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Raw food feeding guidance

The information opposite is a guide only, every dog is different and with differing activity levels. We cannot advise how much raw food you should feed to a particular working dog. Please speak with your stockists for further advice.

raw feed guide

What is 80/10/10?

This is the approximate percentage of meat, bone and organ you are aiming to feed. For example if the ratios are based on the approximate composition of any animal your pet might instinctively hunt and kill as a food source . This is what we are trying to replicate by feeding a raw diet.

The 80%  would be meat/muscle such as heart (no more than 20% of the overall diet), breast/fillet, cheek, tongue, lung, trim/offcuts, green tripe, gizzards or trachea.

The 10% this would be a secreting organ such as liver (5% of the overall diet should be liver), pancreas, brain, spleen, testicle & liver.

The other 10% this would be bone such as ribs, carcass, neck or wing being duck, chicken or turkey.

Benefits of 80/10/10 Raw

  • Better Digestion: The high protein content and absence of grains or fillers can lead to smaller, firmer stools and improved digestion overall.
  • Reduced Allergies and Sensitivities: Often a single-protein source nature of 80/10/10 and grain free food can be beneficial for pets with food allergies or sensitivities.
  • Shinier Coat and Healthier Skin: The essential fatty acids and vitamins found in organ meats can contribute to a shinier coat and healthier skin.
  • Strong Teeth and Bones: The presence of bone in the diet provides natural calcium and phosphorus for prime dental and skeletal health.
  • Increased Energy Levels: A diet rich in natural protein and nutrients can increase your pets energy levels, keeping them active.

Things to bear in mind before switching to 80/10/10

While 80/10/10 raw food is a great choice for many dogs, it’s fundamental to consider some factors before making the switch:

  • Preparation: Raw food is of course frozen which requires thawing before feeding as well as needing to be stored in a freezer but it can be stored alongside human food as it is well packaged in 454g slabs.
  • Nutritional Balance: When feeding 80/10/10, mixture in protein sources is key to ensuring your dog gets a great range of essential amino acids for optimal health. We suggest feeding 3-5 selection of proteins on rotation.