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Switching to Raw Dog Food

Switching to a raw dog food

Nikita O'Rourke |

Switching to a raw dog food diet? – You are asking this question because

1.You have heard of the benefits of raw food for dogs.

2. Your dog is not a healthy as you would like after a lifetime of dry dog food.

3. You have realized your dogs body is designed to digest meat, not complex carbohydrates.

There are many reasons why people choose to start their puppies, adult dogs or senior dogs on a raw diet. In recent years many scientific studies have been released proving that a high meat content diet is one of the best options for our furfriends. Some dry dog food is packed with complex carbohydrates such as barley, maize or rice. The only thing these ingredients do for a dog is… indigestion, sugar spikes, skin irritations.. the list goes on!

Should I switch my dog to a fresh diet?

Whether you call it a raw diet or fresh diet, it is the same thing. All raw dog food is frozen to ensure it is kept fresh, it would not be feasible for raw dog food producers to keep it as a refrigerated product. So a raw diet or a fresh diet, it is the same thing.

So should you switch?

YES! The research on the benefits for dogs are endless. Two books that were recently released with an abundance of information – The Forever Dog and Feeding Dogs. Great books, well worth the read! For a quick over view on the benefits of raw dog food check this out.

Switching to a raw dog food diet:

Every dog is different and we believe you know your dog best , after all you are the person that has fed them and cleaned up their poops everyday. So we will break this down into two categories but as always if you need more guidance please reach out to us.

No digestion issues, my dog has a stomach of steel

Switching to a raw dog food diet with a dog that has only ever had the odd loose stool, generally strong and healthy is easy. Just go for it, switch to a fresh diet today. Check out our Starter Packs.

Sensitive Dog

If your dog has suffered with an upset stomach frequently then lets support them through the transition.

From experience many dogs have suffered with difficult digestion because the processed food they are currently on does not agree with them. Pet owners are nervous to change their dogs diet incase the diarrhea gets worse. We understand this concern but we have been supporting pet owners with nutrition for many years and we know a raw diet can improve stools.

If your pet suffers from any of the following:

  • Digestive discomfort
  • Diarrhea/loose stools
  • Pancreatitis
  • Renal disease
  • Diabetes
  • Skin allergies

Then we recommend you start with

The weaning process is one that we are all familiar with. Slowly introduce the raw dog food over 7 days, each day increasing the raw food, decreasing the dry nuts or wet food. The digestive tract will acclimatize to raw dog food over the week.

If your dog suffers from any ailments or illnesses and you would like to discuss their nutrition plan in finer detail you can book a consult.

How much raw dog food does my dog need?