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Beginners guide to Raw Feeding

So your ready to make the switch and start feeding your dog raw but how ?...well the info below will answer your questions and make the transition from commercial dog food to feeding Raw dog food easy !

Feeding your dogs Raw is one of the best things you can do for your dogs . Typically an adult dog of correct weight for its frame will require around 2.5 % of its body weight in raw food per day .
For example a 50kg dog would require around 1kg of raw food per day. Some dogs may need a bit more or less depending on activity levels , ie a active dog like a working dog will eat more than say a dog who lazes around all day .
Raw contains everything a dog needs and they do not need supplements . The only things i like to add are the ocassional raw egg with crushed shell and fish now and again .
Now Raw on its own is meat , offal and bone , typically the rule of thumb ratio is 80-10-10. Although this is a rough guide only , and proportions can vary .
BARF , biologically appropriate raw food  is like raw but it also includes adding some veggies , herbs , nuts  and seeds.
Basically there are 2 schools of thought , some say that in the wild dogs would of eaten the contents of the stomach of their prey whist others think they wouldn't of . Personally i float between the 2 and do like to feed barf at times and have found 'smartbarf' an excellent way of doing it .
It contains a lot of seeds , herbs etc ..if you check on the site you can read up a bit more about it .
The best way of converting your dogs to raw is to firstly only introduce them to one meat protein source at a time as to not upset their stomachs . Basically they need to produce flora bacteria in their digestive tracts that breaks the raw food down.
 Its best to just switch straight to Raw . For the first 2 weeks up to a few months your dogs will detox and their bodies will flush out any toxins that would have accumulated from eating commercial wet and dry foods , they will most likely shed and you will visibly notice a healthier shinier looking coat and your dogs will seem full of new vitality .

You will also notice your dogs will drink less water as they get some fluid naturally from the raw meat .
One of the great advantages of feeding raw from an owners perspective is that the dogs stools are smaller , firmer  and don't  really smell . The stools will look different in appearance and this is normal .
And of course all in all you have a healthier happier dog .

Start your dog on our beef green tripe mince for the first week and then on the second week introduce them to our premium chicken mince  and feed a 50/50 ratio of tripe and chicken for adult dogs and 75/25(tripe/chicken) for pups.
Slowly 1 week at time you can introduce them to other meat proteins such as lamb, beef, duck etc  and then try them on things like wings and carcasses.
When feeding bone always supervise your dogs and make sure they chew and not gulp .
Always provide fresh drinking water.