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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Transitioning from raw to kibble

Our breeder had our puppy on raw when we got him and we kept him on it so he wouldn't be too stressed when he came home with us. We are planning on feeding him kibble and are almost done with the raw food in our freezer.

I've seen a lot of posts that say to just switch from one to the other without any kind of transition, but I was wondering if it was okay to gradually start mixing it until he is on 100% kibble. What would the problem be with this approach?


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Raw and dry kibble digest at different rates. It could cause tummy upset and possible vomiting or diarrhea. Some members here mix raw and kibble all the time without issues. I can say not to. If you do mix the two watch for signs of discomfort.

Good luck with the transition.

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My pup was on raw from the breeder too. She had so many tummy problems from the start that we switched her to a bland diet - rice, boiled chicken, lean ground beef (cooked). Then I gradually added in kibble and it's one way of getting rid of the raw altogether, and adding the kibble at a separate time.

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