Feeding Guidance

Feeding your dog a natural diet with Naturediet

We’ve carefully calculated the appropriate amounts of our deliciously natural food to feed your dog. Our guides show the correct amount to feed growing puppies and adult dogs, to maintain a healthy weight.

Created by our canine nutrition experts, our guidelines are in grams per day and based on the age and weight of your dog. Our natural wet and dry food for dogs and puppies can be fed alone or mixed together, these are detailed in separate guides below.

You may wish to increase or decrease amounts depending on your dog’s activity levels, their appetite, metabolic rate and their weight in order to achieve an ideal body condition. All dogs should be fed on an individual basis and the amounts fed altered according to the dog's weight and body condition.

Once opened our wet foods can be refrigerated and used within 48 hours. Before opening store in a cool dry place.

Always make sure that fresh drinking water is available for your dog.


Any Questions? We've provided further information and advice on feeding Naturediet in the below.


Switching to Naturediet?

If you're transitioning your dog to our natural meals, from an alternate wet or dry food, then we recommend introducing Naturediet gradually over a 2 week period.

Mix small amounts of Naturediet into your dog's usual food, gradually increasing the amount of Naturediet and decreasing the original food, until you are feeding the recommended amount. This will give your dog’s digestive system a chance to adapt to Naturediet and is unlikely to cause upset.

​Puppies

Puppies have small stomachs and bundles of energy, so feed several small meals a day according to the age of your puppy. By 6 months, twice daily feeding is usually sufficient.

Our Puppy-Junior wet and dry foods can be fed from 4 weeks to 12 months and are suitable for weaning by mixing with warm water or canine milk replacement formula to create a porridge-like consistency which can be lapped.

Puppies over the age of 6 months can move on to any of our adult food range for variety. We recommend to carry on feeding amounts of our higher level protein and calorie Puppy-Junior meals though until they are fully grown.

Naturediet wet foods can be fed warn by heating in a 600W microwave for 30-60 seconds, dependent upon the size of the pack. This can help aid digestion.

Adult Dogs

If your adult dog is of an ideal body weight then feeding a maintenance diet will keep them in tip-top shape.

Our feeding guides are based on amounts to maintain a healthy weight. We have advise below on feeding working dogs, pregnant/lactating bitches, overweight, less active and senior dogs.

Dogs who have high energy levels and metabolisms may need to be fed a higher calorie diet so monitor the weight of your dog and increase amounts if you notice an unhealthy reduction in weight.


All our adult wet and dry food meals are suitable for dogs on a maintenance diet. Please note our Fish and Senior-Lite meals are lower in calories and fat so we recommend feeding a larger portion of these foods in our guide.

​Senior Dogs

As our pets age and they become less active their calorie intake requirement reduces. Our Senior-Lite meal has been specially formulated for dogs older than 7 years and for overweight dogs to provide all the nutrients they need, but with fewer calories.

​Overweight Dogs

To facilitate returning a dog to its ideal weight, feed several small meals a day and adjust the amounts to maintain a small but steady weight loss.

Exercise is also important. Food equals calories and those which are not utilised for normal maintenance can be stored as fat reserves.

It is extremely important to avoid all biscuits, treats and tit-bits while on a weight loss programme, as treats count towards the daily food intake. If treats are needed then select vegetables like raw carrot or broccoli stems, or use small amounts of lean cuts of meat such as chicken or turkey.

Weight gain in dogs can be caused by the high carbohydrate levels in commercial and highly processed pet foods. Most commercial dog foods contain high levels of cereals due to their cheaper cost and whilst this satisfies a dog’s appetite, and they may appear healthy, carbohydrate is easily converted to sugar and fat which can be stored as an energy reserve.

Naturediet foods only contain minimal levels of carbohydrates with meat protein being the primary source of energy. Protein provides expendable energy and is used for muscle repair and development, excess protein in the diet will be eliminated rather than stored.

Improvement in muscle tone and definition is often seen just by changing to Naturediet Adult Maintenance diets.

For overweight dogs our Senior-Lite and Fish varieties are low in fat and can support weight loss.

Raw Fed Dogs

Our wet food range is ideal for dogs who are fed raw diets and require a convenient, healthy alternative when away from home (and the freezer).

Made with 60% minimum human grade meat, vegetables and healthy carbohydrates such as rice or potato, our wet food packs are filled raw and then gently steam cooked to provide a 100% natural, meaty meal.
If you’re a raw feeder planning on feeding our foods for the first time then we recommend replacing one of your dog’s raw food meals with Naturediet a week or so before going away. Our foods are also handy if you forget to defrost a meal!

​Pregnant or Lactating Bitches

Our Puppy-Junior meals are high in protien and calories to support growth and development. These meals are therefore ideal for both puppies and their mums!

As the pregnancy develops pregnant bitches require a higher intake of protein and calories. They also require this after their litter is born to sustain weight and produce essential milk.

We recommend increasing a pregnant bitches’ food intake by 25% to 50%, dependant on the number of puppies.

​Working Dogs

A working dog will naturally use up far more calories than the average pet dog.

Their energy requirements are much higher and they should be fed more than an average maintenance diet.

A mix of our wet foods and natural dry food range would make the ideal high calorie meal for working dogs. Simply up the levels as required to maintain a healthy weight for your working dog.

​Am I feeding enough or too much?

Our feeding guide is based on the recommended daily calorific values for dogs and assumes no other foods are to be fed and that the animal is average in its activities and habits.

However, all dogs, like humans, are different in their metabolism and the suggested amounts are a guide.

The actual energy requirement of your dog is dependent on many factors including: Age, sex, entire/spayed, activity level, personality (anxious or laid back), coat type (heavy and thick, short and sparse), weather (summer or winter).

Many dogs are also given treats or rewards with nutritional value and these should also be taken into account.

To prevent overfeeding and establish a suitable daily amount for your own dog, you may wish to start feeding at 20% less than stated (10% less for small breeds), observe for weight gain/loss and adjust accordingly to suit the individual dog.

​Do I need to supplement if feeding Naturediet?

Naturediet products are complete and balanced, with all the essential nutrients needed for health and well-being. There’s no need to provide your dogs with additional nutritional supplements unless advised by your veterinary surgeon.

Drinking water should always be available and gnawing items provided for dental hygiene.


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Adult Feeding Guide: Naturediet Wet Food Meals

Follow the below daily guidelines for adult weight maintenance and a healthy balanced diet.

Breed of DogWeight of Dog (KG)Wet Food Meals
(grams per day)
Senior-Lite
(grams per day)
Fish
(grams per day)
Toy199100159
2166167267
3225227362
4279282450
5330333532
Small6378382610
7425428684
8469474
756
9513517826
10555560894
11596601961
126366421,025
136766821,089
147147201,151
157527591,212
Medium167897961,272
178268331,331
188628701,390
198989061,447
209339411,504
219689771,560
221,0021,0111,615
231,0361,0461,670
241,0701,0791,724
251,1031,1131,778
261,1361,1461,831
Large271,1691,1791,884
281,2011,2121,936
291,2331,2441,987
301,2651,2762,038
311,2961,3082,089
321,3281,3392,140
331,3591,3712,189
341,3891,4022,239
351,4201,4322,288
361,4501,4632,337
371,4801,4932,386
Giant381,5101,5242,434
391,5401,5542,482
401,5691,5832,529
411,5991,6132,577
421,6281,6422,624
431,6571,6722,670
441,6861,7012,717
451,7141,7302,763



Adult Feeding Guide: Naturediet Dry Food Meals or Dry & Wet Food Combined

Follow the below daily guidelines if feeding our dry food range or combining our wet and dry food meals. These guidelines have been designed for adult weight maintenance and a healthy balanced diet.

Breed of DogWeight of Dog (KG)Dry Food Only
(grams per day)
Dry & 100g Wet
(grams per day)
Dry & 200g Wet
(grams per day)
Dry & 300g Wet
(grams per day)
Toy12619136
244332211
359443015
473553718
587654322
Small699745025
7111845628
8123926231
91351016734
101461097336
111561177839
121671258342
131771338944
141871419447
151971489949
Medium1620715510452
1721716310854
1822617011357
1923617711859
2024518412261
2125419112764
2226319713266
2327220413668
2428121114070
2529021714572
2629822414975
Large2730723015377
2831523615879
2932424316281
3033224916683
3134025517085
3234826117487
3335726717889
3436524718291
3537328018693
3638128519095
3738929119497
Giant3839629719899
39404303202101
40412309206103
41420315210105
42427320214107
43435326217109
44442332221111
45450338225113




Puppy Feeding Guide: Naturediet Puppy-Junior Wet Food Meals

Follow the below daily guidelines if feeding our Puppy-Junior Wet Food meals to your puppy. These guidelines have been designed to provide your growing puppy with the correct amount of nutrition for healthy growth and development.

Breed Size of
Puppy
Weight of Puppy
(KG)
Wet Food Meals
2-6 months
(grams per day)
Wet Food Meals
6-9 months
(grams per day)
Wet Food Meals
9-12 months
(grams per day)
Toy1128104106
2216191179
3293259242
4363322300
5429380355
Small6492436407
7553490457
8611540505
9667591552
10722640597
11776687642
12828733685
13879779727
14930823769
15979867810
Medium161028910850
171075952889
181122994928
1911691035967
20121510761005
21126011161042
22130511561079
23134911951116
24139312341152
25143612721188
26147913101223
Large27152113471258
28156313581293
29160514221327
30164614581362
31168714951395
32172815311429
33176815661462
34180816021496
35184816371528
36188816721561
37192717071593
Giant38196617411626
39200417751658
40204318091689
41208118431721
42211918771752
43215719101784
44219419441815
45223219771845


Puppy Feeding Guide: Naturediet Puppy-Junior Dry Food Meals

Follow the below daily guidelines if feeding our Puppy-Junior Dry Food meals to your puppy. These guidelines have been designed to provide your growing puppy with the correct amount of nutrition for healthy growth and development.

Breed Size of
Puppy
Weight of Puppy
(KG)
Dry Food Meals
2-6 months
(grams per day)
Dry Food Meals
6-9 months
(grams per day)
Dry Food Meals
9-12 months
(grams per day)
Toy1609060
2708065
3807070
4906075
5140180160
Small6150170130
7160160140
8170150135
9175155140
10180160145
11210250250
12210250250
13215250245
14215250245
15220250240
Medium16220250240
17225250240
18225250240
19230250240
20230250230
21235250235
22235250225
23240250225
24245250220
25250250220
26360400400
Large27360400400
28365400400
29365400400
30370405400
31370405400
32375405400
33375405395
34375405395
35380410395
36380410395
37385410395

38385415395
39385415395
Giant40390415390
41390415390
42395420390
43395420390
44400420390
45400420390

Puppy Feeding Guide: Naturediet Puppy-Junior Wet & Dry Food Combined Feeding

Follow the below daily guidelines if feeding a combination of our Puppy-Junior Wet Food and Dry food meals. These guidelines have been designed to provide your growing puppy with the correct amount of nutrition for healthy growth and development. Measure the amount of wet and dry as detailed below for a healthy balanced daily diet.

Breed Size of
Puppy
Weight of Puppy
(KG)
Wet & Dry Food Combined
2-6 months
(grams per day)
Wet & Dry Food Combined
6-9 months
(grams per day)
Wet & Dry Food Combined
9-12 months
(grams per day)
Toy164 Wet + 30 Dry57 Wet + 30 Dry53 Wet + 30 Dry

2108 Wet + 35 Dry
96 Wet + 35 Dry
90 Wet + 33 Dry
3147 Wet + 40 Dry
130 Wet + 40 Dry
121 Wet + 35 Dry
4182 Wet + 45 Dry
161 Wet + 45 Dry
150 Wet + 38 Dry
5215 Wet + 70 Dry
190 Wet + 75 Dry
178 Wet + 65 Dry
Small6246 Wet + 75 Dry
218 Wet + 78 Dry
204 Wet + 68 Dry
7277 Wet + 80 Dry
245 Wet + 80 Dry
229 Wet + 70 Dry
8306 Wet + 85 Dry
271 Wet + 80 Dry
253 Wet + 70 Dry
9334 Wet + 88 Dry
296 Wet + 85 Dry
276 Wet + 73 Dry
10361 Wet + 90 Dry
320 Wet + 90 Dry
299 Wet + 80 Dry
11388 Wet + 105 Dry
344 Wet + 125 Dry
321 Wet + 110 Dry
12414 Wet + 105 Dry
367 Wet + 125 Dry
343 Wet + 110 Dry
13440 Wet + 108 Dry
390 Wet + 125 Dry
364 Wet + 113 Dry
14465 Wet + 108 Dry
412 Wet + 125 Dry
385 Wet + 113 Dry
15490 Wet + 110 Dry
434 Wet + 125 Dry405 Wet + 115 Dry
Medium16514 Wet + 110 Dry
455 Wet + 125 Dry425 Wet + 115 Dry
17538 Wet + 113 Dry
476 Wet + 125 Dry445 Wet + 118 Dry
18561 Wet + 113 Dry
497 Wet + 125 Dry
464 Wet + 118 Dry
19585 Wet + 115 Dry
518 Wet + 125 Dry
484 Wet + 120 Dry
20608 Wet + 115 Dry
538 Wet + 125 Dry
503 Wet + 120 Dry
21630 Wet + 118 Dry
558 Wet + 125 Dry
521 Wet + 120 Dry
22653 Wet + 118 Dry
578 Wet + 125 Dry
540 Wet + 123 Dry
23675 Wet + 120 Dry
598 Wet + 125 Dry
558 Wet + 123 Dry
24697 Wet + 123 Dry617 Wet + 125 Dry
576 Wet + 125 Dry
25718 Wet + 125 Dry
636 Wet + 125 Dry
594 Wet + 125 Dry
26740 Wet + 180 Dry
655 Wet + 200 Dry
612 Wet + 195 Dry
Large27761 Wet + 180 Dry
674 Wet + 200 Dry
629 Wet + 195 Dry
28782 Wet + 183 Dry
693 Wet + 200 Dry
647 Wet + 195 Dry
29803 Wet + 183 Dry
711 Wet + 200 Dry
664 Wet + 195 Dry
30823 Wet + 185 Dry
729 Wet + 203 Dry
681 Wet + 195 Dry
31844 Wet + 185 Dry
748 Wet + 203 Dry698 Wet + 195 Dry
32864 Wet + 188 Dry
766 Wet + 203 Dry715 Wet + 198 Dry
33884 Wet + 188 Dry
783 Wet + 203 Dry
731 Wet + 198 Dry
34904 Wet + 188 Dry
801 Wet + 205 Dry
748 Wet + 198 Dry
35924 Wet + 190 Dry
819 Wet + 205 Dry764 Wet + 198 Dry
36944 Wet + 190 Dry
836 Wet + 205 Dry781 Wet + 198 Dry
37964 Wet + 193 Dry
854 Wet + 205 Dry
797 Wet + 198 Dry

38983 Wet + 193 Dry
871 Wet + 208 Dry813 Wet + 198 Dry
391002 Wet + 193 Dry
888 Wet + 208 Dry829 Wet + 200 Dry
Giant401022 Wet + 195 Dry
905 Wet + 208 Dry845 Wet + 200 Dry
411041 Wet + 195 Dry
922 Wet + 208 Dry
861 Wet + 200 Dry
421060 Wet + 198 Dry
939 Wet + 210 Dry
876 Wet + 200 Dry
431079 Wet + 198 Dry
955 Wet + 210 Dry
892 Wet + 200 Dry
441097 Wet + 200 Dry
972 Wet + 210 Dry
908 Wet + 200 Dry
451116 Wet + 200 Dry
989 Wet + 210 Dry
923 Wet + 200 Dry