New to raw? When changing your dog or cats diet, your pet may experience symptoms called “detox. Your dog or cat is a carnivore, a meat eater and most of the commercial diets you have been feeding are cereal grains, corn, rice, wheat and oats that are difficult for them to digest. Now you are going to start feeding a fresh food, and a “natural” diet. During the transition and for a short time period afterwards, you may notice that your pet may exhibit symptoms such as loose stools, vomiting or diarrhea may be exhibited during this period. All pets react differently to the new diet depending on their age, health. Your pet’s symptoms may range from non-existent, to mild to severe. These reactions are the body’s way of getting rid of all the toxins and non-digestible stuff in the body. Do not be alarmed if you notice some or all of these things happening to your pet at first. This is a classic example of Detox.
As the popularity of raw diets has grown, so have the number of products. Choices range from complete diets though most are not actually complete; see below for more info, to mixtures of meat, bone, organs and veggies that you can use as the base of a complete diet, to parts of the diet, such as ground or whole raw meaty bones, which you would need to combine with other foods at home in order to create a complete diet see Homemade Diets for more information on how to ensure that you’re feeding a complete diet. Most frozen raw foods are expensive, especially if you have to pay shipping, but they may be feasible if you can find a local source or have small dogs! Note that commercial raw diets are often quite high in fat. If possible, look for foods where the percentage of protein is twice that of fat. I helped to write three articles on issues with commercial raw diets for the Whole Dog Journal. You can read these articles here if you do not have access to the articles, let me know and I can send you copies . These articles discuss the fact that most commercial raw diets do not actually meet AAFCO nutrient guidelines, despite claims that they do. They also discuss other problems with these diets, including the fact that almost all commercial raw diets are extremely high in fat.
Available foods retailers around the country. The symptoms should not last more than 2 foods, provided your pet is relatively disease-free at the beginning. Available in Alaska, California, Diett, Washington. Feeding guidelines raw poor, indicating a limited understanding of nutrition. These periods are known as Healing Episodes. Raaw Dogs diet Woodstock, Ontario
Products come from small family farms and are antibiotic- and hormone-free, most are grass-fed. All diets are high in fat like most commercial raw food diets.