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Things to note:

  • It’s okay to mix the existing food with the raw 
  • During the transition your dog is likely to seem really hungry, this is just the body adapting to different energy sources (no longer carbohydrates, now protein and fats). This usually takes 2-3 weeks 
  • Your dog is likely to drink less
  • Only feed meat-based treats during the transition (remember treats are food too!)
  • During the transition keep to the same protein source (treats and food) 
  • Make sure you follow the safely guidelines (see the link to ‘Safe Handling of Raw Food’)

Things to note:

Bones are nutritious and healthy. They help keep teeth clean, jaws strong and minds active. 

NB Only feed uncooked bones - cooked bones tend to splinter and can damage the digestive system and cause constipation.

Raw food creates a more acidic environment in your dog’s stomach, and this is important for the proper digestion of bones. Start feeding your dog cartilage organs (e.g. tracheas, pigs ears) at least 4 weeks after transition is complete to give your dog’s body a chance to make the adaptations needed to digest bones properly.

Move onto softer bones (e.g. chicken wings, turkey necks) once your dog’s jaws and teeth have become stronger and they have become used to eating more solid food - usually 6-8 weeks. 

Your dog can then move onto bigger bones (e.g. ribs and marrow bones) once they are ‘experienced bone-eaters’ - usually 8-12 weeks after eating softer bones.

We don’t generally recommend deer antlers as there is more risk of causing damage to the teeth as they are so hard. 

Please ask at reception if you are unsure.

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