You've made the switch to a species appropriate diet your dog is designed to thrive on. What's the best way to transition dogs to a new dog food?
Slowly & Gradually!
The benefits of raw feeding are immense and life changing for your dog. You will likely start to notice health improvements within 1 month. The transition to raw dog food or any new dog food can cause temporary upset stomach or soft stool, as the body adjusts to the new food. Transitioning gradually & mixing the new & old food, will help ease this process.
Follow These Guidelines When Transitioning Your Dog To A Raw Diet:
First, select a meat familiar to your dog & thaw in your fridge for 24-48 hours before feeding.
Phase 1: Begin the transition by first feeding 20% of raw dog food & 80% of the old food for 3-5 days.
Phase 2: Next, move onto 50% raw dog food & 50% old dog food for another 3-5 days.
Phase 3: Then you can advance to 80% raw dog food & 20% old dog food for another 3-5 days.
Phase 4: Finally, feeding 100% raw dog food!
- Serve at room temperature
- Keep it simple and do not add additional supplements
- It is recommended to fast your dog for one meal prior to introducing a new diet.
- Take the transition as slow as your dog needs. Monitor stool and slowly increaseraw food portion every few days.
- For our finicky pups we recommend you start by serving their first few meals lightly cooked for 6-7 minutes in a pan on low heat.
- For dogs with highly sensitive stomachs, we recommend prepping their stomach with either goats milk or slippery elm.
- Keep it simple during the transition. Do not add any additional supplements or treats.
- Remember, just like humans, every dog is different. We recommend using these general transition guidelines but adjust as needed.
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