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    No. The digestive process for raw food and dry food is completely different.

    Raw food is digested within 4-6 hours whereas dry food takes between 12-18 hours.

    Feeding a mix of raw and dry food puts an unnecessary strain on a dog’s internal organs and can leave the system vulnerable to bacteria and parasites. Unless you are introducing raw to replace dry food, as part of the transition to raw, then you shouldn’t mix the two.


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    14 responses to “Can I feed a mixture of raw and dry?”

    1. Daniel says:

      What about giving kibble still as we are still training is that advised or what do you recommend for giving for training while on a raw diet?

    2. lilythepink13 says:

      I have just opened the tub of raw food for our 10 month old puppy last night so have mixed with his kibble to ween him onto the raw diet. Do I continue this fir 1 week? And also he has had loose stools. Is this normal when they first start a raw diet?

    3. Deep Sathya says:

      My puppy has juvenile diabetes, can I give her raw food? she is 8 months old and is getting thinner by the day, she is on insulin.
      The dry food that is recommended hasn’t worked for her.
      Is it possible to give raw food in the morning and for dinner we can give her the dry (kibbles)?

      • ProDog says:

        Hi there – rather than trying to advise you via the web comments, can we ask you to email the team – we work with a holistic vet – Professor Nick Thompson, so we will be able to get you some proper advice and arrange a call perhaps?

        Kind Regards
        Team ProDog

    4. sandra says:

      my staffie has wet food and kibble can i change her to a raw diet twice a day

      • ProDog says:

        Hi there

        Yes you can indeed and you will be doing her the world of good by making the switch. We advise just feeding raw and not mixing the kibble with the raw unless it’s as part of the transition. If you need any help or advice, please just let us know.

        Kind Regards
        Team ProDog

    5. Sheryl says:

      Can I give my dog some freeze dried raw with her raw?

      • ProDog says:

        Hi there

        Yes you can however, it doesn’t contain as many nutrients as fresh raw.

        Kind Regards
        Team ProDog

    6. my JRT is currently on a mix of wet food and dry food, will changing his diet effec his health, and how do i store your product as i tend to buy his food a month at a time, and is ok to give him 3 or four different flavours he is a bit fussy on same flavour every day so i give him a variety of chicken ,lamb,salmon etc.

      • ProDog says:

        Hi there

        Changing his diet to a purely raw diet should change his health for the better. It is best to just stick with one food though so make it a total switch to raw. Our food is delivered frozen in tubs for you to pop straight into the freezer to defrost and serve as you require. There is no issue with mixing the different options as long as you know he doesn’t have any specific food sensitivities. There is plenty of choice so he certainly won’t get bored with ProDog.

        Kind Regards
        Team ProDog

    7. Judith Ledger says:

      Good morning,
      We will shortly be having two working cocker spaniels puppies joining our family. Does your food contain supplements/ingredients to support joint and bone development?


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