getting started - transitions for troubled dogs & puppies

Special care may be needed when transitioning some dogs.

These include:

  • Brachycephalic dogs (short nosed dogs such as bulldogs & pugs etc)
    They have their own protocol to start with. Come in & we will show you how it’s done.
  • Any dog that has current health conditions or is on medication
    A consultation with a Prey food consultant would be advised as medications can affect the gastric acidity & therefore the stomach's ability to digest the food.
  • The elderly or geriatric
    Depending on their current health, sometimes the older dogs may need modifications to the way we start or even maintain their diet. Older dogs generally require less raw meaty bones in their diet as the digestive system slows down with age.
  • Pregnancy
    If your dog is pregnant or you are planning to breed from your dog, a Prey consult would be advisable as there are different requirements for feeding raw at certain stages of pregnancy.


Advice for Unwell, Vomiting and or Diarrhoea

Get vet advice straight away if:

  • The pet is lethargic and obviously unwell.
  • Not eating.
  • The vomiting or diarrhoea is severe or bloody.
  • If the vomiting or diarrhoea is mild but persists for more than a day.


Otherwise, the general advice would be:

  • Stop bones until the issue is resolved.
  • Easily digested food will need to be offered.  This could be poached boneless meat (chicken or turkey) with bone broth or try just the blander raw mince mixes with bone broth to help settle the gut.
  • Slowly return to normal feeding regime once digestion has been back to normal again for a few days.  Leaving adding raw meaty bones back in for a week or two to ensure the gut is settled.

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