Feeding Fresh

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.


Transitioning to a Fresh Food Diet

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

General Feeding Guidelines Per Meal

Animal Weight 10 lbs (4.5 Kg) 50 lbs (23 Kg) 100 lbs (50 Kg)
Raw Meat (1 cup = 1/2 lb) 1/2 Cup (1/4 lb) 1 Cup (1/2 lb) 2 Cups (1 lb)
Veggies 1 Tbsp 3 Tbsp 1/2 Cup

Note: your animals dietary needs will vary depending on activity level, age, metabolism and breed.