With each and every dog having a different metabolic rate, age and lifestyle it can be difficult to have one feeding guide so we are offering the following additional information to help tailor your dog’s nutritional intake to suit exactly what your dog needs.
The following examples are in addition to the standard feeding guide and are of opinion only. It is the dog owner whose responsibility it is to ensure that their dogs are of the correct healthy weight.
Assistance Dog – Low energy impact – A dog in the home:
Feeding guide as standard with 10% +/- tolerance for the individual dog to achieve a stable optimum weight. Radicals treats can be used occasionally for rewarding.
Sporting Dog – Medium energy impact – A dog that is sporting 1-2 days per week:
Feeding guide as standard +10-15% increase as required for the individual dog to achieve consistent energy and a stable optimum weight. Radicals treats can be used regularly for training.
Working Dog – High energy impact – A dog that is working 3 days+ per week:
Feeding guide as standard +20% increase as required for the individual dog to achieve consistent energy performance, a stable optimum weight and peak condition. Radicals treats can be used very regularly for energy, training and rewarding.
If a dog requires additional nutritional intake beyond the example increases above, we advise that the standard feeding guide, the above information and the possibility of the introduction of additional protein is considered by the dog owner. To help maintain our holistic approach and hypo-allergenic properties of our food, we suggest turkey mince, lamb mince or green tripe be added to increase protein intake. The addition and proportion of meat is at the discretion of the dog owner to enable protein adjustments whilst benefiting from the high quality ingredients, vitamins, and minerals that Futures dog food provides.
Alternatively, to increase protein intake in adult dogs, it is possible to use a percentage of Futures puppy food (which has a higher protein level than the adult food) added to the main meals as the percentage increases above. For example for a Sporting Dog the 10-15% increase would be made up of puppy food which could then be added to the main meal instead of increasing the adult food.
It is recommended that any increase in protein is performed slowly and increased progressively over several days.
Many dogs may need to be adjusted to different energy impact levels over a period of 12 months to represent different seasonal changes in activity.