There is no need for weaning or slow integration. You can take a few precautions to ensure your dog's adjustment. Most important is to ensure that food is at room temperature for best palatability. Start on a weekend or day off to monitor your dog's reaction.
We highly suggest not mixing Artisan Raw with kibble of any kind. Should you choose to feed kibble and raw we suggest Raw in the morning and Kibble at night.
Detoxification can happen in many different ways and the toxins can leave through many different parts of the body. Usually, pets will detoxify through the part of their body that is the weakest. As Dr. Pitcairn, D.V.M.; Ph.D., author of "Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide To Natural Health for Dogs and Cats" states on page 64 of his book, when your pet finally eats really fresh, nutritious foods with minimal pollutants, strange things will happen. The body responds!
Artisan Raw contains turmeric, garlic and natural fiber to help regulate bowel function.
Some, not all, pets can experience *NUTRITIONAL DETOXIFICATION* when they begin eating a balanced raw diet. Detoxification happens when nutrients going into the body are of vastly superior quality to what was previously being fed. The body is literally throwing out the built up poisons and toxins.
Don't worry, all is well, the body is curing or healing itself. Sometimes there can also be levels of detoxification depending on the overall state of your pets health. If so, when they begin on the raw diet you may notice a few signs and then none. A few weeks or months later you may see other signs or symptoms. Learn to really "look" at and analyze your pet, some signs can be subtle. We suggest keeping a journal or diary.
Should your pet have trouble coping with the natural detoxification process, you can aid them by supplementing some Acidophilus, Aloe Vera or Bee Pollen for the short duration of the detox.
Feeding Guide Per Day
Adults... 2 - 3 % of body weight
Puppies... 5 - 10 % of body weight
Easy Feed Guide
Start with one puck per 10 lbs of dog per day and scale back according to activity level