How to Transition Your Dog to a Premium Freeze-Dried Raw Food Diet

Dried Raw Food Diet For Dog

Some freeze-dried raw foods recommend that you rehydrate the food, while others claim it’s safe to feed as is. Both methods have their pros and cons.

Quality freeze-dried food like Dr. Marty Nature’s Blend provides a convenient, sanitary way to offer your pet the health benefits of a raw diet. Here’s how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Start Slowly

As with most dietary changes, it is best to go slow. This may mean introducing the food as treats rather than a complete meal. This would allow you to observe your dog’s digestive response and avoid potential issues. You can also try the alternating method, which involves feeding your dog half raw and the other kibble for a few days. During this time, you can use digestive aids to support your dog’s system while switching.

In most cases, limiting their access to an all-day buffet and establishing proper meal times is enough to encourage them to eat more at each sitting.

Keep It Fresh

Freeze-dried foods are made by slowly removing the water content of raw ingredients. This preserves the nutrients and gives the food a light texture. It also prevents pathogens from forming. This is why choosing a freeze-dried diet from a trusted brand is important.

The lack of water also means that freeze-dried foods are easy to digest. This helps minimize digestive issues that can occur during dietary changes.

Another benefit of freeze-dried raw food is that it takes the guesswork out of sourcing and preparing a homemade raw diet. This is especially helpful for busy pet parents or those who need more time to prepare raw meals.

One of the benefits of freeze-dried foods is that they can be served as a stand-alone meal or mixed in with your dog’s kibble. Some pet parents use them as a treat for their dogs, which is a great way to get your furry friends used to the new food.

Make It Appetizing

Freeze-dried foods have a chewy texture that makes them appealing to dogs who might otherwise be turned off by raw food. They also have a crunch similar to kibble.

If you want high-end freeze-dried food, be prepared for sticker shock! These foods are more expensive than most kibble and canned diets but offer first-rate nutrition without any fillers.

Unlike homemade raw diets, which require planning and sourcing of ingredients, freeze-dried foods take the guesswork out of feeding a balanced diet. They’re made from high-quality meats and other ingredients — often including probiotics, Omega-3s, and phytochemicals — that aren’t destroyed by heat.

To serve, measure the food your dog needs, then pour in warm water. Check the packaging for specific instructions regarding water-to-food ratios, which can vary between brands. Mix and wait for a few minutes. Serve to your dog as a treat or as the central part of their meal.

Be Patient

As with any diet change, it may take a little time for your pet to adjust. Be patient and monitor your pet’s coat, energy levels, and stool consistency.

Once your dog has adjusted to the freeze-dried raw food, he’ll begin to thrive on his new diet. You’ll notice a glossier coat, increased energy, and less itching/allergy, among other things.

Your dog requires less water because he’s getting more moisture from the raw food than his old kibble diet.

One nutrient that does get slated during the freeze-drying process is vitamin C, so it’s essential to make sure your pet’s diet includes fresh fruits and vegetables and other supplements to ensure your dog gets enough of this essential nutrient. This will help keep your dog’s immune system healthy and strong enough to fight off any pathogens he encounters better.

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