Large Dog - Feeding Recommendations - Farm Fresh Pet Foods

Large Dog - Feeding Recommendations

 While every dog is an individual and will have different needs,
we find that the average dog should consume approximately
2 - 3% of their body weight daily.
Our foods are very dense & highly digestible, pets get more nutrition
with every bite.
We recommend that you feed your dog 2 times a day,
once in the morning and once at night.

Large breed puppies can consume a bit more than their body weight in preparation for their future development.

Canine Weight (in lbs) 5 to 14 15 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 50 51 to 75 76 to 100 100+
Recommending Feeding (in lbs/day) 1/4 to 1/3 1/3 to 1/2 1/2 to 2/3 3/4 to 1 1 to 2 1 1/2 to 3 2+ (2-2.5% of body weight)



Extremely active dogs may require more while less active dogs may require slightly less. These are recommendations only. Your dog's needs may differ, and there is no substitute for monitoring the health & weight of your dog on a regular basis. 


Meal Plan Recommendation

For large active dogs with a big appetite, we have our Eco Packs, which pack 3lb of food in one compact box, perfect for saving freezer space and a few bucks.
And for older dogs with muscle or digestion problems, we have a great collection of lean proteins for easy digestion.
1 tub a day, 7 tubs a week, or 4 eco boxes for 2 weeks worth of food.

Proper Food Handling

Our foods come frozen and should remain frozen until they are ready to be consumed. Food should be frozen or refrigerated at all times. We recommend using the food in the container within 5 days of defrosting. The best method of defrosting is to use your refrigerator. It will take approximately 24 - 48 hours to fully defrost using the fridge depending upon the temperature of your fridge.

Some clients choose to use the microwave to defrost, which is fine as we package in microwave-safe containers. The microwave is not our preferred method as it does, to some extent, negate the delicate cooking process we use. Always remember though, using the microwave definitely beats having a hungry puppy, which is why we mention it as an option.

Never refreeze food once it has fully defrosted or allow foods to sit at room temperature for extended periods of time. Follow proper food handling techniques as you would follow for yourself. Exercise common sense when handling any type of fresh food product. Follow proper sanitation methods with your dog's bowl and other items that may come in contact with the food.