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Feeding Guidelines

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Viand Pet Canine Feeding Guidelines

Option 1: Feeding exclusively Viand Pet Canine Growth & Maintenance Formula. Feeding schedule per day.

Dog Weight

Viand Pet
cups/day

10 LB

1/4

20 LB

1/2 to 5/8

30 LB

7/8 to 1

40 LB

1-1/8 to 1-1/4

50 LB

1-3/8 to 2

70 LB

2 to 2-1/4

90 LB

2-1/2 to 2-3/4

110 LB

3-1/8 to 3-3/8

125 LB

3-1/2 to 4

150 LB

4-1/4 to 4-3/4

175 LB

5 to 5-1/2

200 LB

5-3/4 to 6-1/4

CALCULATE how long will a bag of Viand Pet Food last if your dog's diet is 100% Viand Pet.  (To return to this page from the calulator, click the close calculator link)

Option 2: Using the Cleansing Diet, then Viand Pet Canine Growth & Maintenance Formula and the Natural/Raw Guidelines below. Adult dog combined diet by CUP (not weight) per day.

Dog Weight

Viand Pet

Raw Meat

Adjunct Food

Total Volume

10 lb

1/8

1/8

1/16

5/16

20 LB

1/4

1/4

1/8

5/8

30 LB

3/8

3/8

1/4

1

40 LB

1/2

1/2

1/4

1-1/4

50 LB

3/4

3/4

1/4

1-3/4

70 LB

1

1-1/2

1/2

3

90 LB

1-1/4

1-1/2

1/2

3-1/4

110 LB

1-1/2

1-3/4

3/4

4

125 LB

1-3/4

2

3/4

5-1/2

150 LB

2-1/4

2-1/2

3/4

5-1/2

175 LB

2-1/2

3

1

6-1/2

200 LB

3

3-1/4

1

7-1/4

CALCULATE how long will a bag of Viand Pet Food last if your dog's diet is 50% Viand Pet. (To return to this page from the Calculator, click the close calculator link)

Puppies up to approximately 18 months, working dogs, and lactating bitches should be fed 75-100% more than the above recommended guidelines. Viand Pet Canine Growth and Maintenance Formula meets the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profile for All Life Stages.

If you have any questions about the cleansing diet or feeding guidelines, please call us at (800) 743-1502.

Viand Pet Canine Guidelines Table of Contents

Feeding Guidelines

Feeding Your Cat(s)

Cats are strict carnivores and meat is essential for their health. Many dry cat foods are predominantly grain with flavor-enhancing agents—cats wouldn’t even think of eating grain if it wasn’t flavored! Viand, however, doesn’t need flavoring since it’s predominantly meat.

Because cats are creatures of habit, they often resist dietary improvements. Viand has no sugar, flavor enhancers or coloring to persuade finicky cats. It derives its flavor from meat, garlic, and other natural ingredients.

To transition your cat to Viand, gradually reduce the amount fed of the current diet while increasing the Viand. Start by adding 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Viand Feline Formula and increase its amount daily while decreasing the amount of the old food. Do this over 10 days to allow your cat to adjust to a higher level of nutrition.

The total amount you need to feed daily depends on the weight, activity level, and metabolism of the cat. As a rule, a mature 8- to 12-pound cat consumes between 1/4 and 1/3 cups of food daily. A kitten (up to 24 months) and a pregnant cat both eat 75-100% more food than an adult.

Feed your cat once or twice a day. Do not leave food out to permit nibbling, as this has been found to negatively alter your cat’s metabolism and can lead to an abnormally high urine pH. This can make the cat predisposed to the formation of urine crystals.

Viand Feline Formula is formulated to help prevent F.U.S. and cystitis. The high percentage of quality meat protein and the low bulk formulation produces a natural pH in the urine. The bio-availability and high digestibility of ingredients results in low ash and low magnesium consumption.

Though Viand is considered a full feed and a balanced diet surpassing all AAFCO and NRC requirements, the addition of raw meat and vegetables into a daily menu make the diet even more vital and beneficial. Daily, try to feed 1/8 cup of raw meat, a small amount of vegetables, and 1/8 cup of Viand Feline Formula. This is only a guideline and larger felines may need larger amounts than smaller felines', so the portion size would vary accordingly. If your cat does not adjust well to the natural diet right away, be patient. You may need to cook the meat a little at first to release the flavor.

You can even help your cat’s diet while you are deciding whether to switch foods. Begin today by adding some whole/raw foods to your cat’s diet. Raw chicken, turkey or fish will usually start your cat in the right nutritional direction. Beef is often not a cat’s favorite, but try it anyway.

Don’t worry if your cat is not interested in vegetables or the Viand in the beginning and only goes for the meat. Your cat is making up for long-term nutritional deficiencies.

A better diet will help your cat’s immune system begin a more sustained and deeper cleansing process. This allows for the expression of higher levels of wellness through greater vitality and a stronger inner balance.

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