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Raw to kibble

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Mrs_B, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Mrs_B

    Mrs_B PetForums Newbie

    Jul 20, 2020
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    I’m really struggling with keeping up with the price of raw for my guys how is the best way to transfer over to kibble? Iv read not to do a slow transition as it can cause tummy problems?
    No bashing please I want the best for my dogs but I just cannot keep up with the cost of raw at the minute. Thank you for any help
  2. O2.0

    O2.0 PetForums VIP

    May 23, 2018
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    My dogs both have iron guts and I don't ever transition slowly. They sometimes eat raw, sometimes eat kibble, sometimes home cooked, and it can vary from meal to meal. Yesterday they ate something dead and disgusting in the woods :rolleyes:

    If they're generally fine with different foods, I wouldn't worry. You can add some raw to their kibble (yes, you can mix raw and kibble), or just switch cold turkey. If they really love their raw, they may turn their nose up at kibble, and some wet topper might help.
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  3. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

    Feb 1, 2016
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    Are you buying ready prepared raw - would you consider DIY? if you can get friendly with a local butcher they will have random meat reaching its use by date that could be pretty cheap.
  4. fffd

    fffd PetForums Junior

    Apr 17, 2020
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    Be guided by your dog. As has been said, some can cope with changes easily, others need a bit of time. As you are changing from raw to dry food and finance is an issue, consider having a look at Markus Muhle NaturNah. It can be found on Zooplus and Bitiba. This is cold pressed food and it is said to be suitable for raw fed dogs. It is good quality food at a very reasonable price. There is detailed information about transition to cold pressed food on the Guru Pet Food website.
    #4 fffd, Oct 23, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
  5. Leanne77

    Leanne77 PetForums VIP

    Oct 18, 2011
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    I dont ever transition slowly either, just like O2.0. I changed my dogs from full time raw to kibble in a day, and that was it. If I buy a new brand of kibble, I dont change that slowly either. My dogs have always had such a varied diet that nothing much upsets their stomachs.
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