You have probably heard a lot of good and bad things about a Raw diet for your pet. It can be very confusing and overwhelming. We are here to help you make sense of it all!
All About A Raw Diet
There are so many reasons to switch your pet to a raw diet, not the least of which they will love it! Here are a few noticeable benefits that a raw diet will provide your pet:
No more doggie odour - The numerous preservatives, additives, and animal by-products in your pet's highly processed food result in dull coats, greasy residue and distinctive "doggie" odour. Your pet will get more cuddles, hugs and couch time when they smell clean and fresh.
No more dull, thin, flat coat - Fur is 90% protein, and to get a velvet-soft coat with loads of volume, shine and luster, you will need a high-quality animal protein diet! Switch to raw and watch your dog or cat get a gorgeous, shiny coat you never thought was possible. Oh, and less shedding too!
No more piles of poo - Does your dog's poo weigh as much as the food they are eating? Cleaning out the litter box daily? Wondering if they are getting any nutrients from the kibble in their bowl? Raw-fed poop is small, firm and biodegradable! Free of fillers, questionable ingredients and preservatives, a raw diet is more digestible and therefore produces less waste.
No more itchy dog/cat - Food allergies are the #1 reason people consider the switch to raw. Why? Because it works! Itching, scratching, and feet chewing are all classic food allergy symptoms that can all be eliminated by choosing to feed a natural, species-appropriate raw diet.
No more tearing - Does your dog have tear stains? Tried all sorts of remedies to keep their face clean? Commercially prepared foods contain tons of preservatives that cause tearing. Switch to watch and watch it disappear! See results in as little as 2-3 weeks.
During the first 4-14 days after making the switch to raw, your pet may experience digestive upset including gas, loose stools, mucous in stool, and may vomit yellow or white phlegm. The way raw is digested is different from kibble. The enzymes required to break down a raw diet vs. a processed diet are very different. The pancreas has to adapt, adding raw goat milk or a digestive enzyme can make this transition easier. Raw food is mostly moisture. The amount of bile needed to break down raw food is less because it is 65-75% moisture. Your pet's stomach will adjust to the amount required. A raw diet is higher in calories with less volume. Your pet may seem hungrier, but the stomach will adjust and these sensations will be less noticeable in a week or so.
There are two ways you can make the switch to raw. You do an Immediate or Gradual Transition. For an Immediate Transition.
After their last kibble meal, they fast for 12-24 hours.
Offer 1/2 the serving of raw, and wait 15 mins. before offering the remaining portion.
For a Gradual Transition
Start with approximately 25% raw and 75% kibble for the first 2 days.
Add another 25% raw to the bowl for the next 2 days.
By day 5, the bowl should be about 75% raw.
After about a week, your pet should be close to consuming 100% raw.
What is the cost? Feeding raw is about the same cost as feeding a high-quality kibble. Click Here for the online Cost/Portation calculator we use to help you figure out how much to feed your pet and the cost. We currently have Big Country Raw and Back 2 Raw in stock.
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