ADVICE & EDUCATION
Common Health problems linked to diet.
Food Allergies. Just like us humans, our dogs need variety in their diets. Of all the allergy cases in dogs 10% are caused by food, which can relate to meat protein, wheat, dairy, egg, soy and fish. If your dog is fed food containing the same protein over a long time he may develop an allergy to it. At Prodog Raw, we use a range of proteins sourced from fresh meats, seeds and plants to provide a variety of amino acids and nutrients, so the risk of allergy is minimised.
Helpful hints for Feeding Prodog Raw
Preparation. To defrost Prodog Raw easily leave it in a cool place overnight. Should you forget to take the product out in advance you can defrost in the microwave instead. It is important that you don’t allow the product to cook! If, at feeding time, the pet’s meal is still partially frozen, simply add some warm water and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
We recommend that you feed 2-3% of the dog’s ideal body weight, spread over two meals a day. You can easily calculate 2% by taking the dog’s ideal body weight (eg: 20kg), add a zero to this number (200) and feed this amount in grams per meal if feeding twice a day.
Transition to raw
There are two ways in which you can switch to a raw diet. These are known as the rapid switch or the slow switch.
The rapid switch is just a simple case of stopping their current food and changing them to raw. It should be noted that this method is only suitable for young dogs or those that have a normal gastrointestinal system. With any sudden dietary changes, including a switch to raw, it can in some cases, cause upset.
The slow switch can take anything between 1-4 weeks. During this transitional phase you will continue to feed your dog their kibble or other processed food while gradually introducing ProDog Raw.
There are two ways to proceed with a slow switch. You can either feed one small meal of the raw food followed by one small meal of their old food or mix the two together at each meal time. If you are going to feed using either of these methods the idea is to slowly reduce the amount of their old food until they are purely eating ProDog Raw.
If you are going to mix the two together then start with 75% of the old food mixed with 25% raw, then, after a few days, increase the raw ratio to 50/50. After a few more days change the mix to 75% raw and 25% of their old food and then a few days later give them 100% raw.