Prepare Your Pet
Help your pet get ready for the beneficial enzymes and bacteria (see benefits) in a raw food diet by introducing these elements to them in an easy to serve, easy to digest product like natural, unpasteurized yogurt.
Cat / Toy Dog 1/2 - 1 tbsp daily
Small Dog 1/4 Cup (4 tbsp) daily
Medium | Large Dog 1/2 Cup (8 tbsp) daily
Giant Dog 3/4 Cup (12 tbsp) daily
Start a week before introducing raw food and taper off as your pet acclimatizes to their new diet. Check to make sure your pet can tolerate milk products. If they can't then try commercially available "friendly bacteria supplements" (probiotics).
Gradual Transition or Cold Turkey?
Generally, it is preferable to acclimatize your pet to the new raw food diet in a gradual fashion, but if your animal is healthy and not likely to be too stressed you can do a "hard" switch. Make sure there is lots of fresh water on hand and don't put out any food for 24 hours before starting the new diet. Be patient and positive. Your pet can sense your attitude.
Seven Day Transition Program
Day 1 & 2 3/4 regular cooked diet - 1/4 new raw diet
Day 3 & 4 1/2 regular cooked diet - 1/2 new raw diet
Day 5 & 6 1/4 regular cooked diet - 3/4 new raw diet
Day 7 100% raw natural diet