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The BARF Diet Feeding Fundamentals

Feeding Your Dog BARF

Safe handling procedures

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.

Feeding Guideline

1.Type the weight of your dog: 
*As a general rule, a normal active dog requires about 2% of its body weight per day. A highly active dog may require about 6% of its body weight per day. No two dogs are alike in their metabolic rates, age, or activity levels. Puppies can use up to 10% of their growing body weight. Always keep tabs on your dogs weight to ensure a healthy weight or growth rate is maintained. 

2.Click on the arrow to make your selection: 
(See weights and measures below)

3. Click on the "equals" button:

**This is per day divided into 2 feedings

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
***Extremely active dogs and breeds, puppies and unneutered dogs should be increased accordingly. It is always important to keep an eye on your dog's weight, energy and vitality.