Transitioning to Wellness: It is important to slowly transition your dog from his/her current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to the new nutrient levels. To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellness each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness by day 7.
Determining Feeding Portions: Looking at the chart below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Wellness believes in feeding dry and wet food in combination whenever possible to help increase the level of water in your dog's diet.
Nutrition is only one part of the equation! Be sure to give your dog plenty of love, plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly to help ensure total wellness.
Recommended Feeding Portions (Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup)
Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed.
|WEIGHT OF DOGS (LBS)
|| WEIGHT OF DOGS (KG)
|| 1/2 - 1
|| 1 1/4 - 1 1/2
|| 1 1/2 - 2 1/2
|| 3 1/2 - 4
||4 - 4 3/4
||4 3/4 - 5 1/2
Dogs over 125 lbs: Add ¼ cup per additional 10 lbs.
For puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs:
For Puppies: After weaning, puppies should be fed 2 or 3 times per day. Growing puppies require up to twice as much as adult dogs of the same weight.
Pregnant or Nursing Dogs: When pregnant, feed up to 50% more food according to body weight at 1 year old. For nursing dogs, allow her to eat at will.
Dogs over 125 lbs 57 kg): Add ¼ cup (30 g) per additional 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
Combination Feeding: If feeding with Wellness wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/3 cup (40g) for every 6oz (170g) of wet food.
Calorie Content: This food contains 3,510 kcal/kg or 400 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).
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AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Wellness Complete Health Adult Whitefish & Sweet Potato Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).