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Feeding Guidelines

Dogs of all walks of life - Feeding Guidelines for Dogs For The Earth

How much food is in 1 bag?

dogs for the earth organic dehydrated dog food

 

How much do I feed my dog?

Feed the same quantity of our food, as you have been with their old food.

All feeding guidelines are very general suggestions because dogs are individuals. 

Actual feeding quantities depend:

  • overall health of your dog including weight
  • age
  • activity level.

If your dog is a 2 year old athlete or a 15 year old couch potato, feeding requirements will be different, even if both dogs weigh 20 pounds.

 

 When dogs discover the taste our food and feel the effects of our nutrition, usually they want to eat more. They love it! 

This doesn't necessarily mean they need more.

If your dog’s previous diet consisted of high carbohydrates, bulk fillers or chemicals and synthetics – your dog may FEEL hungry when starting our food. (Much like you might when switching from high to low carbs.)
This is where your relationship with your dog comes in. Generally, when starting out, if the quantity of food you are feeding is the same or 20% more … it should be enough. 

After their initial phase of wanting to eat all they can, most dogs settle into a comfortable routine.

When your dog's body responds to organic nutrition and they realize, every meal from now on is going to be delicious, human food, they are not quite as anxious.

With time, dogs tend to eat less. This usually means they no longer crave the nutrients. 

AutoShip orders tend to start at one point, rapidly increase for a short period, then decrease substantially to a steady plateau.

You'll notice their bodies absorb most of the ingredients and they eventually eliminate less waste - that's good !

 Feed the same quantity of our food, as you have been with their old food.

dogs for the earth organic dehydrated dog food

A general guide - If your dog weighs:
Less than 10 lbs, feed 1/2 Biscuit 2 x day
11-30 lbs, feed 1  Biscuit 2 x day
30-50, feed 2 Biscuits 2 x day

If you have a larger dog, feed the same quantity of our food as with your old food.  Remember: 1 Biscuit = 1/2 cup of food.

Small Budget, Big Dog?  Tips for healthy feeding.

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How do I prepare the food?

Crumble, Add HOT Water, Wait until Soft & Juicy, Serve.

Organic Dehydrated Dog Food_Dogs For The Earth_How to Make

Every biscuit is perfectly and nutritionally balanced to meet your dogs needs, so there is no guessing on your part. Here is all you have to do:
Crumble Biscuit
Add Hot Water *
Wait until soft and juicy .. about 15 Minutes
Serve!

*No! Not boiling water - it will kill valuable enzymes & nutrients!

How much water you may want to know? It's no secret!

You will also find instructions in every package
Add 1/2 cup hot water. When you crumble the biscuit - just cover it with water. Make sure the biscuit is soft & juicy when you serve.

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sample dogs for the earth organic dehydrated dog food

 

What if I make too much food?

You can prepare large batches and store in your refrigerator until ready to serve.  Can be stored in refrigerator up to 4 days.  

 

Do I have to Transition to your food?

Because there are so many diets and so many different types of dogs - transitioning into new food is a safety precaution.

NEVER SUDDENLY CHANGE YOUR DOG’S DIET
Substitute small amounts of their old food our food.
With each meal, gradually increase the amount of our food and decrease the amount of old food.
Do this until your dog is eating only our food.
transition into new dog food

If you notice loose stools or an upset tummy, this is an indication to make the transition more slowly.

Do I have to transition each protein/flavor?

No. After your dog has transitioned to our food, variety of proteins/flavors is highly recommended. Unless your dog has specific allergies, all dogs benefit from variety. Especially picky eaters. For maximum benefit and enjoyment by your dog, we suggest you change the protein for each meal.

How many calories in your food?

Original

Beef: 316 / cup
Chicken 312 / cup
Elk 321 / cup
Lamb: 326 / cup
Turkey: 312 / cup

Chelsea's Blend

Beef: 306 / cup
Chicken 302 / cup
Elk 311 / cup
Lamb: 316 / cup
Turkey: 302 / cup

 

Is Dogs For The Earth Organic Dehydrated Food a complete diet?

Yes! Our food is packed full of ORGANIC vitamins and minerals that occur naturally in the ingredients we use.  

We’re proud to say, when dogs who have been eating our food exclusively have their annual blood panels done, they reflect optimum health.

 

I don't see added vitamins and minerals like I do on other dog food ingredients, why not?

We don't have to add anything because we use vitamin and mineral RICH ORGANIC INGREDIENTS in the perfect proportion, not only that, but just as importantly, we do not deplete what nature provided with damaging processing.  That is the essential beauty of our food & treats!

The only time any food product needs to add synthetic vitamins and minerals supplements is when they are not already in the food. Either the quality of the ingredients used didn't have them to begin with or processing depleted them - or BOTH!

With our food, your dog receives 100% ORGANIC and balanced nutrition. No synthetic additives, no chemical toxins, no processing toxins. No industrial jargon. No controversial terminology. Just organic food.

 

What is so important about organic vitamins?

There is a huge difference between our naturally occurring, ORGANIC vitamins and minerals and those added to processed foods.

It's important to be aware of the warnings regarding added supplements and synthetic vitamins commonly found in manufactured products.

Synthetic vitamins particularly; fat-soluble ones build up in the fat tissues, fat deposits and the liver.  In addition, the base of the synthetics can consist of petrochemical derivatives, nicotine and coal tars (by-products of coal). Many supplements look good on the label but many are difficult if not impossible for dogs to assimilate.  

Toxins from synthetic additives and chemical supplements build up over time and can compromise organs, create digestive issues and show up as itchy skin syndrome and more! 

 

Where are the bones, organs and calcium?

We usually receive this question from raw advocates.

"Throwing a dog a bone" is an age old and excepted way for some to feed dogs, chiefly in raw diets.

Bones and organs are especially popular when diets are created without the benefit of organic ingredients and a qualified scientific nutritionist.

You probably already know, calcium and ​essential ​nutrients come in many forms not just bones ​and organs​. Some of our ingredients which have calcium are spinach, broccoli and blueberries.

Since our food blends are organic, human grade and air dried and we retain our vitamin/mineral content by using this process, our foods offer optimum nutrition – including calcium. For instance, did you know kale has more calcium than milk and broccoli has just as much as milk?

 

What about the calcium and Phosphorus ratio?

1.2:1 is our calcium phosphorus ratio which is required. 

 

My dog is picky is Dogs For The Earth Organic Dehydrated Dog Food good for Picky Dogs?

Yes!

Pure, Clean Organic Dehydrated Dog Food ingredients taste better. Processing alters the taste, cell structure, nutritional value and produces toxins.  If you have a dog who would rather eat rotisserie chicken but are worried about nutritional health - you have found what your dog has been looking for.  Now you can relax knowing not only is your dog getting all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids & proteins but also NOT getting processed food, chemical additives, fillers and added bulk. (By the way, go easy on that rotisserie chicken - most have too much added salt among other things and could be very harmful to your dogs heart.) Read More about Picky Eaters here ....

My dog has Itchy Skin. Will Dogs For The Earth Organic Dehydrated Dog Food help itchy skin?

Yes!

Itchy skin is either caused from external environmental factors or internal nutritional & dietary factors (sometimes both!) 
If your dog has itchy skin year round, regardless of the weather or pollen count, chances are the problem is coming from food. Many dogs have allergies to steroids and preservatives found in conventional chicken & meat products used in allergy testing & commercial dog food.    Also, bulk fillers: such as grain, corn and soy and processing such as that used in kibble can cause allergic reactions.

If your dog has itchy skin try feeding our pure, clean, organic food that is not processed. Organic meat is clean & pure of allergens. Dehydration is a pure preservative. The benefits can usually be seen after only 1 week and most symptoms ease within a month and completely disappear within 2 to 3 months.

Try "Chelsea's Blend Low Sugar" organic dog food, this is a special low sugar formula that is 100% organic essential nutrition that specifically addresses yeast and itchy skin problems.  It’s not a magic pill.  It’s a streamlined food with zero unnecessary ingredients that will help balance the flora in your dog’s system.  So relief comes gradually and naturally. A good choice for dogs with low sugar tolerance. Does your dog have a yeast imbalance?

If your dog is experiencing itchy ears with rust colored discharge and or itchy feet with rust discoloration please contact our nutritionist for advice. Please Help with my Itchy Dog email us or send us a note. 

My dog has tear stains. Can Dogs For The Earth Organic Dog Food help tear stains?

Yes!

Maltese, Poodles, Shih-Tzu, King Cavalier are just a few breeds prone to tear stains.  Did you know improper nutrition can cause stains?  If you have been fighting those nasty embarrassing stains with topical creams and drops that do not stop the source of the stains; you've found a solution.  Secretions of dietary impurities often show up thru tear staining. Try giving your dog a pure, organic diet - without commercially processed foods or treats - allow their system to detox and purify itself.  Give it enough time for all their internal organs to cleanse and eliminate years of built up impurities.  Week by week, month by month you'll notice the difference.  Depending on the level of toxins, you'll soon see bright, clear eyes with no staining.  Isn't it wonderful?  Science behind tear stains 

My dog is overweight. Can Dogs For The Earth Organic Dog Food help overweight dogs?

Yes!

Lean organic meats without grains or starch or added carbs are essential when feeding overweight dogs. This is a good food for overweight dogs, like our organic dehydrated treats are, it helps your dietary pursuits because it’s made from the leanest beef and fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. 

At Dogs For The Earth, we know all about the fun and joy of handing a treat to your companion.  We know some dogs measure love by how many snacks they get and how others, with just one look, can tell you they are starving, haven’t eaten in 3 weeks and may not make it through the hour without just one more bite.  We have one of those dogs!   Read about the amazing quality ingredients

 

 

I'd like to have more nutritional information, can you tell me more?

Due to the use of organic ingredients only, there may be a VERY slight variation depending on the time of year. This is the year round average.

The specific Guaranteed Analysis for each product is found under the Ingredients tab. 

POULTRY/cup

Copper......................................17 ppm

Iron...........................................180 ppm

Magnesium......................................0.3%

Manganese................................23 ppm

Potassium...........................................1.2%

Sodium...............................................0.3%

Zinc................................................190 ppm

Vitamin D………………………………………… 1370IU/kg

Vitamin E…………………………………………48 IU/kg

Folic Acid…………………………………………….2.69 ppm

Niacin………………………………………………….59.3 ppm

Riboflavin……………………………………….......6.29 ppm

Calcium Phosphorus ratio - 1.3:1.1  to 1.2:1 

 

RED MEAT/CUP

Copper......................................19 ppm

Iron...........................................170 ppm

Magnesium......................................0.4%

Manganese................................23 ppm

Potassium...........................................1.8%

Sodium...............................................0.2%

Zinc................................................170 ppm

Vitamin D………………………………………… 3425 IU/kg

Vitamin E…………………………………………27 IU/kg

Folic Acid…………………………………………….1.96 ppm

Niacin………………………………………………….51.3 ppm

Riboflavin……………………………………….......3.17 ppm

 Calcium Phosphorus Ratio: 1.3:1.1 to 1.2:1

 

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