Meal Planning

Canine Meal Planning

Changing from kibble to natural, biologically specie appropriate pet cuisine can sometimes be daunting. If you know what you want, please continue with the online shopping cart. If you are not sure, please do not hesitate to call use, or send us a request to hello@rawfoodforpets.com. We will call you to discuss the specific needs and requirements, and then work out a sample meal plan for your consideration.

Typically, you want to ensure that you transition with one of the chicken products, and once your fur kids are happy and comfortable with their new diet, introduce more protein variety into the diet. The daily feeding requirements are calculated based on the fur kids' desired weight instead of the Metabolic Energy (ME) consumption or kCAL rates used by most commercial kibble manufacturers.

Please note that these recommendations are for guidance only. It is safe to adjust these amounts for individuals based on health, lifestyle and appetite to achieve an ideal trim body condition.

The table below illustrate this for all canine life stages.

Desired or Ideal Weight of Adult Dog (kg)
Typical Adult (grams/day)
Pregnant (grams/day)
New Mother with Puppies (grams/day)
Puppies up to 6 months (grams/day)
Puppies between 6 - 12 months (grams/day)
Adolescent Puppies (grams/day) (12-21 months)
Senior Adult (low activity)
1 - 5
49 - 245
98 - 490
147 - 735
102 - 514
73 - 367
61 - 306
24 - 122
5 - 10
185 - 370
370 - 740
555 - 1,11
388 - 777
277 - 555
231 - 462
92 - 185
10 - 20
320 - 640
640 - 1,28
960 - 1,92
672 - 1,34
480 - 960
400 - 800
160 - 320
20 - 30
560 - 840
1,12 - 1,68
1,68 - 2,52
1,18 - 1,76
840 - 1,26
700 - 1,0
280 - 420
30 - 40
750 - 1,0
1,5 - 2,0
2,25 - 3,0
1,58 - 2,1
1,13 - 1,5
937 - 1,25
375 - 500
40 - 50
960 - 1,2
1,92 - 2,4
2,88 - 3,6
2,0 - 2,52
1,44 - 1,8
1,2 - 1,5
480 - 600

The feeding guidelines are based on averages, each fur kid is uniquely individual. To illustrate the above, assume we have a 4 year old Boston, weighing 10kgs and not to active. This means that:

  • We will be feeding @ 3% of desired body weight, which is roughly 300 grams per day;
  • We are feeding twice a day, therefore, 150 grams per meal
  • Assuming there is 30 days in the month, need to therefore order 9 kgs of food for the month

For our guidelines poster, view here.

Toy Breeds

Desired or Ideal Weight of Adult Dog (kg)

Typical Adult (grams/day)

1 - 2
62 - 124
2 - 3
104 - 156
3 - 4
141 - 188
4 - 5
176 - 220
5 - 6
205 - 246

Small Breeds

Desired or Ideal Weight of Adult Dog (kg)

Typical Adult (grams/day)

6 - 7
236 - 275
7 - 8
265 - 303
8 - 9
293 - 330
9 - 10
320 - 356
10 - 11
346 - 381
11 - 12
372 - 406
12 - 13
397 - 430
13 - 14
422 - 454

Medium Breeds

Desired or Ideal Weight of Adult Dog (kg)

Typical Adult (grams/day)

14 - 15
446 - 478
15 - 16
470 - 501
16 - 17
493 - 524
17 - 18
516 - 546
18 - 19
538 - 568
19 - 20
561 - 591
20 - 21
583 - 612
21 - 22
604 - 633
22 - 23
626 - 654
23 - 24
647 - 675
24 - 25
668 - 696
25 - 26
689 - 717
26 - 27
709 - 736


Large Breeds

Desired or Ideal Weight of Adult Dog (kg)

Typical Adult (grams/day)

27 - 28
730 - 757
28 - 29
750 - 777
29 - 30
770 - 797
30 - 31
790 - 816
31 - 32
809 - 835
32 - 33
829 - 855
33 - 34
848 - 874
34 - 35
867 - 893
35 - 36
886 - 911
36 - 37
905 - 930
37 - 38
924 - 949
38 - 39
943 - 968
39 - 40
961 - 986
40 - 41
980 - 1,0

X-Large Breeds

Desired or Ideal Weight of Adult Dog (kg)

Typical Adult (grams/day)

41 - 42
998 - 1,02
42 - 43
1,02 - 1,04
43 - 44
1,03 - 1,06
44 - 45
1,05 - 1,08
45 - 46
1,07 - 1,09
46 - 47
1,09 - 1,11
47 - 48
1,11 - 1,13
48 - 49
1,12 - 1,15
49 - 50
1,14 - 1,16

We stock pet cuisine from Simply Pets, Doggobone, Raw Love and Dogmatters to make up your meal efforts with ease. Simply Pets and Dogmatters are packaged using flat packs, whereas Doggobone use sausage style packaging and Raw Love margarine-style tubs. This allow us to address both the financial as well as the convenience elements of feeding your fur kids.

Feline Meal Planning

Please note that these recommendations are for guidance only. It is safe to adjust these amounts for individuals based on health, lifestyle and appetite to achieve an ideal trim body condition.

The table below illustrate this for all feline life stages.

Desired or Ideal Weight of Adult Cat (kg)

Typical Adult (grams/day)

Pregnant (grams/day)

New Mother with Kittens (grams/day)

Kittens up to 4 months (grams/day)

Kittens 4 - 9 months (grams/day)
Kittens 9 - 12 months (grams/day)

Adolescent Kittens (grams/day) (12 months & older)

Senior Adult (low activity)

1 - 1.5
40 - 60


130 - 195


40 - 60
35 - 53
1.5 - 2
60 - 80


165 - 220


60 - 80
53 - 70
2 - 2.5
80 - 100


200 - 250
200 - 250

80 - 100
70 - 88
2.5 - 3
100 - 120


250 - 300
250 - 300
209 - 251
100 - 120
88 - 105
3 - 3.5
120 - 140
270 - 315
450 - 525

270 - 315
238 - 278
120 - 140
105 - 123
3.5 - 4
140 - 160
315 - 360
525 - 600

315 - 360
266 - 304
140 - 160
123 - 140
4 - 4.5
160 - 180
360 - 405
600 - 675

360 - 405
304 - 342
160 - 180
140 - 158
4.5 - 5
180 - 200
405 - 450
675 - 750

405 - 450
329 - 366
180 - 200
158 - 175
5 - 5.5
200 - 220
450 - 495
750 - 825


353 - 388
200 - 220
175 - 193
5.5 - 6
220 - 240
440 - 480
715 - 780


376 - 410
220 - 240
165 - 180
6 - 6.5
210 - 228
480 - 520
780 - 845


399 - 432
210 - 228
180 - 195
6.5 - 7
228 - 245
520 - 560
845 - 910


455 - 490
228 - 245
195 - 210
7 - 8
245 - 280
490 - 560
770 - 880



245 - 280
210 - 240
8 - 9
280 - 315
560 - 630
880 - 990



280 - 315
240 - 270
9 - 10
315 - 350
630 - 700
990 - 1,0



315 - 350
270 - 300

We stock feline pet cuisine from Simply Pets and Raw Love to make up your meal efforts with ease. Simply Pets is packaged using flat packs, whereas Raw Love margarine-style tubs. This allow us to address both the financial as well as the convenience elements of feeding your fur kids.

For our guidelines poster, view here.