We recommend you use Ancestral Homestyle Meals as topper or mix-in, adding it to your dog’s dry kibble. Mixing our food with your dog’s dry kibble is an easy way to add moisture, fat, and nutrients to your dog's diet. You can use as much or little of our food as you would like, but the total amount of food your dog consumes each day should remain the same. For example, if you add 1/2 cup of Ancestral’s Homestyle Food to your dog’s bowl, you would remove an equal amount of their dry kibble.
When Used as a Complete and Balanced Meal
When used exclusively it is important to understand that each dog is special and unique. Younger, more active dogs may require more food than is listed in the table below. While older less active dogs may require less. The table below is intended only as a feeding guideline.
Dog's Current Weight Daily Feeding of Thawed Ancestral Pet Food
3 to 10 pounds 2/3 to 1 cup
10 to 20 pounds 1 to 1 3/4 cups
20 to 30 pounds 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cups
30 to 40 pounds 2 1/4 to 3 cups
40 to 50 pounds 3 to 3 1/4 cups
50 pounds and above Add 1/2 cup for each additional 10 pounds
It is recommended that you let the next day's meals defrost in the refrigerator overnight before serving. Also, you may slowly defrost in the microwave. For best results use defrost setting in one minute intervals.
Transitioning to Ancestral Homestyle Meals
It is important to slowly transition to a new food over seven days. For dogs with a sensitive stomach this period should be extended.
Days 1 and 2: Feed dog 75% old food and 25% Ancestral Homestyle Meal
Days 3 and 4: Feed dog 50% old food and 50% Ancestral Homestyle Meal
Days 5 and 6: Feed dog 25% old food and 75% Ancestral Homestyle Meal
Day 7: Feed dog 100% Ancestral Homestyle Meal