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:

1. Immediate

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.

2. Gradual

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


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:

Big Country Raw Feeding Calculator:

Tollden Farms Feeding Calculator: