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How To Transition To Raw

The calculator above will help you estimate roughly how much raw food you will need to replace kibble. It is only intended as a guide. It is important that you monitor their weight no matter what you feed them! For puppies aim to feed 2-3% of adult body weight as soon as possible.

​Use the drop down arrow to select how you want your bed to respond (lose weight, gain weight or stable).

​Use the slider to select their weight.

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Transitioning from Kibble to Raw Food

Our mission is to improve the health and longevity of your pets and the best way of achieving this is to feed a natural, bio appropriate diet. We have witnessed the benefits of feeding a raw diet to our own cats and dogs and for us (and them!), there is no turning back.

For most dogs making the transition from kibble to a raw diet is straightforward and can be achieved in a few days. For some it may take a little longer.

The advice you will most often hear from the many people who have made the transition from kibble to raw, and what we would recommend is a gradual introduction of raw to your dogs meal.

Start with a quarter of the total meal and increase until you are feeding 100% raw. This allows your pets digestive system to adjust gradually back to its natural state of acidity.

Here is a link to an excellent article describing the changes to the GI tract of kibble fed cats and dogs. It is the reason why we recommend a slow transition to a raw diet.

There is an excellent article on transitioning cats here:


Why Choose Us?
The menus we are offering from Canine Kitchen are made up of high quality, muscle meats, bone, organ meats and range of organic fruit and vegetables, seasonal where possible. Our quality is not the only thing that sets us apart from the competition.

  • We offer 13 different dinners for dogs, so they never get bored

  • It comes in 1lb, 2lb, and 5lb packages, conveniently flattened and vacuum sealed to better fit in your freezer

  • Affordable pricing 

  • Convenient free delivery to certain areas. 

How do I serve raw food?
Simply defrost and serve. Cooking is not required. We recommend using a glass container or separate drawer while defrosting as leaking may occur. 

What's the shelf life?
Once defrosted, we recommend it stay in the fridge for no longer than three days. 

How much should I feed?

The General rule of thumb is to feed between 2-4% of your dogs body weight if they are an adult. However, many conditions apply so we encourage you to use our calculator as a rough guide.

For any questions, please contact Olivia at

Do I need to add supplements with your food?
If you are feeding our variety packs, our food will provide the necessary nutrients that your pet needs over the course of its meals. Some pets, however, may require an extra boost of vitamins and minerals depending on various factors. If your pet needs this, we recommend feeding your pet Phyto Synergy (link to the  blog). 

Is raw safe for my puppy?

Yes! It certainly is. If your puppy was raised on kibble, we recommend a slow transition over to raw. Some puppies may require their food to be gently sauteed for a few days while transitioning but ultimately, the goal is a complete raw diet. 

Further Reading + Additional Resources

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