Continued. We recommend fasting (no feeding) smaller dogs (under 30 pounds) for at least a half day, this includes no treats, and providing plenty of water throughout the day. For big dogs (30+ pounds) fasting for a full day is ideal. We know this will be a tough day, but look past those puppy eyes and feed at the next meal time, or following morning . Stick to ONE protein until their stool (poop) is firm. Sadie's Savory Chicken or Goku's Delicious Duck are great starting proteins! Slowly introduce the next protein once the stool is firm. Continue this until they're eating all recipes! The key to a successful and balanced raw pet food diet, is offering a variety of foods to eat. Once your dog is fully transitioned, we recommend feeding different meals throughout the month. Each meal provides different benefits and different taste. Variety is key for a healthy and balanced raw diet.
If you are wanting a slower transition, add a tablespoon of raw into their brown pellets, and take a tablespoon of pellets outs. After 2 days add in 2 tablespoons of raw and remove 2 tablespoons of pellets. Continue this until your dog is eating fully raw meals. Over the years we have found a majority of the pets who are transitioned this way tend to have lose poops longer than a fast transition. If you are using this method PLEASE let us know how your dog does. We love feedback so we can update this section, and keep new customers informed.
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PLEASE NOTE: when changing your dogs diet to any new food including Sadie's Select, your pet has to acclimate to their new healthy lifestyle. Once fully acclimated to their new delicious food, you and your precious pup will love the difference.
What to possibly Expect during the detox period
These symptoms should subside within a week or two. They are normal signs your dog is healing from within. Please call/text/email us with any concerns.
Always remember to practice proper food safety, wash your pets bowl thoroughly after every feeding. If any food falls on the floor and it isn't licked up, clean the area with disinfecting product.