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Freeze-dried food conversion

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I just bought a bunch of freeze-dried disks of food from Oma's Pride. I was hoping to use them on USAR deployments and long-term training exercises where it would be impossible for me to bring my dog's usual raw diet. Problem is, I have no idea how much of this freeze-dried stuff to feed my dog. He currently eats around 1.25 to 1.5 lbs. of food (raw) per day.

Anybody ever use this type of stuff before?
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I have used freeze dried food for my dog before, so I can offer some guidance. When it comes to feeding freeze-dried food, the general rule of thumb is to rehydrate it with water before feeding it to your dog. The specific instructions on how much water to add and how long to let it rehydrate should be provided by the manufacturer on the packaging or their website.
To determine how much freeze-dried food to feed your dog, you can start by calculating the daily amount of raw food your dog currently eats. If your dog consumes 1.25 to 1.5 lbs. of raw food per day, you'll need to check the feeding guidelines provided by Oma's Pride for their freeze-dried food. These guidelines should indicate the recommended amount of freeze-dried food to feed based on your dog's weight.
Once you have the recommended amount, you can follow the rehydration instructions and then feed the rehydrated food to your dog. Keep in mind that the weight of the freeze-dried food may differ from the weight of the rehydrated food, so be sure to adjust accordingly.
It's always a good idea to monitor your dog's weight and condition when introducing a new type of food. If you notice any significant changes, you may need to adjust the amount you're feeding. Additionally, consulting with your veterinarian can provide you with personalized advice based on your dog's specific dietary needs.
I hope this helps, and best of luck with your USAR deployments and training exercises!
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