Making the switch to raw and not sure where to start? Below are some tips to help you 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
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, but do require organ. 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.
Our best options for cats are any of our Dinners blends (meant, bone, organ) or the Cat Cubes which contain additional heart for the added taurine that cats require.
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:
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.