There are many variations on the proper way to feed a fresh raw food diet to dogs. Your duty to your beloved pet is to research and seek out a method that works for you and your pet.
Typically, the most recognized formula for feeding Raw foods is by weight. The formula is 80% Species Appropriate Muscle Meat, 10% Bone or Calcium and 10% Organ meat ( 5% Liver, 5% spleen kidney as well as others) which should be fed at 2% of dog's weight once a day. While this is a good starting point, it may not be a a balnced diet for your Dog. In order to balance a dog's ration, the metabolic energy needs to be determined. Growing puppies may need twice the amount of food fed twice daily or more. This should be used as a starting point as caloric requirements and essential nutrients must also be addressed.
One of the key negative responses to raw feeding is the Salmonella scare. Be aware, many pets carry Salmonella already and are equiped to handle it. The dangers of Salmonella contamination is for humans , thus cleanliness and sanitation is important. Feeding Human grade meat greatly reduces chances of Salmonella contamination.
Your pet will love you for doing this. We have provided some information to you as to the why and the how, in page tabs in this section.