HOW TO TRANSIT TO RAW RAWR
If your furkid is new to Raw Rawr, we recommend transitioning the food gradually over 7 days. Start by replacing 25% of his/her current meal with Raw Rawr. Once your pet has adjusted to Raw Rawr (e.g. firm stools), you can gradually increase the amount of Raw Rawr and decreasing the amount of their existing food.
FOR DOGS OR CATS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN ON A RAW DIET
Puppies or kittens, which are between the ages of 8 weeks old and up to 4 months old, that have never had a raw meat meal will need help adapting to this new diet. Similarly, sick and elderly animals that have been fed cooked and processed foods all their lives may also require some help when transitioning.
Puppies and kittens have immature digestive systems that need pre-digestion and acidification. This is what the mother does when she regurgitates food for her young. Pet parents can stimulate this process by adding digestive enzymes and digestive acidifiers to the raw meals. Mix well and let it sit for 15mins before feeding.
Adding probiotics just before feeding helps to seed the intestinal tract with good bacteria. Do the same for sick and elderly animals. Carnivores require a slightly acidic body pH, while omnivores and herbivores do better with a slightly alkaline body pH.
When an animal is sick or old, the stomach acidity drops. This makes it harder for the animal to break down raw meals and kill off bacteria and parasites.
For healthy animals from 4 months old onwards, switch gradually. Offer small amounts apart from the current meal. Increase amount by 1 to 2 teaspoons every 2 to 3 days.
Observe behaviour and poop. If your dog / cat is puking or having loose stools, stop till stools are back to normal, before trying again at a more gradual pace. Alternatively, you can add digestive enzymes, acidifier and probiotics.