Your dog will enjoy eating from this balanced menu!
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The Sample Whole Food Monthly Meal Plan provides pet owner’s with an example of a well balanced monthly schedule, using whole foods. The menu is designed to attain and maintain nutritional balance over a one week period. Balance is achieved by including a variety of muscle meats, organs, fats and bones. This philosophy is based on the principles of the whole prey model. The plan can be strictly adhered to, or you may find your pet responds better to nutritional modifications (e.g., more chicken, less lamb). Vegetable puree is optional in a natural raw diet. Some dogs seem to love plant matter while others refuse to consume it. Regardless, dogs are not naturally adapted to eat and digest plant matter effectively, so do not need to consume it to maintain peak condition.
Please note the weekly distribution of meals containing bone. If your pet eats several meals in a row that contain high bone content, his stool will become hard. Conversely, several boneless meals in succession will lead to loose stool. Providing variation between high and low bone content meals will ensure consistent stool.
Our products are delivered frozen, ready to be stored in your freezer.
The Ground Food Monthly Menu Plan provides pet owners with an example of a well balanced monthly schedule, using ground foods. Our ground food line achieves balance in every meal. Each dinner includes muscle meats, organs and natural bones, based on the principles of the whole prey model. Totally Raw Ground Dinners are ideal for puppies that lack the ability to chew whole foods. Dogs that gulp their food or are transitioning to raw can also benefit from our ground line. In addition, dogs that suffer from periodontal disease and lack the dentition to consume whole foods are excellent candidates for the ground line.
Please note that we strongly recommend offering whole bones to all dogs. Bones are necessary for optimal oral health. Not only are bones great for clean and healthy teeth and gums, they provide hours of enjoyment and important minerals.
Totally Raw does not advocate the use of weight bearing bones (marrow bones). Weight bearing bones are much too hard and place undo stress on teeth. This could lead to fractures or premature wearing of the dentition.
At eight weeks of age, a pup should be eating at least three meals a day. At seven months his feeding regime can be reduced to two feedings, and at one year old, decreased to one feeding each day. This schedule is a guide only. Smaller breeds achieve their full size at a younger age than larger breeds. As a result, smaller breeds can reduce the frequency of meals at a younger age than larger breeds. Often pups the size of Cairn Terriers will be eating one meal per day by the time they are seven months old while a Mastiff pup will eat two meals until he is one year old.
A raw natural diet is much lower in protein than kibble. As such, raw food produces slow, even growth without the spikes seen in kibble fed puppies. This more stable growth pattern means abnormal skeletal growth such as hip dysplasia is not as prevalent as in kibble fed dogs.
Be careful not to over exercise your pup with long walks as this can cause permanent joint problems. The best exercise for pups is play.