Introducing Puppies to Raw Food And Transitioning

by Rosey Saunders

Making the change to a balanced raw dog food diet for your puppy is a fun and exciting adventure. While it may feel like an overwhelming process initially, as you introduce your puppy to Billy + Margot Raw Food for the very first time, you will start noticing positive changes in its physical appearance.

Transitioning a puppy to a raw dog food diet can be carried out gradually over a period of 7-10 days.

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you make the transition successful:

  1. Start with small changes: Begin by introducing a small amount of raw food as a topper to your puppy's regular food. Gradually increase the amount of raw food over several days, while decreasing the amount of kibble or current food. 
  2. Monitor your puppy's reaction: Observe your puppy's digestion and overall well-being during the transition. Look for any signs of stomach upset or digestive issues, and switch back to the previous diet if necessary. Some puppies experience loose stools during the adjustment period, which is normal. If the loose stools persist, consult your veterinarian. 
  3. Monitor growth and adjust portions: Keep a close eye on your puppy's growth and adjust the amount of food accordingly. Puppies may require more food and nutrients during their rapid growth stages.
  4. Maintain good hygiene practices: Raw food can carry bacteria, so it's essential to handle and store it properly. Thoroughly clean your puppy's bowls and feeding areas to prevent contamination. 

What Are The Benefits Of Feeding My Puppy Raw?

  1. Improves Immune System: Raw puppy food is rich in fatty acids and immune-boosting nutrients. Our complete puppy recipe includes raw vegetables and herbs which are high in natural antioxidants. This results in your puppy's digestive and immune system working better, improving overall health.
  2. Fresher Breath & Clean Teeth: With raw puppy food, ingredients are 100% natural which contributes to a healthier breath.
  3. Shiny Coat & Softer Fur: Billy + Margot raw puppy food provides superior nutritional benefits. Many puppy owners noticed within just a couple of weeks of switching to our raw recipe that their puppy's coats are softer, shinier, and overall healthier.
  4. Manageable Poo: Raw puppy food is highly nutritious, so your puppy absorbs much more of the nutritional goodness in raw compared with dry kibble. Your puppy's poo will be smaller and firmer due to the bone content and will have much less of an odor. 

How Much Raw Food Should I Feed?

 Our helpful raw food calculator will let you know how much Billy+Margot raw food your puppy needs. This is determined based on the puppies age, weight, and whether you think they need to lose, maintain, or gain weight. Simply pop your dog's details in our feeding calculator to find out your dog's daily feed amount.

Overall, it is important to remember that every puppy is different and may experience different signs during the transition to a raw food diet. It is important to monitor your dog closely and consult with a veterinarian if you have any concerns. With patience and careful observation, you can ensure a smooth and successful transition for your furry friend to a healthy diet.