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Getting Started

Making the switch to raw and not sure where to start? Below are some tips to help you understand how much you should feed your dog (or cat!) and how to make the transition from kibble to raw.

If you still have questions, contact us to schedule an appointment with our Nutrition Specialist!

Tips for Transitioning

If you currently feed kibble, you can transition to raw either cold-turkey or gradually by mixing it in with your kibble. You'll know the transition is going well by the consistency of your pet's stool. 

  • Start with a Basic blend (meat and bone) for about 2-4 weeks

  • Start with a white meat source (chicken or turkey)

  • Add Kefir to help support your pet's gut health and maintain a healthy microbiome 

  • After 2-4 weeks you can start introducing red meats

  • After the transition period, you can start adding in organ meats (dinners, complete meals) and fruits and vegetables

Feeding Guide

  • For weight loss, feed 1.5% of your dog's total body weight per day

  • To maintain, feed 2% of your dog's total body weight per day

  • For highly active dogs or weight gain, feed 3% of your dog's total body weight per day

  • For cats, feed 2-4% of your cats bodyweight 

  • Puppies require 4-8% of their body depending on age and weight. Contact us to determine what your puppy requires

All About Cats

Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they must eat meat to survive. Cats do not need fruits, vegetables or carbs in their diet, so you can look into our pure protein options. Cats thrive on high-protein, high-moisture diets rich in substances found in meat such as amino acids, fatty acids, and other vitamins and minerals.

It is generally recommended that you feed between 2% and 4% of your cat’s ideal bodyweight, split into two or three meals a day.

Every cat is different though, so when determining how much raw food to feed your cat you need to take into account factors such as:

  • Age

  • Current Weight

  • Appetite

  • Metabolism

  • Activity and Exercise Levels.

If your cat has normal activity levels OR you want to maintain their current weight, 3% of their bodyweight is a good place to start. 

If you choose to feed your cat a raw diet, we suggest that you consult with a vet nutritionist to ensure the diet is balanced and complete.