Switching Process from Kibble to Raw Food Diet
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:
You will also notice in the first two weeks of feeding raw a little film of mucus on your dog's stool, this is okay and a sign that your dog's body is cleansing itself of toxins. In addition, your dog's stools will become noticeably smaller and less smelly from the transition.
Transitioning Puppies to a Raw Dog Food Diet.
Typically puppies do not have any digestive issues, therefore they will be able to tolerate a more rapid switch within 1 or 2 days. You should start by adding 1/4 cup of 808 Raw Pet Food to your dogs current diet each meal, gradually increasing the raw food while reducing the kibble until your dog is completely on raw.
Begin by adding 1/6 of 808 Raw Pet Food to your dogs current food. After 2 days double the portion, while reducing the kibble. After 4 days of feeding reduce the kibble to half and add half 808 Raw Pet Food. On day 6 you should be able to completely remove kibble and the transition should be complete
Transitioning a picky eater to a Raw Dog Food Diet.
The picky eaters may turn their nose at the texture or smell of the raw diet, if so this what you need to do to ensure a smoother transition.
Fast your dog the night prior to feed their first raw meal
Reduce or eliminate treats until raw transition is complete
How much raw should I feed my dog?
The rule of thumb for feeding your dog a raw pet food diet is to feed 2%-3% of your dogs body weight daily. Which can be split into meals throughout the day. For example a 100 pound dog can be fed 3 pounds of our chicken or beef blend formula daily. For puppies 12 months and under can be kept at a ratio 5%-6% of body weight fed daily until they reach over 12 months old.