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17 Jan 2024
You’ve welcomed a new furry friend into your life and you want the best possible nutrition for them to ensure that they are happy and healthy. We get it, that's why we're here to help you make all the right decisions.
Being a cross-breed doesn't make Cavapoos immune to genetic issues. They can suffer from the same problems, such as wobbly knees and arthritis, that pure-bred Poodles and Cavaliers might develop. And with their small stature, chubbiness is known to creep up on them. One sure-fire way to keep them as fit as a fiddle is making sure they're getting the right nourishment at mealtimes.
Based on our current customers, we estimate that adult Cavapoos need around 366 calories per day. This can vary based on your pooch’s age, weight and activity level.
The feeding frequency for a Cavapoo varies based on age and individual needs.
For puppies up to six months, it's recommended to provide three to four meals a day to support their growth and energy requirements.
Adult Cavapoos, aged six months and older, can generally be fed two to three meals daily to maintain stable energy levels.
Senior Cavapoos, aged seven years and older, may benefit from adjusted feeding frequencies based on individual metabolism and activity levels.
Consistency in feeding times helps establish a routine. Always consult with your vet to tailor the feeding plan to your Cavapoo's specific requirements and address any concerns about their diet.
Protein is the building block of muscles, so if your dog likes a lot of exercise you'll want to feed them a food that's protein-packed. On the whole, Cavapoos have lots of energy, much of which they like to direct towards boisterous play. Never happier than when they're chasing a ball or meeting new pals in the park, Cavapoos make fun-loving family members who will never say no to a game.
Do you really know what's in your dog's food? Often checking the label won't give you direct answers, as, legally, pet food labels only have to list ingredients by category. They can sometimes read "meat and meat derivatives, cereals, oils and fats" rather than letting you know exactly what has been used. And, because commercial dog foods can spend a long time on the shelves, they usually contain preservatives to keep them fresh.
With Butternut Box meals, you know precisely what you're feeding your dog as we're proud to show off all our ingredients that appear on our menu. We'll tell you what type of meat we use, which kind of vegetables are in there and we also include the natural flavourings we use, like herbs and brewer's yeast. Everything we cook with can be picked up from a supermarket or health food store – no lab required, just a good old-fashioned kitchen.
For peace of mind, just check out our ingredients: Gobble Gobble Turkey has rosemary to season, and our Wham Bam Lamb is stuffed with veg. We can tell you exactly how delicious it is – we've tasted it ourselves.
We estimate that it will cost around £59 each month to feed your Cavapoo a diet of Butternut Box food. This is based on data from our current customers and can vary depending on things like age, weight and activity level.
We generally recommend dividing this into two meals, morning and evening, to help sustain your pooch throughout the day.
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