Feeding Calculator

Northwest Naturals Feeding Calculators

EXAMPLE:  If you have a 15 pound dog at moderate activity (2.5%), feed 6 ounces (1.275 cups) of NWN Raw Frozen Diet a day.  Or 3 ounces (0.64 cups) per meal for 2 meals a day.


EXAMPLE:  For a 2 kilo puppy at %5 activity (for puppies), should have 0.05 kg per meal for 2 meals a day.


Feeding Percentages

  • 2.00% = Low Activity
  • 2.5 – 3% = Moderate Activity
  • 3.50% = Weight Gain
  • 4.00% = Juniors 3 – 12 months
  • 4.5 – 6% = Puppies 3 – 12 weeks
  • 4.5 – 8% = Lactating Females

Always remember for weight loss – feed your pet the amount for ideal weight.


Raw Frozen Nuggets for Dogs

Feeding Guidelines

Each nugget weighs approximately 0.2 oz – 5 nuggets to an ounce
Approximately 480 Nuggets per bag – some bags will vary
For exact weight it is suggested you use a scale as the size of the nuggets may vary.

Recommended – split the amount into 2 feedings per day
All amounts listed are guidelines

Dog Wt ounces ounces ounces ounces ounces ounces
*2% *2.5% – *3% *3.5% *4.5 – 6% *4% *4.5 – *8%
low activity moderate activity weight gain puppy 3-12wks junior 3-12mos lactating female
5 lb 1.6 oz 2 oz – 2.4 oz 2.8 oz 3.6 oz – 4.8 oz 3.2 oz 3.6 oz – 6.4 oz
10 lb 3.2 oz 4 oz – 4.8 oz 5.6 oz 7.2 oz – 9.6 oz 6.4 oz 7.2 oz – 12.8 oz
25 lb 8 oz 10 oz – 12 oz 14 oz 18 oz – 24 0z 16 oz 18 oz – 32 oz
50 lb 16 oz 20 oz – 24 oz 28 oz 36 oz – 48 oz 32 oz 36 oz – 64 oz
75 lb 24 oz 30 oz – 36 oz 42 oz 54 oz – 72 oz 48 oz 54 oz – 96 oz

Northwest Naturals Nuggets weigh approximately .2 ounces each = approximately 5 nuggets per ounce.
For exact weight it is suggested you use a scale. The size and density of the nuggets will vary per recipe.
*Calculations are based on percentage of body weight, age and activity level.
The above Feeding Guidelines are approximate as every pet has different metabolic requirements.
To Feed: Simply thaw your pet’s meal portion at room temperature for 10 – 20 minutes or in your refrigerator overnight
in a covered container. Keep unused portion frozen.
Transition Feeding: When transitioning your dog to a raw diet, start by replacing 1/4 of your dogs current diet with raw.
Gradually increase the portion of raw and reduce the prior diet over the next 7 days until transition is complete.
Supplemental Feeding: Northwest Naturals can also be used in addition to your pets current diet as it provides bio-available nutrients for
optimal health. Use Northwest Naturals as a meal topper or substitute for one meal a day.


Dinner Bar for Dogs

Feeding Guidelines

Each bar is scored into 4 sections – each section is approximately 1/4lb
For exact weight it is suggested you use a scale as the score marks may not be exact.

Ounces Ounces Ounces Ounces Ounces Ounces
Dog Weight *2% *2.5% – *3% *3.5% *4.5 – *6% *4% *4.5 – *8%
average pet or weight loss moderate activity to active weight gain puppy 3-12wks junior 3-12mos lactating female
5 lb 1.6 oz 2 oz – 2.4 oz 2.8 oz 3.6 oz – 4.8 oz 3.2 oz 3.6  oz – 7.2 oz
10 lb 3.2 oz 4 oz – 4.8 oz 5.6 oz 7.2 oz – 9.6 oz 6.4 oz 4.8 oz – 9.6 oz
25 lb 8 oz 10 oz – 12 oz 14 oz 18 oz – 24 oz 16 oz 18 oz – 36 oz
50 lb 16 oz 20 oz – 24 oz 28 oz 36 oz – 48 oz 32 oz 36 oz – 72 oz
75 lb 24 oz 30 oz – 36 oz 42 oz 54 oz – 72 oz 48 oz 54 oz – 108 oz

*Calculations are based on percentage of body weight.
1 bar = 16 oz Each bar is scored into 4 sections – each section is approximately 1/4 lb (4 oz).
For exact weight it is suggested you use a scale as the score marks may not be exact.
Recommended – split the amount into 2 feedings per day.
The above Feeding Guidelines are approximate as every pet has different metabolic requirements.
To Feed: Simply thaw your pet’s meal portion at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes or in your refrigerator
overnight in a covered container. Keep unused portion frozen.
Transition Feeding: When transitioning your dog to a raw diet, start by replacing 1/4 of your dog’s current diet with
raw. Gradually increase the portion of raw, and reduce the prior diet over the next 7 days until transition is complete.
Supplemental Feeding: Northwest Naturals can be used in addition to your pet’s current diet as a meal topper
or substitute one meal a day.
Use the feeding guidelines for amount needed for meal substitution according to your pet’s weight.


Raw Frozen Chubs for Dogs

Feeding Guidelines

Recommended – split the amount into 2 feedings per day
All amounts listed are guidelines

Dog Wt ounces ounces ounces ounces ounces ounces
*2% *2.5% – *3% *3.5% *4.5 – 6% *4% *4.5 – *8%
low activity moderate activity weight gain puppy 3-12wks junior 3-12mos lactating female
5 lb 1.6 oz 2 oz – 2.4 oz 2.8 oz 3.6 oz – 4.8 oz 3.2 oz 3.6 oz – 6.4 oz
10 lb 3.2 oz 4 oz – 4.8 oz 5.6 oz 7.2 oz – 9.6 oz 6.4 oz 7.2 oz – 12.8 oz
25 lb 8 oz 10 oz – 12 oz 14 oz 18 oz – 24 0z 16 oz 18 oz – 32 oz
50 lb 16 oz 20 oz – 24 oz 28 oz 36 oz – 48 oz 32 oz 36 oz – 64 oz
75 lb 24 oz 30 oz – 36 oz 42 oz 54 oz – 72 oz 48 oz 54 oz – 96 oz

For exact weight it is suggested you use a scale. *Calculations are based on percentage of body weight.
Recommended – split the amount into 2 feedings per day. All amounts listed are guidelines.
The above Feeding Guidelines are approximate as every pet has different metabolic requirements.
To Feed: Place the Chubs in a glass container, in the refrigerator.
Chubs will thaw in approximately 24 – 36 hours.
For Quick Thaw: Place chub in sink and cover with cold water – the chub will thaw in approximately
2 hours. Always keep the unused portion refrigerated.
Transition Feeding: When transitioning your dog to a raw diet, start by replacing 1/4 of your dogs
current diet with raw. Gradually increase the portion of raw, and reduce the old diet, over the next
7 days until complete transition.
Supplemental Feeding: Northwest Naturals can also be used in addition to your pet’s current diet.
It provides bio-available nutrients for optimal health. Use Northwest Naturals as a meal topper or
substitute one meal a day.
Use feeding guidelines for amounts to be used for meal substitution according to your pet’s weight.


Raw Frozen Nibbles for Cats

Feeding Guidelines

All amounts listed are guidelines

Based on Moderate Activity
 Cat Weight Approximate Cups
5 lb 0.5 cups
10 lb 1 cup
15 lb 1.5 cups
20 lb 2 cups
25 lb 2.5 cups

 

Feeding Percentage  Per Ideal Body Weight
2.0% Low Activity – Wt Loss
2.5% – 3.0% Moderate Activity
3.5% Weight Gain
4.5% – 6.0% Kittens (4 – 8 wks)
4.0% Kittens (8 wks to 1 yr)
4.5% – 8.0% Pregnant/Lactating

Feeding Directions:
Northwest Naturals cat nibbles are easy to feed and thaw quickly. 1 cup
equals approximately 5 – 6 ounces. For exact weight for feeding, we
suggest you use a scale.
Adult Cats: Feed 2 –3% of their body weight per day. Split the recommended
amount into 2 feedings daily. For Kittens and pregnant/lactating females
– split the recommend amount into 3-4 feedings daily.
Transition slowly by adding a small amount of raw with their current diet.
Gradually increase the amount of raw and decrease the amount of their
current diet. Cats activity level, age and breed can effect the amounts
recommended.


Freeze Dried Diets for Dogs

Feeding Guidelines

All amounts listed are guidelines

Dog Weight average pet or weight loss moderate activity to active
*2% *2.5% – *3%
5 lb 8 nuggets 10 – 12 nuggets
10 lb 16 nuggets 20 – 24 nuggets
25 lb 40 nuggets 50 – 60 nuggets
50 lb 80 nuggets 100 – 120 nuggets

To Feed: Use the feeding guidelines to determine the amount needed for meal substitution according to your pet’s weight and activity level.
Always make sure to provide plenty of fresh water for your pet when feeding a freeze dried diet. Approximately 14 – 18 nuggets per ounce.

Recommended – If feeding for meals – split the amount into
2 feedings per day.
*Calculations are based on percentage of body weight
Northwest Naturals Nuggets Freeze Dried nugget weight may vary
per formula. The Feeding Guidelines are approximate as every pet
has different metabolic requirements.
Supplemental Feeding: Northwest Naturals can be used in addition to
your pets current diet as a meal topper or substitute one meal a day.
Use the feeding guidelines for amount needed for meal substitution
according to your pet’s weight.


Freeze Dried Nibbles for Cats

Feeding Guidelines

All amounts listed are guidelines

Based on Moderate Activity
 Cat Weight Approximate Cups
5 lb 0.5 cups
10 lb 1 cup
15 lb 1.5 cups
20 lb 2 cups
25 lb 2.5 cups

 

Feeding Percentage  Per Ideal Body Weight
2.0% Low Activity – Wt Loss
2.5% – 3.0% Moderate Activity
3.5% Weight Gain
4.5% – 6.0% Kittens (4 – 8 wks)
4.0% Kittens (8 wks to 1 yr)
4.5% – 8.0% Pregnant/Lactating

Feeding Directions:
Northwest Naturals Freeze Dried cat nibbles are easy to feed. Simply
add warm water, let the food rehydrate and serve.
Adult Cats: Split the recommended amount into 2 feedings daily. For
Kittens and pregnant/lactating females, split the recommend amount
into 3-4 feedings daily.
Transition slowly by adding a small amount of freeze dried nibbles
with their current diet. Gradually increase the amount of freeze dried
food and decrease the amount of their current diet. Cats activity level,
age and breed can effect the amounts recommended. Northwest
Naturals Cat Nibbles can be fed as a complete and balanced diet, as
an addition to your cats current diet or as a treat.