It is important to use your dog's "Ideal Weight" not necessarily
their current weight when selecting quantities to feed from the Feeding Chart.
If you are not sure or if your dog exceeds the ideal weight by more than 10%, consult your veterinarian for a recommendation. Dr Tudor can work with your veterinarian to develop weight management program customized for your dog. For more information write to us at: Info (at) HearthstoneHomemade.com
Once you have selected a recipe, you'll notice that at the bottom of the page it shows the number of calories it provides per ounce (see arrow #1). The recipes vary in calories, so the amount you should feed changes depending on which recipe you choose - just like you would do with your own meals if you were counting calories.
Once you have this information, you may go to the feeding chart.
Find the calories you got from the recipe selected (#1) - these are the categories on the top row. Next find the weight of your dog in left and column (#2) and then simply follow down and across to locate the correct quantity to feed your dog each day (#3).
It is recommended to split the daily amount into two feedings, so each meal will be half of the amount from the chart.
In this example, We chose a recipe that has 40 calories per ounce. The dog weighs 65 pounds, so he needs 30.8 ounces per day.
Breakfast and Dinner will each be 15.4 ounces.
If you ever have any questions about how much to feed your dog, or if you have multiple dogs and wish some help calculating, please write to us at: Info (at) HearthstoneHomemade.com we are happy to help!