Feeding Instructions

Idahound's Raw Feeding Guide

How To Feed Your Hound (adult dogs)

Determine your dog's daily consumption
We suggest feeding your adult dog 2-3% of your dog’s target body weight daily. The feeding chart below calculates TOTAL DAILY portions based on 2.5% of body weight being fed. To determine portions for two feedings a day, split the total portion in half. Use our chart as a guide, but remember that, like us, your dog’s consumption isn’t formulaic. On active days, when his or her caloric expenditure is high, think about feeding more. Likewise, if you’ve already given your dog a bone or a handful of treats, consider feeding less.

Portion Size Feeding Table

Dog WeightPortion of 1 lb. logPortion of 1/4 lb. ball
5 lbs.1/8 Log1/2 Ball
10 lbs.1/4 Log1 Ball
15 lbs.3/8 Log1 1/2 Ball
20 lbs.1/2 Log2 Balls
30 lbs.3/4 Log3 Balls
40 lbs.1 Log4 Balls
50 lbs.1 1/4 Log5 Balls
60 lbs.1 1/2 Log6 Balls
70 lbs.1 3/4 Log7 Balls
80 lbs.2 Logs8 Balls
90 lbs.2 1/4 Logs9 Balls
100 lbs.2 1/2 Logs10 Balls

The Daily Routine
1. Grab a Tupperware container. Begin thawing 2-3 days’ worth of logs in the refrigerator. Product will be ready in 8-10 hours.

2. You're ready to feed! Grab a log(s) or a bag of balls, pull open the top of the bag, and squeeze the necessary portions into your dog’s food bowl.

3. Wash your hands. After handling any kind of raw meat you should thoroughly wash your hands and any dirty containers.

Pro Tip: watch this video to see how co-founder Chris, co Founder of Idahound, deals with raw food and makes the feeding process as convenient as possible.

Idahound’s Raw Meaty Bones

Raw meaty bones are the greatest way to clean your dog’s teeth. As nature’s toothbrushes, they are also a bit messy and should be fed outdoors, on a deck, or in a garage.

If your dog is inexperienced with raw bones, we recommend no more more than 5-10 minutes of chewing for his or her first couple of sessions. A gradual introduction will allow them a smoother digestive transition. Passively monitor your dog’s chewing to ensure they're being safe.

1. Pull a raw meaty Idahound bone from the freezer.

2. Go outside or in the garage and open the bag.

3. Let your hound enjoy!

4. If desired, grab the remaining bone using the original bag and refreeze to be chewed again.

Idahound’s Green Tripe and Hare Balls

Unlike the Beef and Sheep Diets, which are complete and balanced, our two varieties of green tripe and the Hare Balls should be considered supplements. These foods should be fed in conjunction with other ingredients and/or complete diets. As for portioning these foods, you can use the same guide as above. Both the tripe and the Hare Balls should not constitute more than half of your dog's overall diet.