EVERY DAY RAW PET FOOD REQUIREMENTS:
EACH FEEDING SHOULD BE:
TRANSITIONING YOUR ADULT DOG TO A RAW FOOD DIET
When making the transition to a raw pet food diet, we recommend starting with an easily digestible protein, such as our Basic Chicken, Basic Turkey, or Basic Duck. After two days of feeding your pet one of these Basic Formulas, try introducing an Iron Will Raw® Original Dinner blend with the same protein.
Below are two examples of a transition program:
If your pet has a suspected chicken intolerance, we suggest trying this transitioning schedule instead:
YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS WHEN TRANSITIONING:
Cold Turkey: One of the most common transition methods and is best achieved by feeding your pets their last kibble meal at night and their new raw meal the next morning (approx. a 12 hour window in between). If you have a senior pet, or a pet with a history of digestive upset, try adding a probiotic such as our Adored Beast Healthy Gut to their meals prior to transitioning and for the first few weeks on raw. This supports the gut’s natural microflora which enhances digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Gradual: We understand a straight transition onto raw may not work for all pets and owners. If you need to gradually introduce raw to the bowl that is OK. Here’s how we recommend making a “gradual” transition:
IMPORTANT: Our Basic Meals and Original Dinners are not complete and balanced when fed alone. These formulas have been designed to be a part of a rotational diet (i.e. feeding 3-5 different proteins per month). Appropriate supplementation for Omega-3 and Vitamin D is also required to create a complete and balanced diet. If protein rotation is not possible then additional supplementation may be needed. If feeding our Basic Meals, a supplementation of iodine will also need to be added by using a Kelp supplement such as North Hound Life Atlantic Kelp or by incorporating some of our Original Dinners as well.
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