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When Is Feeding Pure Meat for Dogs Useful?

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100% meat and offal - Our pure meat variations fordogs aretraditionally prepared only from high-quality muscle meatand richoffal, nothing else. Very gently cooked and preserved, so the valuable ingredientsare optimallypreserved. This provides varied nutrition with pure meat for the dog, as itshould be. Youcan findout moreabout thematching supplementary foods to make a complete diet below. 

Feeding with different meat proteins can be useful in various situations and allow the adaptation of meals to meet individual needs.

  • If the dog doesnot tolerateraw meat
  • If the dog needs specific proportions of meat in theirfeed 
  • If the dog canonly toleratecertain types of meat due to allergies
  • If you want to assemble the meals foryour dogyourself 
  • If you want tofeed yourdog anexclusion diet


We offer pure meat pots and pure meat rolls for your dog, which can enrich the diet, you can assemble the ingredients individually to ensure a natural, species appropriate dog-friendly nutritious diet.

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Canis Plus® pure meat cans – pure meat enjoyment

Canis Plus® Pure Beef or Duck pots are available in 400 g and 800 g cans. 100% meat with valuable offal, a guaranteed dog-friendly meal. They contain 100% pure meat and offal from only one animal protein source, making the entire range suitable for sensitive dogs and dogs with food intolerances. Fussy eaters will just love it too! 

The gently cooked pure meat pots are a healthy addition to our dry food or simply as a coveted reward or snack. In combination with the popular Canis Plus® dry food, simply give half of the specified daily amount from the pure meat pot and add flakes, oil and eggshell powder for the morning meal and half the ration of dry food for the evening meal. With essential feed supplements, you can also put together a complete meal from the pure meat pots and easily assemble your own exclusion diet. 

The Canis Plus® pure meat pots contain high-quality pure meat with valuable offal in three flavours, Beef, Green Beef Tripe and Duck. Very useful and practical for raw feeders and they are an ideal substitute for fresh meat. Canis Plus® pure meat pots have been specially designed on a purely natural basis, without any synthetic additives to provide naturally pure feeding and to easily fill the dog's daily meatration anytime andanywhere.

Canis Plus® Meat Rolls - puremeat in a variety of flavours

500g of the best pure meat and valuable offal forms the basis for a healthy meal, bringing lots of flavour and natural nutrients to it. They come in 100% pure rabbit, chicken, lamb, horse, game and goat. They can easily be integrated into an exclusion diet. They also make a good alternative to raw meat for BARF and can be fed in combination with our cold-pressed dry food or can also be fed as a BARF alternative on holiday. Gently cooked, the Canis Plus® meat rolls have a long shelf life even at room temperature, stored below 25°C.

Our pure meat rolls can be a delicious snack or be an extra portion of strength for dogs that require more energy or a high meat content in their food. In addition, our meat rolls, as well as the pure meat pots, allow you to freely tailor make your dogs’ meals. You can decide for yourself whether your dog should receive 60%, 70% or 80% meat content in their daily meals, which vegetables and fruits you would like to feed and, of course, which nutritional supplements your dog should receive. Our team of experts will be happy to help you should you have any questions.

Feeding recommendationand recommendedsupplements when feeding pure meatfor dogs

The Canis Plus® pure meat variations are not complete meals but must be supplemented with side dishes if they are eaten regularly.

In this case, the meat portion of the meal should be 70%, and supplemented with 30% of colorful vegetables, fruits and herbs, as well as a source of calcium and oil. This is how you create a nutritional species-appropriate complete meal for your dog. This ratio of 70% to 30% is a healthy ratio for our four-legged friends. This may differ with dogs suffering from medical conditions. Should this be the case, please contact our team of experts for advice. 

Feeding tables Pure meat for dogs

In the following tables you will find a breakdown of the quantities required when regularly feeding our Canis Plus® pure meat variations as a main meal, combined with our air-dried flakes Canis Extra Vit/Min variety or Top-Fit-Mix flakes in a ratio of 70% to 30% and other important supplements. The products and feeding instructions can be found in the category of complementary foods.

Feeding recommendation for the Canis Plus®pure meat pots or meat rolls

  • We recommend as a dailyamount for regular feedingincluding supplement:- 3-5% of bodyweight for adult, normal-active dogs, 5-8% for puppies, 2.5-3% forseniors. 
  • The calculated amount isdivided into 70% meat and 30% vegetables, fruit orflake mix, supplemented with calciumand oil. Our pure meat products are also ideal as a delicious rewardin between meals.
  • In combination feeding, takehalf of the specifieddaily amount of Canis Plus® dryfood and feed anadditional 1.5-2.5% of bodyweight for adult, normally-active dogs, 2.5-4% for puppies, 1.25-1.5%for seniorsand sidedishes. 
  • The optimal amount to feed depends onvarious factors suchas activitylevel, age, season,physical and mental health and much more andshould be assessedindividually. Therefore, adjustthe guidelinevalues individually to yourdog.

Normally active adult dogs

Pure meat as a main meal for adult dogs, which should receive 3-5% of their body weight per day in food, with 30% vegetable side dish per day:

Weight of the dogCanis Plus® 
Meat Pots/Rolls in g
Canis Extra 
flakes in g (dry)
Water for the 
flakes in ml
1 kg21 - 35 g3 - 5 g10 - 20 ml
2,5 kg52,5 - 87,5 g7,5 - 12,5 g30 - 45 ml
5 kg105 - 175 g15 - 25 g55 - 90 ml
10 kg210 - 350 g30 - 50 g110 - 180 ml
15 kg325 - 525 g45 - 75 g160 - 270 ml
20 kg420 - 700 g60 - 100 g220 - 360 ml
25 kg525 - 875 g75 - 125 g270 - 450 ml
30 kg630 - 1050 g90 - 150 g325 - 540 ml
35 kg735 - 1225 g105 - 175 g380 - 630 ml
40 kg840 - 1400 g120 - 200 g430 - 720 ml
45 kg945 - 1575 g135 - 225 g490 - 810 ml
50 kg1050 - 1750 g150 - 250 g540 - 900 ml
60 kg1260 - 2100 g180 - 300 g650 - 1080 ml
70 kg1470 - 2450 g210 - 350 g760 - 1260 ml
  • The average recommended daily ration is shown. Please use the smaller values as a guide and increase the amount of food in the direction of the larger values if necessary.
  • The table shows you the range of the feeding recommendation between 3-5%. If you decide to set the amount of food for your dog in the middle, for example to feed your 10kg dog 280g of pure meat, then feed the medium recommendation for the flakes accordingly (corresponds to 40g in this case). 
  • Please add a calcium source and an oil source daily.
  • The dried flakes are soaked in water for at least 15 minutes and then mixed into the meat.
  • 1 tablespoon of flakes corresponds to about 10g.

Normal-active Puppies and Young Dogs

Pure meat as a main meal for puppies and young dogs, which should receive 5-8% of their body weight per day in food, with 30% vegetable side dish per day:

Weight of 
the dog
Canis Plus®
Meat Pots/Rolls in g
Canis Extra
flakes in g (dry)
Water for the 
flakes in ml 
1 kg35 - 56 g5 - 8 g25 - 30 ml
2,5 kg87,5 - 140 g12,5 - 20 g45 - 75 ml
5 kg175 - 280 g25 - 40 g90 - 145 ml
10 kg350 - 560 g50 - 80 g180 - 290 ml
15 kg525 - 840 g75 - 125 g270 - 435 ml
20 kg700 - 1120 g100 - 160 g360 - 580 ml
25 kg875 - 1400 g125 - 200 g 450 - 720 ml
30 kg1050 - 1680 g150 - 240 g540 - 865 ml
35 kg1225 - 1960 g175 - 280 g630 - 1010 ml
40 kg1400 - 2240 g200 - 320 g720 - 1155 ml
45 kg1575 - 2520 g225 - 360 g810 - 1300 ml
50 kg1750 - 2800 g250 - 400 g900 - 1440 ml
60 kg2100 - 3360 g300 - 480 g1080 - 1730 ml
70 kg2450 - 3920 g350 - 560 g1260 - 2020 ml
  • The average recommended daily ration is shown. Please use the smaller values as a guide and in crease the amount of food in the direction of the larger values if necessary.
  • The table shows you the range of the feeding recommendation between 5-8%. If you decide to set the amount of food for your dog in the middle, for example to feed your 10kg dog 455g of pure meat, then feed the medium recommendation for the flakes accordingly (corresponds to 65g in this case). The range between 5-8% is quite wide, and the optimal amount can be very different in different breeds, depending on the expected final weight. So feel free to contact our team of experts if you have any questions. 
  • Please add a calcium source and an oil source daily.
  • The dried flakes are soaked in water for at least 15 minutes and then mixed into the meat.
  • 1 tablespoon of flakes corresponds to about 10g.

Age-related calmer dogs & seniors

Pure meat as a main meal for age-related calmer dogs and seniors, which should receive 2.5-3% of their body weight per day in food, with 30% vegetable side dish per day:

Weight of 
the dog
Canis Plus®
Meat Pots/Rolls in g
Canis Extra 
flakes in g
Water for 
the flakes in ml 
1 kg15 - 25 g2,5 - 3 g10 - 15 ml
2,5 kg45 - 55 g6,5 - 7,5 g23 - 30 ml
5 kg90 - 105 g12,5 - 15 g45 - 55 ml
10 kg175 - 210 g25 - 30 g90 - 110 ml
15 kg265 - 315 g37,5 - 45 g135 - 165 ml
20 kg350 - 420 g50 - 60 g180 - 220 ml
25 kg440 - 525 g62,5 - 75 g225 - 270 ml
30 kg525 - 630 g75 - 90 g270 - 325 ml
35 kg615 - 735 g87,5 - 105 g315 - 380 ml
40 kg700 - 840 g100 - 120 g360 - 435 ml
45 kg790 - 945 g112,5 - 135 g405 - 490 ml
50 kg875 - 1050 g125 - 150 g450 - 540 ml
60 kg1050 - 1260 g150 - 180 g540 - 650 ml
70 kg1225 - 1470 g175 - 210 g630 - 760 ml

For dogs that are calmer due to age, the following applies, gradually reduce the amount of food from the recommended 5-3% (see normal-active, adult dog) as soon as the dog's level of activity decreases.

  • The average recommended daily ration is shown. Please use the larger values as a guide and reduce the amount of food in the direction of the smaller values if necessary. The table shows you the range of the feeding recommendation between 2.5-3%. If you decide to set the amount of food for your dog in the middle, for example to feed your 10kg dog 192.5g of pure meat, feed the average recommendation for the flakes accordingly (corresponds to 27.5g in this case). 
  • Please add a calcium source and an oil source daily.
  • The dried flakes are soaked in water for at least 15 minutes and then mixed into the meat.
  • 1 tablespoon of flakes corresponds to approx 10g.

Naturavetal® Info

Should you wish to supplement your own side dishes to create a complete meal, we recommend sticking to the ratio of 70% meat and 30% vegetable and fruit as a basis for a healthy dog diet. This may vary if there is an illness to consider, our team of experts will be happy to help you with individual advice. Our tables show you the proportion of our air-dried flakes to be supplemented, the amount of fresh vegetables and fruit you should add is not shown here. In our guide article "First steps to BARF" we show you how to calculate them yourself.

FAQ: The most important questions and answers about feeding dogs pure meat

What is pure meat exactly?

By pure meat we mean pure muscle meat and offal, without any synthetic additives. Our Canis Plus® pure meat pots and meat rolls consist exclusively of muscle meat and offal such as lungs, liver, heart, trachea and oesophagus as well as meat broth - always from a single animal protein source such as chicken, goat or horse. 

Should dogs eat raw or cooked meat?

Dogs can eat both raw and cooked meat. With raw meat, you can get particularly close to the natural diet of its ancestors, the wolf. In the wild, the wolf would eat its prey including the skin, fur, offal, bones and stomach contents. BARF feeders therefore prefer feeding with pure raw meat. Having lived with humans for thousands of years the dog has become domesticated and has been accustomed to a mixed diet and can tolerate cooked meat without any problems. We make sure that our meat is cooked very gently.

Can you feed a dog only meat?

A dog needs more than just meat. It is often said that the dog is a carnivore, but this is not entirely true. Unlike the cat, a dog is not a pure carnivore, but rather an omnivore. For a healthy and species-appropriate diet, our four-legged friend needs not only pure meat, consisting of muscle meat and offal, but also herbs, fruit and vegetables and a source of calcium. 

How much meat does a dog need per day?

There isn’t a general answer to this question, as it always depends on the individual animal. For their healthy development, young dogs would need a different diet than an older dog who no longer moves much and may even have a medical conditions. Age and temperament have a great influence on the right amount to feed. There fore, pure meat for a species-appropriate diet is necessary for a healthy regime. The values in the tables on this page serve as a guide. For more information, our team of experts will be happy to assist you. 

What needs to be added to the pure meat pots and meat rolls?

The Canis Plus® pure meat variations are not ready-made complete meals. They should be served with side dishes if they are regularly fed as the main food. In this case, the meat content of the meal should be 70% meat supplemented with 30% colorful vegetables, fruits or flakes and herbs, as well as a source of calcium and oil. This is how you create a species-appropriate complete meal for your dog. If there is any illness to consider, the recommendation may differ, our team of experts will be happy to help you with individual advice.

Are bones also processed in the pure meat products?

More and more dogs react to bones with stomach upsets such as heartburn, hyperacidity and similar problems, especially in old age. We prepare our Canis Plus® pure meat variations free of bones. So they are optimally tolerated by every dog, whether young or old. However, this means that you need to supplement the calcium source if you want to feed the pure meat pots or meat rolls regularly. You can choose a natural source of calcium that your dog tolerates best. Canis Extra Organic Eggshell Powder and Canis Extra Calcified Seaweed are considered to be particularly well-tolerated, natural sources of calcium. 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone. We are here to help you with comprehensive advice. You can reach us Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by phone at 020 8531 7804 or mail info@naturavetal.co.uk.

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