General Raw Feeding Questions
How Much Should I Be Feeding My Animal Each Day?
The best formula for calculating daily servings of food is to base food volume off of your pets’ body weight. We recommend serving 2 -3 % of your pet’s body weight (in ounces of food), split into two daily meals—morning and evening. Puppies and kittens should be fed twice the amount of food as compared to an adult dog or cat. The daily food intake level should be measured in ounces to ensure the most precise method of feeding raw food.
Please note that this is a general guideline and you will need to take into consideration your pets’ activity level, age, health, and breed and adjust accordingly. Once your pet has transitioned 100% to raw food, additional adjustments may need to be made based on visual observations of your pets’ weight loss or gain. Please ensure your pet has access to plenty of fresh water at all times.
During The Transition, Should I Mix My Pet's Current Food In With Their Raw?
There are multiple factors that can help determine how to best transition your pet to their new diet. Generally speaking, healthy dogs and cats do just fine with a cold turkey transition straight on to raw. But For those with a more sensitive stomach, we suggest a more slow and gentle approach, let them try raw in small amounts and see how they do before feeding a full meal.
Please note- When it comes to transitioning from a kibble diet, we suggest not mixing with raw. This is due to the composition of the stomach and the level of acids needed to digest meat versus carbohydrates.
Should I stick to feeding my pet only one specific protein, or can I rotate between Soul'y Raw Blends?
When first transiting your pet to a raw diet, we suggest sticking to one specific protein- generally chicken or turkey are the best to start with. This is because chicken and turkey are easier to digest than a richer protein like beef or venison. Once your pet has fully transitioned to their raw diet, based upon your best judgement, we encourage you to introduce your pet to a variety of proteins.