Transitioning to Wellness® Simple
It is important to slowly transition your dog from his/her current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to new nutrient levels. To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellness Simple each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness Simple by day 7. This food is formulated for adult, non-reproducing dogs over one year old as puppies and pregnant or nursing mothers have special nutritional requirements.
Determining Feeding Portions
(based on a standard 8 oz. dry measuring cup)
Divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust as needed. Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size, activity level, breed and environment.
Give your dog access to clean, cool fresh water at all times and feed Wellness Simple wet food in combination, whenever possible, to increase the level of water in your dog’s diet. Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your dog plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly!
|WEIGHT OF DOGS (LBS)
||1/4 – 1
||1 – 1 1/4
||1 1/4- 2 1/4
||2 1/4 – 3
||3 – 3 3/4
||3 3/4 – 4 1/4
||4 1/3- 5
Dogs over 125 lbs: Add 1/4 cup per additional 10 lbs.
Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by 1/3 cup for every 6 oz of wet food.
Calorie Content: This food contains 3,488 kcal per pound or 450 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).
AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Wellness Simple Duck & Oatmeal Formula Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.