Like all of us, drastic changes to diet can often lead to some pretty unsavoury activity in the bathroom. Pets are no exception. In fact, the leading cause of digestive issues in pets are as a result of an abrupt change in pet food. In order to avoid this when transitioning your pet to a raw food diet, here are some handy tips:
Slow & Steady Wins the Race
Slow down there! There’s no need to rush. Gradually begin adding in small amounts of the new food (Premi-Yum chicken mince is a great option!) to the old food your dog is used to. As the days progress, add more and more until your pet is eating purely the food you want them to - we recommend around a week for this process.
This applies for new textures too! If you’re using raw meat as a ‘topper’ for dry food, or in addition to wet food take it slow, ease into it & make any necessary adjustments you may notice in your pets behaviour.
One By One
Change only one, prevent bad number two. If you are changing more than one element of your pets diet, it’s best if you take it one at a time. Repeat that week long process with each element to achieve the best results for you & your pet.
Keep A Keen Eye
Like everyone, every pet is different. It’s really important you keep an eye on their progress & the reaction they may or may not be having to the change of diet. If you notice any signs of illness or allergic reaction like vomiting or diarrhea get in touch with your vet as soon as possible. It’s also vital that you follow the suggested serving sizes on the packet - all of our nutritious & delicious Premi-Yum pet foods come with a feeding guide specific to the weight of your pet to help you keep track of this.
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