White – This would suggest to much bone in the last meal (if it’s a one off) or if it’s a regular thing then in the diet in general.
Runny – There are lots of reasons for runny poo. Initially your dog may be detoxing from it’s previous kibble diet, it may have picked up a bug or there may not be enough bone in their diet. If this happens regularly then it’s probably the latter and this needs to be addressed by adding more bone.
Your pets poo should be small, firm and far less smelly than it was previously when kibble fed. This is one of the many joys of raw feeding. Much easier to pick up and far more pleasant to deal with.
Bones are an important part of your pets raw diet. If you do not wish to feed them bones as in chicken carcass or ribs, then you must feed something to counteract this. i.e.. a complete mince which contains crushed bone or a bone meal substitute. Please don’t be afraid to feed your pet bones, as long as they are raw and your pet has reasonably good teeth, they will be fine. Just like nature intended.
Meat is around 60% moisture. Your dog doesn’t need the amount of fluid they needed whilst being feed kibble.
No! Cooked bones are brittle and splinter which can be dangerous. Raw bones only as they are relatively soft and more flexible.
Absolutely. Your pet will love the variety. As long as your animal as no known allergies then variety is the best way to feed. The more variety the less likely your animal is to build up intolerances to certain proteins.
Large bones are very hard and can cause cracked teeth if your dog is a determined chewer. We would recommend lamb bones, chicken carcass, duck necks etc
No! Pasta/Rice or any grains provide no nutritional value to your pet.
Our opinion is that as long as you feed them 80/10/5/5 or our completes you do not need to add anything else. Vegetables and fruits can be added if so desired, for instance, if you dog needs to lose a little weight but still appears to be hungry after being given their appropriately portioned meal.
The basics are:
80% meat (including oily fish, heart & tripe – these are classed as meat!)
5% any other offal.
The basic guidelines for an adult dog is 2% and 3% of your pets bodyweight per day. This is generally split between 2 meals a day. These guidelines are just that – guidelines. All of our pets are different and require different quantities depending on their lifestyle, activity levels, any illnesses and general body weight and condition at the beginning of the raw journey. If your pet is very active and at an optimum bodyweight you will probably be feeding 3%. If you pet is very sedate and overweight you will be looking at closer to 2%. This of course, can be adjusted as you get used to raw feeding and observing your pet. Your pets condition will guide you. Theres a great raw food app out thats tells how much to feed you may find it helpful.
We think it is best to switch straight to raw from kibble. Be prepared. Read lots and gather as much information as you can. We as a good raw producer should be able to guide you through transition.Finish your pets usual food in the evening and then their next meal in the morning should be raw. And hopefully, every meal thereafter! You can get a free copy of our starter guide here.
How much should I feed my dog?
Note: Based in the above data and formula