To thaw, remove from bag, place in a container with a lid and defrost in the refrigerator. Do not re-freeze the BARF patties and nuggets once they have been thawed. Food will spoil if left unrefrigerated for an extended period of time. Excess food should be refrigerated for the next feeding or discarded.
You can determine how much to feed your pet based on his weight and activity level. Puppies should be fed one 8 ounce patty for every 8 lbs. of body weight. Moderately active adults and seniors should be fed one 8 ounce patty for every 25 lbs. of body weight. For high performance working dogs, it is recommended to feed one 8 oz. patty for every 12 lbs. of body weight.
Do NOT cook the raw food: Food loses most of its nutritional value including enzymes and biologically active essential fatty acids once it goes through the heat process of cooking. Essential fatty acids, damaged by heat and oxygen, become slow poisons, doing irreparable damage. Cooking also produces carcinogens and anti-immunogens. Also many minerals, essential amino acids and vitamins become indigestible.
|2% body weight||4% body weight||6% body weight|
|12 lb. dog||½ Patty/day||12 lb. dog||1 Patty/day||12 lb. dog||1 ½ Patty/day|
|25 lb. dog||1 Patty/day||25 lb. dog||2 Patties/day||25 lb. dog||3 Patties/day|
|50 lb. dog||2 Patties/day||50 lb. dog||4 Patties/day||50 lb. dog||6 Patties/day|
|100 lb. dog||4 Patties/day||100 lb. dog||8 Patties/day||100 lb. dog||9 Patties/day|