Switch your dog from commercial to home-cooked food gradually over the course of a week or more to avoid stomach upset. You are the best judge of your dog’s metabolic characteristics, activity levels and caloric needs. As with any canine meal plan, adjust accordingly. Pregnant pooches and lactating moms have higher caloric needs. Growing puppies need more calories, too! Consult your veterinarian regarding any special concerns.
It doesn’t matter if you chose to feed your little buddy 100% home-cooked food, a mix of 50% home-cooked food and 50% commercial food, or a dollop on top of some dry food! Once you have introduced home-cooked food into your pup’s diet, you can switch freely between menu items. Pay attention to your dog’s weight and elimination habits, and adjust the quantity accordingly. Dogs have likes and dislikes. Listen to what they tell you. And remember, treats should constitute no more than 10% of daily caloric intake. Treats are treats… not a way of life! That goes for us humans, too!
Our vacuum-sealed bags can last for months in the freezer and up to four days in the refrigerator. However, we suggest you use our meals as soon as possible to retain freshness and nutritional integrity. Our treats are packaged in small amounts so they don’t have to sit for months on a shelf. It is recommended that you keep the treats in the freezer or the fridge. Remember, nothing that comes from the Puppy Belly Deli kitchen contains preservatives… ever! Directly from our kitchen to yours, our products are meant for eating, not for display.