Transitioning your pet from a dry commercial dog food to raw is both simple and rewarding! In most cases you should expect to have healthy firm and formed stool the very day you start.
Our recommended and the BEST and quickest transition for young healthy adult dogs and puppies is to make a complete switch from kibble to raw food. For best results we suggest the following:
We do not recommend mixing raw and dry food kibble together. Raw food is passed through the digestive system at a much quicker rate than dry food. If you do want to continue feeding kibble with raw food, feed them separately (raw-am, kibble-pm).
Occasionally we have dogs that do not transition as easily or as quickly to a raw food diet. This is more common in senior dogs or picky eaters. If you have tried the above method for 2-3 days without success you can pan fry or sear the raw food so it is partially cooked, gradually each day cooking less and less until your dog eats the food completely raw.
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Benefits of Feeding BigCountry Raw
The loss of our pets at any age is heart breaking, but when they are taken too early or by preventable illness the loss seems even worse! We know that feeding what nature intended for our dogs & cats prevents disease, but here is the proof!
On average dogs fed commercial pet food lived 10.4 years, but if they were fed raw or home prepared food they lived on average 13.1 years! For dogs that got a bit of both, the average was 11.4 years!
So don't think that it's too late, or it's too costly, or too difficult or any of the other many other excuses we have for not feeding what nature intended for our pet.
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Benefits of Feeding Raw?
Dr Karen Becker educates us on Raw Diet and clears up all the myths about feeding raw.
Transitioning is Both Simple & Rewarding
BigCountry Raw meals take the guess work out of raw feeding.
All our meals are portioned into 1, 2, and 4 lb plastic rigid containers. Simply thaw and serve!
Our Menu Choices
BigCountry Dinners are prepared ground meat, organ meats, and bone with added fruit & vegetables (apples, pears, carrots, kale, spinach) and kelp.
BigCountry Pure Formula's are prepared single protein options (no blending of proteins) and include ground meat & bone and organ meats.
BigCountry Signature Blends are exclusive to BigCountry Raw and includes some of our most popular sellers including Breeder's Blend and Turkey Salmon Lamb Blend.
Raw Meaty Bones include chicken necks and backs, turkey necks and wings, meaty beef bones, marrow bones, necks bones etc. Too extensive to list all choices here. Excellent additions to a raw diet, we recommend feeding raw meaty bones at least 2-3 times per week to ensure excellent dental health.
BigCountry Raw Tripe is available in beef, lamb and bison. Very stinky, but also extremely nutritious. Tripe is a must try for all raw feeders.
Pawsitive Raw Pet Food
A raw diet provides a range of benefits that a commercially processed diet will never match.
These include:Your dog will no longer have that distinctive doggie odour.
Shiny Coats & No More Doggie Odour
The numerous preservatives and additives and animal byproducts in your pet's commercially prepared food results in dull coats with a greasy residue and distinctive “doggie” odour.
BigCountry Raw contains NO preservatives,or additives. We only use fresh human grade ingredients, which will produce shiny soft skin and coats with loads of shine and a lot less shedding.
Less to Scoop
BigCountry Raw contains NO Fillers, NO Corn and NO Wheat. Free of fillers and preservatives a raw natural diet is more digestible and therefore less waste is eliminated. Stools are firm, formed and will biodegrade into your lawn in a matter of days!
Allergies and Food Sensitivities are Eliminated
Switching to BigCountry Raw may diminish and ease the various health symptoms particularly food allergies. Our diets are protein specific and our sensitivity formulas such as duck, rabbit, turkey or lamb may be the answer to solving your pet's allergic reactions (continual scratching, chewing feet, hot spots, ear infections etc.) Additionally many raw fed dogs have fewer health issues, meaning less expensive vet appointments.
Poor dental health particularly the build up of plaque and tartar is very common with a commercial dry dog food. BigCountry Raw contains no added carbohydrates and a food without sugar and starches will naturally produce cleaner teeth. In addition the raw meaty bones in a raw feeding program will clean teeth to a beautiful pearly white and prevent unnecessary health concerns due to diseased teeth.
Drooling and Water Intake
With better digestibility your pet will no longer require the excessive amounts of water necessary to break down a dry food diet. In addition this will mean less drooling and improved liver and kidney functions extending the overall long term health of your pet.