When first introducing, it is necessary to gradually work up to the recommended amount added to the food by increasing the amount added over a 1-2 week period, or adjust to bowel tolerance. Dogs: the normal daily amount is one 5 gram scoop, found in each container, per 10 lbs. of body weight up to a maximum of 3 scoops a day. If your pet is fed twice daily the amount can be divided. For dogs that have severe problems, hip dysplasia, arthritis, allergies, etc. the amount should be doubled or taken to as close to a double recommended amount as the bowel will allow, for the first 6 weeks then returned to the normal maintenance amount. Hokamix, combined with a high quality food, will benefit pets of all ages. It can be mixed with raw food, any moist food or moistened dry food.