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Transitioning Your Dog To A Raw Diet – Tips And Tricks

Raw dog food has frequently been hailed as superior to wet and dry food when it comes to feeding your dog a healthy diet. It has many advantages such as:

Increase in energy: Raw dog food is known to boost dogs’ energy levels, vitality, and overall well-being.

Positive effects on gums and teeth:  Raw food has a slightly abrasive texture that works wonders in maintaining your dog’s teeth and gums, surpassing both wet and dry dog food in this regard.

Packed with vital vitamins and minerals: Raw dog food provides a natural and balanced mix of proteins, fats, and essential nutrients that will help keep your dog happy and healthy.

Improved digestibility: Raw diets can be more easily digestible for dogs, leading to smaller, firmer stools and better overall digestive health.

Glosser coat: The natural fats present in raw food can contribute to a shiny coat and healthy skin, promoting a lustrous and vibrant appearance.

Everything your dog deserves and more!

As your dog makes the transition to a raw diet, here are some tips and tricks to make it as easy as possible for your pet:

Monitor Weight and Adjust Portions:

Regularly monitor your dog’s weight and adjust the portion sizes accordingly. Each dog is unique, and their dietary needs may vary.

Read Wild Pack’s informative guide on how much to feed your dog

Watch for Allergies or Sensitivities:

Keep an eye out for any signs of allergies or sensitivities as you introduce new ingredients. Common signs include itching, digestive upset, or changes in behavior.

Gradual Transition:

Start by incorporating small amounts of raw food into your dog’s current diet and gradually increase the proportion over several weeks. This helps prevent digestive upset and allows your dog’s system to adapt.

Practice Good Hygiene:

Raw feeding can involve handling raw meat, so it’s crucial to practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of bacteria. Wash your hands and clean feeding bowls thoroughly.

Chat with Your Vet:

Before diving into any big changes in your pup’s diet, consult with your vet. They can offer tailored advice considering your dog’s unique health needs and conditions.

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(They loved it.)

Badger was completely unphased by meal times before I switched him over to Wild Pack from kibble. He gets so excited now when he sees the tub, that I've had to get him a slow feeder bowl so he doesn't inhale it all in two minutes!!

Amanda & Badger
London, UK

Fantastic raw dog food! Great consistency full of all the goodness your dog needs. Handy packaging and most importantly, Freddie loves it! I would highly recommend Wild Pack to anyone who really cares for their dogs health and well being!

Daniel & Freddie
Leicester, UK

Tarka has always eaten raw but she's usually quite fussy on flavours. All six Wild Pack recipes were a big hit with her though. And as the one who dishes it out, I love it too. Far less smelly and much easier to serve than any of the other brands we've tried!

Verity & Tarka
Norfolk, UK
Better sh*t

Smaller, less smelly and more pick-uppable poos. That’s all down to improved digestion and gut health, more natural fibre sources, fewer carbohydrates and no nasty additives or preservatives.

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Glossier coats

Dogs on raw diets get healthy fatty acids, improved nutrient absorption, increased hydration (due to higher moisture content) and better protein quality. So their coats are utterly fabulous.

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Better digestion

Raw dog food is so much kinder to your dog’s insides. With no additives, no preservatives and fewer carbohydrates, they’ll get improved digestion and fewer tummy troubles.

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Stronger immune system

When we eat sh*t and don’t get enough nutrients, we get ill. It's just the same for dogs. But when they eat raw like they’re supposed to, it’s the foundation of good health.

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Bags of energy

Commercial kibble causes crashes and spikes of energy. But raw food is lighter on carbohydrates and has whole meat, bones and organs which release energy steadily, so they’re full of beans all day long.

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Better breath

Improved digestion, a better balance of nutrients, fewer carbohydrates and no additives or preservatives. Goodbye dragon breath!

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Can the Kibble
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