(FAQ) (KB) Meal Planning

Meal Planning

I need help with my canine meal plans?

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 submit an Enquiry to us. 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.

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I need help with my feline meal plans?

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.

Be sure to also checkout our blog for additional articles.

What are the common feeding mistakes I need to watch for?

Dr Karen Becker wrote a very good article about common feeding mistakes that you can read [ref]. Our advise - keep it simple, rotate often, and make sure that at least 30% of the weekly meal plan includes some raw meaty bones.

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Disclaimer

PLEASE NOTE that we cannot guarantee that your pet will like or eat the food we stock and supply. Pets, more specifically cats, get used to eating certain kinds of food and it can be challenging to get them to change to something different. If your pet will not eat the food, after a lot of persuasion, and you feel the food will go to waste, we suggest donating it to a shelter. Please note that we are not veterinarians and cannot diagnose your pet or “prescribe” a diet or a supplement for your pet. Please ensure that you are familiar with our [medical disclaimer]. We can and will gladly make suggestions for your pet based on information you provide to us from a fooding perspective. We recommend you consult with your veterinarian before changing the diet of a sick animal or incorporating any new supplements, specifically in cases where medications or other treatments are already being used. You are strongly advised to consult your vet or health care professional if your animal is seriously ill.