CHANGING DOGS OVER TO RAW DIET Our own (Back to Nature For Canines) changeover guide, formulated with our Qualified Canine Nutritionist.
The chart below gives you an approximate starting point for working out approx daily feed amount based on current weight and age – adjust accordingly to suit your own dog
7 to 10 weeks old - 8-10%
10 to 16 weeks old - 7-8%
16 to 20 weeks old - 6-7%
20 to 24 weeks old - 5-6%
24 to 36 weeks old - 4-5%
36 to 68 weeks old - 3-5%
68 weeks optimal weight - 2-3%
After 68 weeks
To lose weight - 1.5-2%
To stay the same - 2-2.5%
To Gain weight - 3-3.5%
*Smaller breeds may be ready to have food reduced sooner as they mature faster.* The ‘ideal’ condition to aim for, is to be able to feel and count every rib, but not feel spine or in between ribs, or see ribs.
Preparation Prior to changing over your dog to raw food completely we introduce some raw into your dogs normal daily food to prepare the stomach acid in strength. This raises the protein content in the diet, which triggers the stomach acid getting to full strength, so is preparatory for moving onto a full raw diet including bone. Day 1: Replace 1/4 daily food with 1/4 daily amount of raw food (which we will work out for you). Day 2: Replace 1/4 daily food with 1/4 daily amount of raw food. Day 3: Replace 1/2 food with 1/2 daily amount of raw food.
Day 4: Replace 1/2 food with 1/2 daily amount of raw food.
Day 5: Replace 3/4 food with 3/4 daily amount of raw food.
Day 6: Replace 3/4 food with 3/4 daily amount of raw food.