The munching required for such a dish also helps freshen breath, whiten teeth and keep gums healthy, ensuring that Rover can continue flashing that charming smile while chasing his favorite ball. Freeze dried food will also help your beloved beast retain their ideal weight, reducing the risk of health problems later in life, and even aid the doggy digestive process, resulting in cleaner, smaller and solid stools.
PLANNING FOR A FREEZE-DRIED RAW DIET
Firstly, bear in mind that any doggy diet change should be introduced gradually, over the course of at least seven days – serving kibble on Monday and a freeze dried raw meal on Tuesday might play havoc with poor Spot’s digestive tract, especially if your dog is a little older and set in their ways. Start introducing the new food gradually, phasing out the existing food at a slow and steady rate.
DAYS 1&2 - 75% OLD FOOD / 25% NEW FOOD
DAYS 3&4 - 50% OLD FOOD / 50% NEW FOOD
DAYS 5&6 - 25% OLD FOOD / 75% NEW FOOD
DAYS 7&8 - 100% NEW FOOD
Raw bones can also be introduced as a treat, but that word cannot be stressed enough – they must be raw! Handing your hound a cooked bone can be very dangerous, as these varieties can be too soft to cope with the exciting crunching of canine jaws, causing splinters.
Finally, when introducing freeze dried feeding to a dog for the first time, stick with a flavor that Fido will find familiar; if you’ve been serving up chicken for the past three years, kick off your freeze dried adventure with poultry too.