How often should I feed my puppy raw meat? What to Know

After learning how much raw food to feed, it’s only logical we tackle how often you should feed your dog next.

Not everyone will follow the same schedule or pattern. Does every person you know eat the same number of meals each day? Do all people eat at the same times? No, because this varies by the individual. In the end, how often you feed your dog will boil down to your dog’s preferences and your schedule. Do your best but do what works for you.

The first thing to understand is that feeding frequency is your choice to make. Several options are available, and each has their own pros and cons. Take recommendations for puppies, pregnant, or nursing dogs more seriously. But for the vast majority of adult and senior dogs, feeding frequency is lenient. And remember, dogs are individuals.

Which Food Should I Feed?

If you’re curious about which type of raw food to feed your dog, there are a couple things to consider:

  • If you’re currently feeding kibble, what is its base meat? For example, raw beef would be a good place to start if you previously fed beef-based kibble.
  • If you have a new puppy and haven’t previously fed kibble, it will really depend on your individual dog and what he or she prefers. We recommend starting with raw turkey or chicken because it’s a leaner product, whereas beef is a richer product. Going for a leaner meat may help them ease into raw.
  • Along with meat, the nutritious value of vegetables and fruits should also be considered. To minimize your pets exposure to pesticides and glyphosate, feed your dog only certified organic and non-GMO dog-friendly vegetables and fruits.

    Ultimately, it’s up to you and your veterinarian to decide which specific type of raw food is the most beneficial for your dog’s health. We encourage you to rotate through our recipes for optimal nutrition and enjoyment!

    What Time Should I Feed My Puppy?

    1. Evenings are a time most family members are home and are able to supervise mealtimes. 2. If you feed outside, temperatures are cooler in the evening and pests are less bothersome. 3. Dogs tend to mellow out and sleep well after a good-sized meal. But again, this is entirely flexible. Figure out what’s best for your work routine and your dog’s potty schedule.

    If feeding 2x per day, it’s recommended to feed one meal in the morning and one at night. And if feeding 1x per day, it’s recommended to feed one meal either in the morning or at night. With once a day feeding, what’s preferred – morning or evening? That’s your call though most dog owners opt to feed in the evening for several reasons.

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