Transition Guide for Cats & Dogs
How do I transition my Dog or Cat to Raw?
Successfully transitioning to a new raw food diet can take up to 3 weeks because there are significant differences in the digestive process between raw and kibble.
There are two options:
Fast your dog for 12 to 24 hours after their last kibble meal.
Offer 1/2 the serving of raw, wait 15 mins. before offering remaining portion.
We suggest serving their meals at room temperature for the first few days, giving their stomach a chance to adjust. After that, you can feed straight from the fridge.
To wean your Dog or Cat gradually, we suggest the following:
Day 1 & 2 – 25% Raw
Day 3 & 4 – 50% Raw
Day 5 & 6 – 75% Raw
Day 7 Full raw
TIPS & PORTION CALCULATORS
When transitioning, start with a simple protein like our Pure Chicken or Pure Turkey for the first week, as these proteins are easier to digest, which aids in a quicker & smoother transition.
Usually, a good rule of thumb is a ½ lb of food per 20 lbs of dog. If your dog needs to gain weight, add a ¼ lb of raw food per meal. If they need to lose weight, reduce by ¼ lb per meal.
There are calculators available on the supplier webpages depending on which brand of raw food you decide to feed.
Raw Performance Feeding Calculator: https://www.rawperformancedogfood.com/pages/feeding-calculator
Big Country Raw Feeding Calculator: https://bigcountryraw.ca/getting-started/cost-portion-calculator/
Tollden Farms Feeding Calculator: https://www.tolldenfarms.ca/learning-centre/feeding-calculator