While every dog is an individual and will have different needs,
Nursing females will need to eat more to support their litter. It is recommended to feed them 4 - 8% of their weight and should be fed 3 times per day.
|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)|
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.