Making the switch to raw dog food can be a little overwhelming. From storing raw foods to calculating how much to feed your pet, there is a lot to consider before making the switch.
So why make the switch? The benefits of a raw dog food diet are worth it. Below we discuss how to store Corrina’s Corner premade dog food, how to calculate the amount to serve your dog, and how much raw dog food costs compared to traditional, dry foods.
Thawing Tips for Premade Raw Dog Food
It is important to follow proper safety and sanitary practices when thawing raw meat. If you allow meat to sit out for too long or thaw too fast, then it can spoil and give your dog an upset stomach.
- Keep meat frozen until ready to use.
- Thaw frozen food in pre-portioned containers in the refrigerator.
- To quickly thaw, place into a water-tight bag and thaw in a bath of cold water.
- It is recommended to not leave raw, thawed food out for more than 2 hours.
- Thawed raw foods will maintain optimum freshness for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
How Much Raw Food to Feed Your Dog or Puppy
Whether your dog needs to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, a raw dog food diet can help your pet reach any goal. Typically, with raw dog food diets, you will be able to serve a smaller volume of food per day. Raw diets allow for better digestion and assimilation of nutrients than traditional dry, processed dog foods.
The general rule of thumb for how much raw food you should be feeding your dog is 2-3% of their body weight split between 2 feedings per day. For puppies, you can serve up to 10% of their body weight divided between 3 or 4 feedings per day. Growing puppies, especially the large breeds, should be kept lean, so adjustments to feeding amounts will have to be monitored closely.
If you’re trying to figure out how much to feed your dog, check out our simple raw food calculator.
Shop Budget-Friendly Raw Dog Food at Corrina’s Corner
At Corrina’s Corner, we strive to provide the highest-quality raw pet food while staying budget friendly. As a local business, we offer reasonable prices, and we use human-grade ingredients to ensure your pets receive the safest food possible.
Feel good about what you’re feeding your four-legged best friend. The premade raw dog food at Corrina’s Corner offers excellent well-balanced nutrition to keep dogs happy and healthy. Start shopping online today or check us out at your local Atlanta retailer.