01-27-2012, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by FailedSlacker
My pet nutritionist recommends gradually introducing the raw food over going cold turkey. I also fed Prowl half raw and half kibble for the first 6 months of his life. No gas, no problems except for the extra output due to the kibble.
All my dogs are on a raw homemade now and still get cooked training treats to no ill effect.
Originally Posted by Tess
Its really a matter of what works with your individual puppy. Cold turkey works very well, probably better than gradual, as the enzymes needed to digest raw bone are different from those needed to digest kibble. Its almost more confusing for the dog's system to do it gradually.
I did raw prey model for both my dogs for about a year. My female never really liked it, and now she is back on kibble/canned, much to her preference. My male eats both raw and kibble, so that defies what I just said. He gets a drumstick as a treat and teeth cleaner on a regular basis. Its his favorite food, the only thing he gets really excited to eat.
I guess it will be up to Misster Dog to let me know which works for her then lol. Thanks for the feedback Tess!