Switching To Raw

SWITCH GRADUALLY

Natural raw food is suitable for all breeds of dogs, of all ages and sizes. To determine how much food your dog should have, you need to consider his age, weight and how much energy he expends. Dogs that get a lot of exercise or that are nervous use more energy and therefore need a slightly bigger portion.  

Almost all dogs who subsist on dry food have imbalanced gut flora. The older the dog and the greater amount of dry food, the greater the imbalance. To allow these dogs to get used to natural raw food, it’s best to introduce it gradually.

As for puppies, natural raw food is as important like in adult dogs, but you must get the puppy accustomed to it. If the nursing bitch is already on Raw Cut food, then the process is much easier, in that case It is advisable to start with small amounts of fresh meat, so that there is a gradual switch from the bitch milk.

If your dog is already on dry food and you want to switch him to Raw Cut Complete, then we recommend that you first start with a fasting day then gradually build up the amount of Raw Cut Complete as shown on the table below.

Natural raw food is suitable for all breeds of dogs, of all ages and sizes. To determine how much food your dog should have, you need to consider his age, weight and how much energy he expends. Dogs that get a lot of exercise or that are nervous use more energy and therefore need a slightly bigger portion.  

Almost all dogs who subsist on dry food have imbalanced gut flora. The older the dog and the greater amount of dry food, the greater the imbalance. To allow these dogs to get used to natural raw food, it’s best to introduce it gradually.

Natural raw food is suitable for all breeds of dogs, of all ages and sizes. To determine how much food your dog should have, you need to consider his age, weight and how much energy he expends. Dogs that get a lot of exercise or that are nervous use more energy and therefore need a slightly bigger portion.  

As for puppies, natural raw food is as important like in adult dogs, but you must get the puppy accustomed to it. If the nursing bitch is already on Raw Cut food, then the process is much easier, in that case It is advisable to start with small amounts of fresh meat, so that there is a gradual switch from the bitch milk.

If your dog is already on dry food and you want to switch him to Raw Cut Complete, then we recommend that you first start with a fasting day then gradually build up the amount of Raw Cut Complete as shown on the table below.

Almost all dogs who subsist on dry food have imbalanced gut flora. The older the dog and the greater amount of dry food, the greater the imbalance. To allow these dogs to get used to natural raw food, it’s best to introduce it gradually.

As for puppies, natural raw food is as important like in adult dogs, but you must get the puppy accustomed to it. If the nursing bitch is already on Raw Cut food, then the process is much easier, in that case It is advisable to start with small amounts of fresh meat, so that there is a gradual switch from the bitch milk.

If your dog is already on dry food and you want to switch him to Raw Cut Complete, then we recommend that you first start with a fasting day then gradually build up the amount of Raw Cut Complete as shown on the table below.

ADULT DOG TRANSITION

Days

Activity

1

Fasting day, No food

2 - 4

Switch to Raw, feed your dog 50% of his recommended daily portion divided over two meals.

5 - 9

Add 100 g to the portion

10 - ?

Every 4 days, increase the portion by 100 g until your dog has the amount he needsAdd 100 g to the portion

PUPPY TRANSITION

Days

Activity

1

Fasting day, No food

2

Switch to Raw, feed your puppy 80% of his recommended daily portion over 3 to 4 meals

3 - 6

Increase the portion slowly.

7 - ?

Determine the exact amount yourself based on your puppy needs.

ADULT DOG TRANSITION

Day 1

Fasting day, No food

Day 2 - 4

Switch to Raw, feed your dog 50% of his recommended daily portion divided over two meals.

Day 5 - 9

Add 100 g to the portion

Day 10 - ?

Every 4 days, increase the portion by 100 g until your dog has the amount he needsAdd 100 g to the portion

PUPPY TRANSITION

Day 1

Fasting day, No food

Day 2

Switch to Raw, feed your puppy 80% of his recommended daily portion over 3 to 4 meals

Day 3 - 6

Increase the portion slowly.

Day 7 - ?

Determine the exact amount yourself based on your puppy needs.

Did you know?

The gut flora is like a factory that works day and night to digest food and monitor the balance between good and bad bacteria. Excess bad bacteria are killed off so that infections don’t have a chance to flourish.

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