A 40kg dog will consume roughly 800 - 1200g of raw meat per week. A 20kg canine will consume around 40 - 600g of raw meat per week. A 5kg dog will consume around only 100 - 150g of raw meat per week.
A general rule is that dogs require 2 grams of high quality animal protein per kilogram of body weight per day.
The meat, organs and bones should account for no less than 2/3 of your dog's diet. Provide plenty of variety: it ensures your dog is getting all the nutrition it needs from different sources.
Medium Breeds (13.5kg-23kg): 1 3/4 to 2 2/3 cups per day. Large Breeds: (27kg-45kg): 3 to 4 1/2 cups per day, plus 1/3 cup for every 4.5kg over 45kg.
The rule of thumb is about 2 to 3 percent of body weight for adult dogs and cats. That translates to about 16 ounces of food for a 50-pound dog, or 4 ounces of food for a 10-pound cat.
Cooked beef can be given as meal toppers or treats. However, you cannot feed your dog only cooked beef every day. Dogs need a complete and balanced diet with the correct proportions of nutrients. Even though dogs can eat different types of meat including pork and chicken, meat-only diets do not qualify.
A lot of people think that because dogs are carnivores and need a lot of protein, they can get by just fine on a diet of meat! Unfortunately, your dog can't live on only meat. As a complicated, living organism, they need tons of different vitamins and nutrients that meat alone cannot provide.
AMOUNT TO FEED
A 40kg dog requires approximately 800g per day, or 5.6kg over a week.
We recommend that in general your dog should consume around 2% to 3% of its body weight per day. Therefore a dog weighing 5kg should be eating approximately 100g of food per day.
Those over 25kg (55lb) are large breed dogs. And dogs that fall 10 to 25-kilogram dogs or 22 to 55 pounds are medium breeds.
Common meats to avoid are any processed meats like sausage, bologna, hot dogs etc. Also avoid giving your dog any rib bones as they are extremely brittle and can damage your dog's stomach and throat.
Increased protein intake increases urea, which causes the kidneys to work much harder. A diet rich in protein damages a dog's kidneys. A diet rich in protein causes hyperkalemia, which means high levels of potassium in the blood. A diet rich in protein causes acidosis.
Proteins are the building blocks of the body and an absolute necessity for daily function. However, when a dog consumes too much protein in a meal it cannot all be utilized at one time, nor can it be stored for later. The body will then excrete the excess protein through the kidneys and out of the body via urine.
Dogs on a commercial complete diet containing too much protein can suffer from anxiety, aggression, restlessness, light sleep and depression. Too much protein in the diet can also exacerbate existing mental health/nervous system issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you can see or feel the ribs and they don't seem to have any fat on them your dog is probably underfed. If your dog is losing patches of hair there may be an issue with the nutrition. Go talk to your veterinarian to determine if your pet is having issues with their nutrition.
Beef, fish, lamb, and chicken are the healthiest sources of protein for dogs. Fish has the highest percentage of protein (29.91 %), while the rest are around 26 grams of protein per 100 grams of meat. Beef is considered the best for growing dogs.
How much is a cup of dog food? In terms of dry dog food, one cup of dog food would refer to 8 oz (8 ounces) of dog food. 1 ounce contains 28.35 grams, which means, 1 cup would contain 8 x 28.35 = 226.8 grams.
As a general rule, dogs should eat approximately 2-5% of their body weight in raw daily food. This will vary depending on the dog's energy and activity levels. If your pet is overweight and needs to lose a few extra kilos, feed them closer to 2% of their body weight and give them more exercise.
Assuming your dog has a typical activity level, toy breeds should have about ¼ cups to 1 cup, small breeds should have about 1 cup to 1 2/5 cup, medium breeds should have about 2 cups to 2 2/3 cups, and large breeds should have about 2 4/5 cups to 3 cups. -Senior dogs should be fed a little less than adult dogs.
Chicken, turkey, lean ground beef, and chuck steak or roast are animal-based proteins, which help dogs grow strong. A few rules apply: Always cook meat well. Never serve it raw or undercooked.
Fat trimmed from meat, both cooked and uncooked, can cause pancreatitis in dogs. And, even though it seems natural to give a dog a bone, they can choke on it. Bones can also splinter and block or cause cuts in your dog's digestive system.
You should avoid raw meat products marketed as pet food (pet meat/pet mince/pet rolls and bone products), sausages, sausage meat and cooked manufactured meats as they can contain sulphite preservatives.
Is Meat Required? Dogs can thrive without meat, but only if they are fed a properly balanced vegetarian diet. As is true with people who prefer vegetarian diets, protein or vitamin deficiency can occur in dogs who eat strictly vegetarian diets if they are not properly supplemented.