The general rule of thumb when feeding raw dog food is to give them 2-3% of their ideal body weight. So for a 50lb dog they should get 1 block per day. 2%= 1lb=1block.This still varies dog to dog so once you finish the transition stage it’s important to watch your dogs weight and adjust accordingly.
You can check your dogs weight by observing their ribs. You should be able to just see or just feel them when you run your hands over them.
Transition to Raw
This again depends on the each dog’s stomach. But to be safe if you follow the guidelines below it should go smoothly.
Day 1 - 90% Kibble 10% Raw
Day 2 - 75% Kibble 25% Raw
Day 3 - 50% Kibble 50% Raw
Day 4 - 25% Kibble 75% Raw
Day 5 - 0% Kibble 100% Raw
Some things to note:
Observe your pets stool as you go through these stages. If they have diarrhea take an extra day before moving to the next stage.
Don’t leave the food out. If they don’t eat it in 10mins pick it up. That’s it for that meal.
You can either feed them 1 once or twice a day. Dogs under a year should be fed 3 times a day if possible.