FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DO I FEED MY DOG?
Let’s answer this question in two parts.
Puppies- One thing about puppies, they grow really fast! They get bigger and bigger each day. For owners that want to start their puppy on raw, you can use this as a general guideline. This is based on a puppy’s age, and weight. Keep in mind large breed dogs grow at a different rate than small breed dogs.
This is a general guideline and adjustments can be made depending on your dog’s individual needs.
4-6 months: 6-8% of your puppy’s current body weight
7-9 months: 4-6% of your puppy’s current body weight
10-12 months: 3-4% of your puppy’s current body weight
Adult dog- An adult dog’s diet is based on maintaining an ideal healthy weight, rather than the growth they need as a puppy.
A dog’s portion depends on their weight, activity level and age. You should consult with a vet if your dog has any special dietary needs. Again, this is a general guideline
Active dog/underweight dog: 3% of its body weight
Less active/ overweight/ senior dogs: 1.5% of its body weight
Adult dogs with an ideal weight: 2% of its body weight
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FEED MY DOG?
We recommend feeding your dog 1-2 times a day, and for puppies 2-4 times a day. This will also depend on if your dog has any special needs set out by your vet.
HOW DO I TRANSITION MY DOG FROM DRY FOOD TO RAW?
This is a debatable question for most people, as generally speaking both foods digest differently. Because of this reason a lot of dog owners will avoid feeding raw and kibble at the same feeding. We have studied and done our own trials and came to the conclusion that every dog is different and each has their own needs. What works for one dog may not work for another.
HOW DO I STORE THE FOOD?
Keep frozen! Store food in the freezer. Keep in mind, this is raw meat.
HOW DO I SERVE THE FOOD TO MY DOG?
You can serve our food to your dog one of two ways. You can serve it frozen or alternatively you can thaw it out in the fridge for an hour prior to feeding. Just make sure that each time you feed your dog you are using a clean bowl. This way you are preventing bacteria from transferring. After feeding your dog, be sure to wash your hands!
MY DOG HAS ALLERGIES, CAN YOU LEAVE OUT SOME OF THE INGREDIENTS YOU HAVE IN YOUR MIXES?
Of course! We understand that every dog is unique and has special needs. Shoot us an email, text or call us and we’ll customize a mix for you.
CAN I BOIL YOUR RAW FOODS?
No. The food contains bones. When boiled, bones can be sharper and dangerous which could put your dog at risk.
MY DOG WONT EAT THE FOOD, WHAT DO I DO?
Chicken or Turkey mix would be your best option. Those meats aren't too tough and are easily digestible. Once your dog gets used to those, it's easier for you to introduce different proteins.
MY DOG ISN'T DRINKING AS MUCH WATER. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
Not at all. Mrs. Raw Dog food contains ingredients at its natural state. The moisture needed comes from the raw meat and blood. Since water is removed from kibble and it's a dry food dogs tend to drink more water to maintain proper hydration.
WHY VEGETABLES & EGGS?
Both vegetables and eggs come from the raw family. Providing different benefits, vegetables give them carbohydrates for energy, plus fiber and minerals while eggs are an excellent source of protein, iron and calcium.
There are two general ways to switch dogs to raw foods – fast and slow. With healthy young dogs, the rapid method is typically the simplest and most successful. However, for older pets that have been eating kibble/dry food all their life or dogs with gastrointestinal problems, a slower transition is recommended.
Fast switch: Most dogs that are young and healthy can do a quick switch to raw overnight. (kibble yesterday and raw today)
Slow switch: This is a very common option which most owners like to do. The transition can be anywhere from 2 days to a week. This is where you can mix dry food and a small portion of raw to their feeding and gradually decrease the amount of dry food each day.
CAN I MIX KIBBLE AND RAW FOOD?
Don't panic. This is normal when introducing your dog to a more balanced diet. Some dogs can be confused, especially if it’s their first time trying raw. If your dog doesn't eat the food right away it's important that you don't force them to. Leave the food in their bowl for some time and let them adjust. They may lick it and go away, come back and repeat. This is a good sign because they are now showing interest. Another thing you can try is adding a teaspoon of plain yogurt on top of the patty. As mentioned above, mixing their old food or kibble with their new diet works also. Be patient as it can take a few days for this transition.