Why feed raw?
Feeding raw mimics the way dogs and cats have eaten for millennia. It is often referred to as the ancestral diet and is formulated to include only foods that your dog or cat would eat in the wild. No grains, No potatoes, No cheap fillers, No animal byproducts or feather meal, No synthetic chemicals and No processed foods, not only are we not adding a bunch of cheap junk to pet food but the ingredients that we do use are the most biologically appropriate, clean and pure, responsibly sourced ingredients that we could find.
With pure animal meat, whole fish, free range eggs, organs and bones, fresh vegetables, herbs and seasonal fruits, these ingredients are chosen for great taste and the long term health of your pets in mind.
Supplemental feeding with even just one serving of raw dog or cat food a day has the potential to reduce bad breath, increase energy and stamina, help settle digestive problems, increase coat shine, reduce allergy symptoms, increased mobility in joints, and help to control body weight.
Our goal behind The Pet Food Project is to make the healthiest, most nutritious pet food available without any of the synthetic, laboratory made vitamins and minerals that highly processed pet food companies have to add to their products. This means that our recipes are not designed or intended to have 100% of all of your pet’s daily nutritional needs. Instead we see the benefits of feeding your pets the highest quality whole ingredients and managing nutritional needs over the course of time by routinely switching up recipes to ensure your pet eats a wide, varying and nutritious diet.
All pets are different and nutritional needs vary depending on breed, age, size, environment and level of daily activity.
For Feeding Dogs
We recommend that you feed your dog 2-3% of their body weight in raw food everyday. For younger more active dogs or dogs that are growing and gaining weight we recommend staying closer to 3%. For older, less active or overweight dogs we recommend that you stay closer to 2%. This equals about a ½ pound of food daily for every 25 pounds of body weight. This can be adjusted up and down depending on your individual dog’s needs. We also recommend that you split feedings into a morning and evening meal. So a 25 pound dog would eat a quarter pound of raw food for breakfast and a quarter pound of raw food for dinner.
A 25 pound dog should eat ½ pound of food per day
A 50 pound dog should eat 1 pound of food per day
A 75 pound dog should eat 1.5 pounds of food per day
A 100 pound dog should eat 2 pounds of food per day
Remember that these numbers can vary and your very active 100 pound dog
may eat up to 3% of its body weight or 3lbs of food per day.
For Feeding Cats
We recommend feeding your cat between 2-4% of their total body weight in raw food per day. Most older or inactive cats will be right at 2% to maintain a healthy weight but some very active cats and those that are going through growth spurts may need up to 4%. We recommend ¼ pound of for every 10lbs of body weight but can be adjusted up and down depending on individual cat’s needs. We also recommend that you split feedings into a morning and evening meal. So a 10 pound cat would eat ⅛ of a pound of raw food for breakfast and ⅛ of a pound of raw food for dinner.
A 5 pound cat would eat ⅛ of a pound of raw food per day
A 10 pound cat would eat ¼ pound of raw food per day
A 15 pound cat would eat a ⅜ of a pound of raw food per day
A 20 pound cat would eat ½ of a pound of raw food per day
Remember that these numbers can vary and your very active 10 pound cat may
eat up to a 4% of its body weight or a ½ pound of food per day.
*These products are raw and may contain bacteria that could be harmful to humans if mishandled. Please keep frozen or refrigerated until ready to use. Remember to always wash your hands, utensils, dog bowls and any surfaces that come into contact with raw food with hot soapy water.