Transitioning to Raw
For most pets, the transition from a cooked diet to a raw diet is easy. Expect some changes in their stools, as their gut cleanses itself of the waste left from a processed, grain-based diet. This may first appear as a mucous covered stool but will be replaced by a much smaller, firmer stool. Other advantages are, less to ‘pick up’ and a reduction in your pet’s flatulence.
From our experience, we suggest an immediate and total switch; however if you are more comfortable, a gradual transition is an option. If your pet is having no issues with the transition, accelerate this process at any time. We recommend beginning with a light protein, such as chicken, then rotating with darker meats, such as beef, in subsequent weeks.