Raw Feeding Guidlelines
If you are new to the raw feeding diet, here are a few tips to help you start out.
Transitioning your pets to raw is an easy process.
TRANSITIONING TO RAW:
Every pet is different but once you get the hang of it, it will be smooth sailing. I personally go "cold turkey" with my dogs. That may or may not work for you and your pet. Many people wean off dry kibble by and adding more raw pet food each day until all the dry pet food is gone. Some pets get a taste of raw and refuse to eat kibble any longer. Tip #1: Be sure to give your pet plenty of
pro-biotics(Yogurt, Keifer, raw milk, ect...)to populate the dead kibble gut with some healthy bugs to help in the transition. Seeing loose stools at the beginning is no alarm, your pet's body is just detoxifying and adjusting.
We offer a Transition Starter Package to help make your pet's transition to raw as easy as possible!
HOW MUCH TO FEED:
These tips are a good starting point. Each dog has different energy requirements. Some breeds are more active than other breeds. Some just lay around the house all day long.
We suggest start at 3% of their body weight.
80% muscle meat + 10% organ + 10% bone.
For example: 50lb dog x 3% = 1.5/lbs a day.
You can feed this all at once or split it up during the day, it's your choice. If you notice your pet losing too much weight, then you should increase the amount of meat. If you notice your pet gaining too much weight, then you should decrease. It all depends on how active your pet is.
Feed your pet the raw diet in the same food bowl as you were with feeding dry pet food. Use all the safe food handling instructions when feeding raw. Pets can enjoy their raw diet both frozen and thawed. Some dogs will just swallow whole pieces,
remember, they are dogs and dogs don't chew, they crunch bone just enough to fit down the throat and swallow, their stomach does all the "chewing" for them.
If your a bit scared about the bones....RAW bones are soft and digestible and fine to feed. NEVER FEED COOKED BONES, cooking makes the bone hard, brittle and undigestible...leaving the possibility of blockage and or ripping the stomach/intestines. Read more about bones and raw in the blog.