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The Pet Health & Happiness Podcast | Bella & Duke

Feb 20, 2020

Rowan Sanderson sits down with Dr. Nick Thompson to discuss best practices in transitioning your dog onto raw. This is a subject that Nick has been focusing on for over 25 years and counting, and has observed more than 10,000 dogs that have gone through this journey.

While 90% of dogs have no problem making an instant switch to a pure raw diet, Nick still recommends the Four-Day Rule, which gradually introduces your dog to raw food. This not only helps the dog and its microbiome adapt to the new diet, but it also helps the owner get used to this new feeding style.

In Nick’s personal experience, everybody who makes this dramatic switch to a pure raw food diet is terrified at the beginning. When in doubt, he suggests that you contact your raw food supplier and allow them to guide you through any challenges you may be having.