Our products can be fed as treats throughout the day or used as supplemental toppers to each of their meals. Going off Mother Natures Model of raw feeding, 80% meat - 10% bone - 10% organs, substitute the correct proportion of your companions daily diet for the appropriate amount of treat and or topper. For example, if you wanted to start incorporating Mother Natures Model with our organic beef liver into your companions diet, substitute 10% of their current daily diet for 10% organic beef liver. Be sure to use the calculator below to not overfeed.
Rehydrating & Calculating
One of the cool things about freeze dried food is that it keeps its size and shape throughout the process. The only thing taken out is the moisture (water) which allows the food to last longer without spoiling. When calculating by weight, the freeze drying process removes moisture, or the water weight. Which means two ounces of freeze dried liver equals approximately six ounces of raw liver. This is very important when measuring how much liver to feed your companion, otherwise it could end up with overfeeding. Multiply any freeze dried liver amount by three to get the weight in raw form.
To calculate we will describe in detail using the one pound a day feeding. Weigh the amount of food your companion eats. If you measured in pounds convert it to ounces. One pound equals 16 ounces. If you only feed half a pound multiply 0.5 times 16 to get the number of ounces a day. Multiply the weight of the food by 10% or 0.1. So 10% of one pound is 1.6 ounces. Then divide that amount by three (the amount of weight lost in freeze drying process). In total no more than 0.53 ounces of freeze dried liver should be fed per day based on Mother Natures Model and one pound per day feeding.
One of the most difficult things about feeding raw is monitoring the ratio of meat, bones and organs. Too much blood and meat can turn into runny stools. Too much bone can leave you with a constipated companion. While measuring out each meal is ideal, it doesn't have to be that difficult.
Monitor stools, if your companion is taking a little longer than usual, proceed to give it less bone or skip for a day or two. Runny stools, feed a little more bone and organs. Over time you will find the perfect balance for your healthy animal.