When switching your pet from his/her current diet to Pets 4 Life, we recommend doing it over a 7 to 14 day period if your pet is healthy.  While Pets4life is an ideal feeding program, any sudden change in food can disrupt your pet’s digestive system. It is best to make a gradual change in foods to allow your animal’s system time to adjust comfortably without upset. 

Follow the plan below and your pet should have an easy transition to a Pets4Lfie raw diet. 

 

Transition Feeding Plan

Day 1 -3          25% Pets4Life 75% Current Food

Days 4-5        50% Pets4Life 50% Current Food

Days 7 - 9        75% Pets4Life 25% Current Food

Days 10 and after100% Pets4Life

 

During the first 10 days of transition, it is best to stick with just one type of meat . Most dogs and cats do well with either chicken or turkey. 

Lamb is naturally a fatty meat and may cause loose stools during the initial transition, so we recommend that you wait until after the transition period to introduce lamb into the diet. 

If your pet is older or ill, you may want to consider switching his/her diet over a 30 day period.  Gradually over the next few weeks decrease the amount of the old diet, phasing it out until you are feeding the raw food diet exclusively. 

 

Refusal of a fresh-foods diet is highly unusual, but not unheard of. 

Begin with choosing your pet’s favorite meat protein. Meaning, if your pet prefers chicken, then start with a chicken raw diet. 

 

Next, try one of the following introductions to meet your pet’s interest -

•   Try mixing the raw in with a canned food

•   Serve the food at room temperature to enhance flavours (this works especially well with cats)

•   As transition occurs, try different meat proteins to vary the diet and keep them  interested. 

Care should be taken to not let your pet go without food for more than 36 hrs without consulting your veterinarian.   

 
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