Back to nature – the way nature intended. When we look at the origin of your canine or feline, they ate what nature provided.
Raw meat is unaltered. It is not processed, or added to, and that’s what makes it a healthy choice.
Remember, before processed animal foods, canines and felines ate their food raw. This way of eating is meant to be for them due to a superior digestive system. It’s our job to make the right decisions for our furry family members and keep them on the best health path possible.
Changing your Animals Way of Eating
Anytime a change takes place for humans or your animals common sense needs to prevail. Some animals may adapt right away and others may need more time. It may all depend on their age, if they are on medication and for some it may be their attitude.
It has been said the switch can happen immediately or take a few months for the transition- but don’t give up!
You will notice over time that your animal may eat less while on raw food as compared to the amount of processed goods you previously fed. Remember that they are utilizing everything raw and hence less comes out as waste. The benefits of healthy skin, cleaner teeth, reduced bad breath, relieved allergies, happier disposition, are just to name a few of the reasons to feed Nature’s Premium!
Switching to a Raw Diet
It would be great to give you one way to go about changing your canine or feline’s way of eating, but this just is not the case.
The way you approach making the switch will basically depend on how comfortable you are with the following suggestions:
- It is recommended by some that fasting first can be the biggest aid in making the switch. This will eliminate as much of the old food as possible so there is little reaction with introducing the new food. Fasting also aids your animal into eating what you put in front of them with less resistance. Dogs can handle a 24-48 hr fast but cats should only fast for a 24 hr time period. Basically there are two ways of making the switch-rapid or slowly.
- Rapid- no kibble, the next feeding would be a scrumptious meal of raw food. In most cases this is the easiest, and most preferred way with healthy dogs and cats. Some cats are naturally fussy and they can be a challenge. It has been our experience that persistence pays off.
- As for doing the switch slowly, you can start to introduce raw to your animals by giving them raw meaty bones. This can be a great starting point and they will make the switch successfully.
- Just as a precaution – your animal will really enjoy their bones, but make sure not to get too generous with how many you give. It can give them an upset stomach and they will not be very happy. Just think of all the extra helpings you had at a special event and how you felt after! Supervision is recommended with all chew products.
- Yes it is true that some animals’ gastrointestinal systems get upset during the switch. But remember that that you are doing this for the betterment of their health! In fact, you are the one person in their lives that has total control and you will be rewarded by many extra years with your special friend. They can’t go to the store or tell you what they need, but guaranteed that they will show their appreciation!
By feeding raw to your animals you are giving them a gift. A gift for a long, healthy, loving life. You are the only one who can make that choice and from all of the information you have been provided with, now is the time to make the switch to feeding raw if you haven’t already started!
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What about bacteria?
Is feeding raw food safe?
The answer is absolutely!
In fact, bacteria is needed for the proper functioning of the bowels of our animals. Not having proper bacteria has been traced back to improper food handling practices. Common sense is essential when handling raw meat for your pets and also yourself!
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has a website that will give you all the information you need for proper handling of food.