Can I change to raw food immediately?
No. We would recommend a gradual transition to a raw diet over a 7-10 day period. Whilst some pets can tolerate an immediate transition from one type of feed to another, a gradual transition period will ensure that any unnecessary stomach upsets in your dog or cat are avoided.
How do I make the transition?
Easing your pet in to a high protein raw meat and bone diet is easy and convenient. Simply follow the steps below:
Day 1 – Substitute a spoonful of kibble (or high carbohydrate, wet processed food) for a spoonful of raw diet. The spoon size will depend on the size of dog or cat. For example, a teaspoon for a toy breed dog and a tablespoon for a large breed dog.
Day 2 Onwards – Each subsequent day substitute slightly more of the diet until full transition is achieved
Do I need to cook Natural Raw Food before I feed it to my pet?
No! Raw feed should be served raw, as intended. Cooking the food means you will be cooking the bone contained in the recipe, which even though it has been ground and minced, may cause even small fragments to become brittle or sharp.
Is it too expensive?
This is simply not true! It can cost about £1.50 per day to feed a 25kg dog. Plus, think of the future vets bills you will be saving and the healthy pet you will have in return.
How should I handle raw pet food?
As with handling any raw meat, you should ensure that your hands are washed with soap and water before touching anything else. Clean any juice spills to ensure safety for both you and your pets. Do not allow cross-contamination between surfaces of Natural Raw Foods and cooked meats. Always make sure that your pet’s bowl is washed clean before and after each meal.