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Categories: Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Food

Q. How much raw vs cooked meat measured by weight should I add to 1 cup of Preference Honest Kitchen?
I recently purchased a box of The Honest Kitchen Preference dog food from Leerburg. How much raw vs. cooked meat measured by weight should I add to 1 cup of Preference (is there enough difference to matter)? Also, would the calcium/phosphorus ratios be balanced if I don't add any raw bone, such as ground turkey or chicken necks and backs, to my dog's diet?

Thanks!

A. Here are the directions from the Preference webpage on our site. You don't need to add bone.

Preference is suggested for use with added raw meat, meaty bones or cooked meat of your preference (never cooked bones), as a base for a home made diet. This diet contains a custom vitamin-mineral premix with balanced calcium: phosphorus ratios, which are vital for the maintenance of healthy cells, bones and blood.

This recipe is ideal for dogs who are sensitive to more popular meats. Therefore, more exotic meats, fish or alternative protein sources may be used as required.

Preference is intended for supplemental feeding only, and has not been developed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles or provide a complete and balanced diet when fed alone.

Meats may be added to Preference at a rate of 1:1 to 2:1 depending on the age, breed and level of activity of your pet.

Feeding Guidelines for Preference
Body Weight-----Less Active-----up to--More Active
---------------------(Meat:Preference)------(Meat:Preference)
Up to 10 lbs----¼: ¼ cup--------up to--1/3: 1/6 cup
Up to 30 lbs----½: ½ cup--------up to--2/3: 1/3 cup
Up to 50 lbs----1: 1 cup----------up to--1 1/3: 2/3 cup
Up to 70 lbs----1 1/8:1 1/8cup--up to--1 ½: ¾ cup
Up to 90 lbs----1 1/3:1 1/3cup--up to--2: 1 cup
  
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