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Transitioning to Raw

Transitioning to raw food from any food should be done slowly. This will allow their digestive system to adjust to the new diet and avoid digestive issue from sudden changes in diet.

Transitioning Guide

Transitioning Guide for stubborn cats

Tips for transitioning stubborn cats

Some cats may not accept the new diet right away and will need a little more help switching. A few tips for switching cats who are addicted to kibble:

  • Stop free feeding and set meal time for 2-3 feeding times a day

  • Introduce your cat to high protein canned food for him/her to get use to the texture then slowly add in the raw diet along with the canned food

  • Let your cat go a little hungry and offer him/her the raw diet (DO NOT withhold food for more than 24 hours)

  • Provide a comfortable and safe place for them to eat

  • Be confident as they can sense any distress from their parent during the transition making them and you doubtful of the switch

  • Attract your cat by sprinkling “attractive” food on the raw food

    • Parmesan cheese

    • Bonito flakes

    • Meat treats

    • FortiFlora ®

  • Warm (NOT COOK) the raw food

  • Hand feed the food

  • All of the above 

Cats who are eating canned food may also need the tips above for helping them switch if they refuse to eat the raw diet. 

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Transitioning Guide for stubborn dogs

tips for transitioning stubborn dogs

Some dogs may need a little help during transitioning to get them used to their new raw diet. Here are a few tips to help them try their new diet:

  • Attract your dog by sprinkling “attractive” food on the raw food
    • Parmesan cheese

    • Meat treats

  • Provide them a comfortable and safe place to eat during the switch
  • Be confident as they can sense any distress from their parent during the transition making them and you doubtful of the switch
  • Warm (NOT COOK) the food up a little as some dogs prefer them warm
  • All of the above

the detox process

Introducing a more natural diet may cause some dogs to go through a detox process, especially if they are switching from kibble. Some dog may experience loose stool for about a week or two during the transitioning period. Introduce the new raw diet slowly with their current food when this happen. Excess shedding and runny eyes may also occur during this period. This is common and is also showing that they are getting a healthier diet.

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changes after feeding raw

Pet parents have notice these changes after they started feeding raw:

  • Shinier coat

  • Less allergies

  • Higher energy level

  • Smaller and less smelly waste

  • Going less because they are absorbing more nutrients

 

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