Transitioning Your Pet to a Raw Diet
Making the Switch
Switch to a purely RAW diet slowly. Some pets may take to RAWimmediately, while others may take longer because they are hooked on the added flavorings in traditional pet food. Take at least 10 days to 2 weeks to gradually transition your pet’s diet. This gives the digestive system time to adjust to the new food.
Choose a protein (stick with the same protein for the first 2 weeks)
Step 2 (Day 1-3)
Serve 25% RAW mixed with 75% current food
Step 3 (Day 4-6)
Serve 50% RAW mixed with 50% current food
Step 4 (Day 7-9)
Serve 75% RAW mixed with 25% current food
Step 5 (Day 10 and after)
Serve 100% RAW
Always provide access to clean, fresh water.
Every pet is different, and it is important that you use your best judgment when transitioning your pet. If your pet is reluctant to eat the frozen products it may be an aversion to the temperature change. We recommend putting the product into a ziploc bag and placing it in warm water until it is closer to room temperature. We also recommend introducing one protein at a time.
Note to Cat Owners: Cats can be much more finicky than dogs when it comes to what they are willing to eat, and it may take more than a week or two to transition them to a raw diet. Starving a cat into eating the new food will not work and is very dangerous as your cat can get seriously ill if they do not eat for more than a day or two. Having patience is the most important factor in getting your cat to accept the new diet.
Tips on Feeding VE RAW
Supplement current food to add essential nutrients
- Sprinkle VE Toppers over kibble.
- Mix VE Nibblets into traditional pet food.
Rotate meals to insure a complete and balanced diet
- Switch one serving per day to a Frozen RAW VE Entrée.
- Switch one serving per day to a Freeze-Dried RAW VE Entrée.
Add healthy and delicious “between-meal”snacks and treats
- Give Freeze-Dried VE Snacks when you snack.
- Let your dog gnaw on Frozen VE Beef Bones.
- Reward your dog with Freeze-Dried VE Vital Treats.