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Q: How Much Should I Feed My Pet?


Every dog and cat is different, so the following are just guidelines.

In general, feed about 2% to 3% of your pet’s body weight per day, split into two meals (see chart below). Adjust as needed, under the guidance of your vet, based on the animal’s activity level, age, and metabolism.

Adjust the volume of food in each meal to attain an ideal weight. As of 2018, 56% of dogs and 60% of cats were overweight or obese. Check with your vet to see where your pet stands and then feed in increments of 20% more or less to either put on or take off weight. If your pet is at an ideal weight and you’re transitioning from another food, we recommend feeding the same quantity of Shine Pet Food.

If you are feeding tripe and/or raw meaty bones in addition to our recipes, reduce the amount of food accordingly. 

Puppies and kittens should get 5% to 8% of their body weight. 

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