HI RAW!'S FOOD PORTION GUIDE FOR YOUR BELOVED PETS
The nutrition of pets is crucial to ensure a healthy, disease-free, shiny coat, and active life. Here are important issues that pet owners should know:
THE RIGHT TIME TO WEAN AND TRANSITION TO SOLID FOOD FOR CATS AND DOGS
- Most cat and dog puppies begin eating solid food at around 3-4 weeks old. Therefore, the best time for weaning is typically around 7-8 weeks old. If separated from the mother too early, they can be susceptible to illnesses as mother's milk provides essential nutrients and antibodies to fight common diseases.
- When cat and dog puppies start eating solid food, it's a good idea to mix three parts of food with one part of water or a milk substitute for easier digestion. If transitioning to a Raw Food diet for Cats and Dogs, the ideal time is around 2 months old.
Refer to the Raw Food menu for cat and dog puppies from 2 months old here.
Feeding Dogs Properly
How many meals do dogs eat a day?
- Puppies under 4 months old: feed them four times a day.
- Puppies between 4-6 months old: three meals a day.
- Dogs older than 6 months: two meals a day. Stick to a strict feeding schedule.
How to calculate the amount of food for dog
Feeding Cats Properly
- For kittens aged 2 months to under 1 year, provide them with 3-4 meals per day during their rapid growth phase.
- Adult cats over 1 year can reduce the number of daily meals to 2-3, with larger portions per meal.
- Senior cats aged 4 or above require only 2 meals a day.
- For kittens under 12 months, they should consume 4-6% of their body weight per day.
- For adult cats over 1 year, they should consume 2.5 - 4% of their body weight per day.
Refer to the upgraded Raw Food menu for Cats here.
FEEDING METHODS FOR DOGS AND CATS TO STAY HEALTHY
You pour the food into a bowl, allowing your pet to eat whenever they want. This method is suitable for dry food and for busy owners who don't have time to feed pets at specific times.
Advantages: Owners don't have to worry about being home at specific times to feed their pets.
Disadvantages: If you have multiple pets, stronger ones may bully weaker ones and prevent them from eating. There's also a risk of obesity if the pet eats too much.
This method is recommended by experts. It allows you to adjust the food for overweight or underweight pets. It also allows for better control of adding supplements or vitamins to the food. Furthermore, the feeding time is an opportunity for you to bond with your pet during the day.
Your pet may experience diarrhea if you change their diet abruptly. When switching to a new food, mix two parts of the old food with one part of the new food for about 2 days. The next two days, mix two parts of the new food with one part of the old food. Afterward, you can feed the new food entirely.
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