Instructions

Transitioning to Wellness® – It is important to slowly transition your dog from his/her current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to the new nutrient levels. To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7day period, increasing the amount of Wellness® each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness® by day 7.

Determining Feeding Portions – Looking at the chart below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal.  Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Wellness® believes in feeding dry and wet food in combination whenever possible to help increase the level of water in your dogs diet.  Nutrition is only one part of the equation! Be sure to give your dog plenty of love, plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly to help ensure total wellness.

RECOMMENDED FEEDING PORTIONS (based on a standard 8oz. dry measuring cup):
Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding may vary with age, size and activity level.  Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust as needed.

Weight of Dog      Cups/Day
(LBS)
3-17                      ¼ - 1
18-23                    1 – 1 ¼
24-45                   1 ¼ - 2
46-65                    2 – 2 ½
66-85                    2 ½ - 3
86-105                  3 – 3 ½
106-125                3 ½ - 4
For dogs over 125lbs: add ¼ cup per additional 10lbs.

For puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs: feed 25% more than the amounts listed.

Combination Feeding: if feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/3 cup for every 6oz. of wet food.

Calorie content: this food contains 3,510 kcal per kilogram or 400 kcal per cup ME (Metabolized Energy) on an as fed basis.