Transitioning to a raw diet

Transitioning to a Raw Diet

  • Slow transition takes usually 7-10 days (1st day – 10% new, 90% old; 2nd day – 20% new, 80% old diet, and so forth).
  • This gradual approach minimizes the risk of an upset tummy. To aid your dog in the transition or in case your dog gets an upset tummy, we recommend to add vitagest.
  • Start introducing our raw food options (e.g., Chicken Mix and Veggies or Variety Mix and Veggies, we recommend starting with one product at a time to ensure easy transition).
  • After the initial week, add another protein (we have an amazing range of different meats to try).
  • A dogs diet should include 55-70% meat, 10-25% bone, 10% organ meat (with 5% liver) and 10% veggies. Our mixes with veggies already contain the right amount of meat, organ, bone and veggie content. To achieve a balanced meal we recommend adding a balancer/supplement to ensure the dog is getting all the nutrients necessary for good health.
  • We do encourage bones in a dogs diet as we believe they are vital to a dogs health. A higher bone content is recommended by Dr. Billinghurst. Bones can therefore be fed additionally to our meals. For puppies we recommend a higher bone content for their growing bones and bodies.
  • If you choose to create your own meal, please note that 10% of the daily intake should be organ with 5% of that being liver.
  • Once your doggy is transitioned to a natural diet, you can gradually introduce additional items such as green tripe, whole fish, hemp seed oil, egg, kefir, chia seeds (soaked in water for at least 30 min) and other things!
  • Variety is key!
  • You can achieve variety buy rotating between our mixes/mixes with veg and/or by adding one of our amazing single protein minces to your dogs diet.

If there are any known allergies we recommend introducing a single protein only, such as duck mince and introduce organs and vegetables later. Please talk to us about a specific diet, we are here to help!

Raw Feeding Calculator

Dog/s Weight (kg) Active Dog (3% of bodyweight) Adult Dog (2% of bodyweight) Adolescent Dog Puppy
2 60g 40g 120-160g 160-200g
5 150g 100g 300-400g 400-500g
10 300g 200g 600-800g 800g-1kg
15 450g 300g 900g-1.2kg 1.2kg-1.5kg
20 600g 400g 1.2kg-1.6kg 1.6kg-2.0kg
25 750g 500g 1.5kg-2.0kg 2.0kg-2.5kg
30 900g 600g 1.8kg-2.4kg
40 1.2kg 800g 2.4kg-3.2kg
50 1.5kg 1.0kg
60 1.8kg 1.2kg
80 2.4kg 1.6kg
100 3.0kg 2.0kg

Adult dogs = ~6-8 months, Adolescent dogs = ~4-8 months, Puppy = 0-4 months

Additional info

Adult dogs consume roughly 2-3% of ideal bodyweight.

Active dogs consume more with 3-4% of their ideal bodyweight.

Puppies consume 6-8% of their bodyweight.

Please adjust dogs intake according to their activity (e.g., working dogs or dogs that run a lot/exercise). A good start to see if your dog is on the right track and you are feeding enough are your dogs ribs. You should be able to feel your dogs ribs. If you can’t, we suggest you adjust the quantity you are feeding.

It is important to include treats into the daily intake of your doggy!

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