Getting started & wet food feeding guides

Often choosing the right food to feed your dog can be overwhelming as there’s so many types of food and different brands out there. Among the choices are whether to feed wet food, dry food, or bit of both, then there’s also raw food.

There are benefits to all types of food for dogs and Butcher’s offers a range of wet dog food and treats to suit many dogs’ needs.

We hope our feeding guide helps you to understand more about getting started and feeding wet food.

GETTING STARTED ON FEEDING YOUR DOG

There are a few basic things we recommend when feeding your dog – whether it’s dry, wet or raw food that you decide on:

  • Try to feed at a regular time each day so your dog gets used to their routine. Two smaller meals rather than one big meal is better for their digestion
  • Always have a bowl of fresh water out for them to lap up
  • Always feed them from a clean bowl
  • Follow manufacturer feeding guides and tweak according to amount of activity your dog’s getting
  • It’s always good to remember to be aware of the foods that will be dangerous and toxic for your dog to consume

The Kennel Club have a detailed list here.

toxic-foods-for-dogs chart

HOW MUCH DO I FEED MY DOG?

The amount of food you feed your dog depends on a lot of factors: their age, breed, size and how much they exercise every day. You know your dog better than anyone else, so we suggest you read your food’s feeding guidelines and take into account their age, breed, size and level of activity and adjust the amount of food you give, until it feels right.
Each of our products have individual feeding guides, please either check out our product pages or the back of the pack for full information.

dog patiently waiting for his food

CHANGING THE FOOD YOU FEED YOUR DOG

At some point you may like to change your dog’s food, or are having to for health reasons. We would suggest when transitioning from an old recipe to a new recipe, if you have time, to gradually introduce the new food over a few days. Just so you can see how your four-legged friend is reacting to the new recipe and to avoid any upset stomachs.

Give this a try – mix a small portion of new food in with their old food and just keep increasing the proportion of the new food over a week to 10 days.

dog enjoying being outside in nature
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