So, you’re thinking about making the switch to raw, but wondering what the transition will look like?
To allow your cat's digestive system to properly adjust from a highly processed diet to a nutrient-rich, human-edible raw food diet, start things off slow and steady for the first week.
Primal Pet Foods are appropriate for cats at all life stages.
Cats are Carnivores
They requie meat protein for optimal health.
Eating meat-based, biologically-appropriate raw foods is key to a healthy diet.
Your cat will be the living proof.
Changing your cat’s diet from highly-processed to nutrient-rich and raw may require some forward thinking and a bit of trial and error. Cats care about the three T’s when considering their favorite foods:
texture, temperature, and taste.
CRUNCHY CAT: Loves Dry Kibble
Consider crumbling a bit of Freeze-Dried Primal onto kibble meals. If you have a crunchy cat, add warm water very slowly, in small amounts, to each meal as you increase the freeze-dried food and decrease the kibble.
CANNED CAT: Loves Moist Foods
Replace a bit of each canned meal by stirring in a few thawed Pronto morsels. Once your cat decides they like their new raw food, you can begin the transition. If you have a canned cat, you may want to warm up their canned meal before stirring in the raw food to keep the temperature from getting too cold. Take it as slowly as necessary to meet your cat’s preferences.
For best results, introduce any new foods slowly.
The Primal Starter Pak or 1# Pronto bag are also great choices for those who want to introduce raw foods to their cat but aren't ready to purchase a full-size product. For thawing, rehydrating, and safe handling tips, watch our instructional videos.
COMPLETING THE TRANSITION
If you’re still offering some of their original canned or dry foods, now is the time to drop it! Begin feeding a full meal of Primal twice daily. Don’t worry about grazing throughout the day–cats aren’t meant to graze. Feeding two meals a day is healthier for their body and mind.