts.

Make A Gradual Transition

In order to prevent gastric discomfort, moving your dog to a raw food diet should be done gradually over the course of a week. Start with just a few servings per day and watch their reactions as you go.

Monitor Your Dog’s Weight

Keep a close eye on your dog’s weight and body condition. Adjust the portion size as needed to maintain a healthy weight. If your dog is losing weight, increase the portion; if they are gaining too much weight, reduce it.

Age Matters

Your dog’s age is a major factor in deciding whether or not a raw food diet is appropriate for them. The nutritional requirements of puppies, adult dogs, and senior dogs are all different. 

Puppies, on the one hand, have higher protein and vitamin needs for their development, while senior dogs may profit from joint health supplements.

How much raw dog food should I feed my dog?

For Adult Dogs

This usually depends on the dog – the larger their size, the more they tend to eat. Here’s our take on how much dog food you need to feed your furry friend.

DOG WEIGHT2%3%
5kg100g150g
10kg200g300g
15kg300g450g
20kg400g600g
25kg500g750g
30kg600g900g
35kg700g1050g
40kg800g1200g
45kg900g1350g
50kg1000g1500g

For Puppies 

The proportions for a puppy are different to adult portions. The factors that determine this are mostly dependent on your pet baby’s age. 

Here’s what we recommend:

PUPPY AGE
PUPPY WEIGHT0-4 MONTHS (8%)4-6 MONTHS (6%)6-12 MONTHS (4%)
1kg80g
3kg240g180g120g
5kg640g300g200g
8kg480g320g
10kg600g400g
15kg600g
20kg800g

It is important to note that our portion sizes are carefully designed, with experts, around Wild Pack, rather than those of commercially processed dog food. 

Keep an eye on your dog’s age, calorie intake,  activity level, and health before making any changes to its diet. 

With the right amount of love and care, your dog will flourish on a raw food diet and get the many benefits it provides, such as: 

  • Improved digestion
  • Better sh*t
  • Glossier coats
  • Stronger immune system

FAQs for Pet Parents 

What is the smallest amount of Wild Pack I can order? 

Although your dog might disagree, the minimum quantity you can order is 6kg. 

Do I need to supplement my dog’s raw diet?

All the essential nutrients for your dog’s health can be found in our Wild Pack raw recipes – it’s pawfect!

Where do your ingredients come from?

All of our ingredients are sourced from the UK, giving your dog a taste of Britain in every bite. 

FAQs for Dogs

Can you deliver it to my home? 

Yes and no.

Unfortunately, we don’t deliver if you live the areas mentioned below – you may have to ask your parent to check for you:

Highlands

KA27, KA28
AB31 to AB56
IV1 to IV63,
KW1 to KW14
KW15 to KW17
PH15 to PH50
PA20 to PA78,
HS1 to HS9,
ZE1 to ZE3
FK17 to FK21
TR21 to TR25

Isle of Man

Northern Ireland

Guernsey

Jersey

Isle of Wight

PO30 to PO41

Don’t be sad, we promise we’re working on it. 

We want to bring fresh food to you and your friends. Bear with us though, we’re on it.

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Badger was completely unphased by meal times before I switched him over to Wild Pack from kibble. He gets so excited now when he sees the tub, that I've had to get him a slow feeder bowl so he doesn't inhale it all in two minutes!!

Amanda & Badger
London, UK
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Fantastic raw dog food! Great consistency full of all the goodness your dog needs. Handy packaging and most importantly, Freddie loves it! I would highly recommend Wild Pack to anyone who really cares for their dogs health and well being!

Daniel & Freddie
Leicester, UK
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Tarka has always eaten raw but she's usually quite fussy on flavours. All six Wild Pack recipes were a big hit with her though. And as the one who dishes it out, I love it too. Far less smelly and much easier to serve than any of the other brands we've tried!

Verity & Tarka
Norfolk, UK
Better sh*t

Smaller, less smelly and more pick-uppable poos. That’s all down to improved digestion and gut health, more natural fibre sources, fewer carbohydrates and no nasty additives or preservatives.

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Glossier coats

Dogs on raw diets get healthy fatty acids, improved nutrient absorption, increased hydration (due to higher moisture content) and better protein quality. So their coats are utterly fabulous.

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Better digestion

Raw dog food is so much kinder to your dog’s insides. With no additives, no preservatives and fewer carbohydrates, they’ll get improved digestion and fewer tummy troubles.

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Stronger immune system

When we eat sh*t and don’t get enough nutrients, we get ill. It's just the same for dogs. But when they eat raw like they’re supposed to, it’s the foundation of good health.

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Bags of energy

Commercial kibble causes crashes and spikes of energy. But raw food is lighter on carbohydrates and has whole meat, bones and organs which release energy steadily, so they’re full of beans all day long.

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Better breath

Improved digestion, a better balance of nutrients, fewer carbohydrates and no additives or preservatives. Goodbye dragon breath!

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