Mr T is Switching to Raw

Superclyde911

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After reading the posts here I’ve decided to switch Mr. T to a raw diet. I signed up for the Darwin’s Natural Pet “Natural Selection” line of meals. I will keep everyone posted on Mr. T’s raw food journey.

Any suggestions re the switch are appreciated.

Thanks!!!

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I'm betting He will LOVE it!
 

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I’m hoping that he will and that it will also do him good in the long run.

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I never did a transition cause it’s raw. You definitely can’t go wrong on a raw diet. Much healthier. Remember one thing, 1lb for 50lb dog.

Jake weighs 62lbs n Nyala weighs 52. I only use 1lb per day for BOTH as they do have from frozen wild caught sardines or smelts as morning n noon snacks n dry beef stick as another snack. I keep them on slightly under normal weight cause of their breathing. Jake lost 10lbs which he wasn’t really over weight but what a difference in his breathing. Like day n night. Nyala was slowing down when my previous Duke pass. Her too on a diet n she lost a good 8lbs. Was time to put both on weight control. They are both back to Speedy Gonzalez. I make sure not to add anything but raw in their diet n once in a while raw marrow bones, boiled eggs, fresh veggies and fruits. Any questions simply ask as they are a few members that feeds our dogs raw. :)
 

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I did not transition either, we jumped right in


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No transition here either! We switched Wesley as soon as we got him home.

He’s getting raw fruit and veg as treats which he loves, especially Strawberries :D

We did get a little concerned that he was going off his raw food because he started to turn his nose up at food he had previously loved!

After trying a few different proteins again desperate to keep him on raw as he is looking so healthy i came across this site on the web and it described EXACTLY what we we’re going through Wes.

We followed the advice and within a day he was eating everything again :D

https://www.prodograw.com/help-my-dogs-gone-off-raw-dog-food/
 
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for those of you that did the immediate switch - did you notice softer stool and/or “D” for a few days?
 
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I never did a transition cause it’s raw. You definitely can’t go wrong on a raw diet. Much healthier. Remember one thing, 1lb for 50lb dog.

Jake weighs 62lbs n Nyala weighs 52. I only use 1lb per day for BOTH as they do have from frozen wild caught sardines or smelts as morning n noon snacks n dry beef stick as another snack. I keep them on slightly under normal weight cause of their breathing. Jake lost 10lbs which he wasn’t really over weight but what a difference in his breathing. Like day n night. Nyala was slowing down when my previous Duke pass. Her too on a diet n she lost a good 8lbs. Was time to put both on weight control. They are both back to Speedy Gonzalez. I make sure not to add anything but raw in their diet n once in a while raw marrow bones, boiled eggs, fresh veggies and fruits. Any questions simply ask as they are a few members that feeds our dogs raw. :)

He is currently 43 pounds and still a puppy (27 weeks) - should I increase the 1lb estimate until he reaches 1 year? If so how much?
 

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He is currently 43 pounds and still a puppy (27 weeks) - should I increase the 1lb estimate until he reaches 1 year? If so how much?

When you feed raw puppy stage doesn’t really matter. Leave it to one lb per day as he’s already 43lbs. But yes a but…if your giving him snacks like I do(raw fish) you need to calculate them snacks in that lb. Meaning a lb a day “including” the snacks. The only thing I don’t bother calculating is the marrow bones.
 
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Hello Everyone -

I started with a transition and am currently feeding him 25% raw. We are heading into the third day and he is licking his bowl clean and he appears to be progressing without issues. His stools are already smaller, firmer and less smelly!!! I didn’t anticipate noticing much in the first few days. Cautiously optimistic about this change. Thank you to everyone for providing input.
 

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Hello Everyone -

I started with a transition and am currently feeding him 25% raw. We are heading into the third day and he is licking his bowl clean and he appears to be progressing without issues. His stools are already smaller, firmer and less smelly!!! I didn’t anticipate noticing much in the first few days. Cautiously optimistic about this change. Thank you to everyone for providing input.

Yes stools are going to be little dryer nuggets n don’t worry if your dog doesn’t drink as much as raw is full of moisture n why it’s normal they dry less. :)
 

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Agreed... less poo and less water when feeding raw


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It is amazing how Mr. T went from being indifferent to food - he would be ready to eat but without any excitement. Now he sees me doing the feeding routine and he gets excited and starts barking the “please give it to me bark”!
 

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It is amazing how Mr. T went from being indifferent to food - he would be ready to eat but without any excitement. Now he sees me doing the feeding routine and he gets excited and starts barking the “please give it to me bark”!

My little guy is very picky but is always ready when the raw hits the dish


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