Getting started: How To Switch From Processed Food to Raw Food
How do I get started? How do I switch from processed food to a Cotswold RAW diet?Most dogs will wolf down the tasty raw dog food immediately. For the more cautious, gradually switch to Cotswold RAW dog food over seven days, feeding our raw dog food and a good quality, grain free kibble in alternating, separate meals.
Can I feed Cotswold RAW food and kibble at
the same time?A raw
dog food diet is better for your dog and so we recommend not feeding kibble
at all. However, we all lead busy lives and kibble has the benefit of a long shelf life and hence is more
readily available. If you must feed processed
food, find a top quality, grain-free product and use it as a 'back-up'. When
transitioning to a raw diet many raw feeding nutritionists suggest not
mixing raw food with kibble in the
same meal (as different enzymes are required to digest protein and
carbohydrate), and feeding separate
meals, but in our experience most dogs can cope, Your dog will probably be
the one who will let you know which it prefers. However, it's best to think of
it as you would feed yourself - maybe a ready meal when you get back late from
work but a wholesome meat and two veg at the weekend!
Why is my dog drinking less water daily?
Should I be concerned?No, there is absolutely no reason to be concerned.
Unlike kibble, raw dog food is full of naturally occurring moisture. Kibble needs
a lot of water to re-hydrate whereas all the moisture needed to digest raw food
is contained within it.
Having said that, always ensure that your dog has an adequate supply of fresh water available.
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