There are many ways to transition your canine friend to a fresh food diet. A detailed history of how the animal has responded to past diet changes is necessary to make thoughtful recommendations.
The following guidelines for transitioning to a raw diet have helped ease many animals into this new feeding regimen, minimizing digestive upset, while helping to recondition the entire digestive tract: • Begin with a mixture of very well cooked, mushy white rice, canned pumpkin, and plain yogurt. Feed this for a day or two. • Gradually add ground meat and phase out the white rice. • As your dog tolerates this mixture, begin adding pulped or steamed vegetables. Raw Meaty Bones may be slowly included. Eventually bones will constitute 50% of your dog’s diet. Increasing raw bones to this percentage should be done over a 3 to 6 month period. • Raw meaty bones help maintain healthy and efficient digestive systems, contribute to healthy muscles and bones, and help eliminate periodontal disease. Note: Completely defrost meat and bones prior to feeding. For a more detailed description of how to proceed with the raw diet please visit: How to Feed a Fresh Food Diet Puppies and a Fresh Food Diet Felines and a Fresh Food Diet The Benefits of Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meat
Note: your animals dietary needs will vary depending on activity level, age, metabolism and breed.