WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU GRADUALLY TRANSITION YOUR DOGGO TO A FRESH FOOD DIET
Remember it could be the first time your doggo is eating a high meat diet
When transitioning to a high protein diet like YoDoggo, it is crucial to introduce it gradually. While each dog is unique and some may transition without any issues, for others it can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks to adapt from a high carb diet to a high protein fresh food diet. Gradually increase the amount of YoDoggo in each meal while decreasing the quantity of their previous food. You can find more information about transitioning your doggo in the FAQ section below.
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For dogs new to the YoDoggo high-protein diet, we suggest starting with our 15-day transition schedule, tailored for dogs with profiles similar to yours. To make it even easier for you, we offer a pre-prepared transition pack for doggo’s on a Full Freeze-Dried Fresh meal plan. Throughout your dog’s transition to YoDoggo, we collaborate with you, making adjustments to the schedule as needed based on how well your dog adapts to the new diet.
The transition plan for YoDoggo includes personalized meal packets for the first 15 days. These packets are specially designed to introduce your dog to YoDoggo gradually while reducing their old food.
The amount of food in the transition plan is based on your dog’s size.
Since every dog is unique, some may need more time to get used to the new diet. In some cases, the transition period may extend to 6 weeks. The YoDoggo team will assist you in adjusting the plan to ensure a smooth transition for your dog.
WHAT IS THE TRANSITION SCHEDULER?
If you’ve bought a “Half Fresh” Monthly plan or a “trial pack,” you can utilize the transition scheduler for shifting your dog to YoDoggo. This scheduler suggests a 15-day transition plan tailored to your dog’s size.
You have the flexibility to speed up or slow down the transition to YoDoggo depending on how well your dog adapts to the new diet.
For those on a “Full Fresh” monthly meal plan, you will receive a pre-packed 15-day transition plan.
WHAT’S NORMAL DURING THE TRANSITION PHASE?
It’s all in the poop – The short-term effects on the poop during transition can look “worse” than normal. Poop in the first week can be looser than normal. If the poop is very loose, consider skipping a meal or reverting to the previous day’s portions. Your dog needs more time to adjust to the new food. While short-term diarrhoea should be nothing to worry about, keep an eye out for anything that indicates more serious digestive issues. In the long term, we find poops become smaller, less smelly with great consistency.
Vomiting during food transition – Few dogs may experience some vomiting, but it shouldn’t last for more than one or two rounds.
WHAT’S NOT NORMAL DURING THE TRANSITION PHASE?
When it comes to poop
Transition aside, most dogs will have the occasional bout of diarrhoea. It’s also normal to see small amounts of mucus in your dog’s poop. Short-term diarrhoea is nothing to worry about.
Keep an eye out for anything that indicates more serious digestive upsets.
Signs can include – Diarrhoea that lasts for more than a few days, when accompanied by various other symptoms like lethargy, dehydration, loss of appetite, black stools, and consistently bloody stools. There are many possible causes of diarrhoea ranging from dietary indiscretion, infections, parasites or more serious conditions. You should stop the transition process and consult your vet immediately.
When it comes to vomit
The occasional vomiting happens in all dogs, also the occasional vomit during the transition phase is nothing to worry about. Keep an eye out for chronic vomiting that is yellow or greenish, vomit with blood or red in colour could indicate a serious condition. You should stop the transition process and consult your vet immediately.
Regurgitated food looks like vomit but is not the same. Again occasional regurgitation of food is nothing to worry about. If there is frequent regurgitation – you should stop the transition process and consult your vet immediately.
Other adverse conditions
Do keep an eye out for other adverse conditions like food allergies, parasite infections, genetic disorders and various other digestive conditions.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO TRANSITION?
The health benefits of a fresh food high protein diet are widely recognized. However, the initial transition period can range from 1-6 weeks until your pet can exclusively consume a fresh high protein diet. The duration of this transition depends on a few factors, including:
– Sensitivity of your dog’s stomach
– Quality of the previous diet
– Age and health of the pet
We have observed that transitioning from a high carb diet to a fresh food high protein diet may require a longer adjustment period.
Introducing a nutritionally-dense fresh food high protein food can be a significant change for your dog’s stomach. So it’s important to proceed slowly.
If you have any questions or need guidance, please contact. We would be happy to assist you.
DOES IT TAKE LONGER TO TRANSITION FROM KIBBLE TO YODGGO?
Switching to a high protein diet like YoDoggo offers numerous health benefits. However, it’s important to note that transitioning from a high carb diet to a high protein one can take more time than usual. This is especially relevant since certain kibbles contain high levels of carbs, making the adjustment period longer.
If your dog is taking longer to adapt to the new diet, it’s advisable to slow down the transition process to ensure a smoother adjustment.