Articles, guides and frequently asked questions on raw feeding, natural diets, and health and nutrition for your dog or cat.
We always recommend slowly introducing raw diets over 2 weeks. The reason for this is to minimise any potential for stomach upsets which can happen if a change in diet is sudden. Some pets will have no issues with a quick changeover in diet, however to be sure, we do recommend slowly introducing the new food.
Day 1-3: 20% New 80% Old
Day 4-6: 40% New 60% Old
Day 7-9: 60% New 40% Old
Day 10-12: 80% New 20% Old
Day 12+: 100% New Diet
Big Dog has a product suitable for dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Our core range of diets are flavour based, mixed protein diets that provide all the macro and micronutrients your dog needs to be healthy and happy. These include protein, amino acids, healthy fats (including omega-3 fatty acids), moisture, antioxidants, probiotics, prebiotics, fibre, phytonutrients, active enzymes and essential vitamins and minerals. Mixed protein raw food diets, most closely represent an evolutionary diet. The predominant protein source in each of our core diet range represents the flavour of that product. Our core range consists of Beef, Chicken, Combo, Fish, Lamb and Rabbit.
Our single protein, allergy range is formulated for dogs with food intolerances to certain meats, most commonly being beef and chicken. As a single protein diet, our Kanga and Turkey diets contain only muscle meat, offal and bone of these species. Additionally, Kanga may also be suitable for overweight dogs, with a fat content of only 4%.
Our Scientific range has been formulated to address dogs with health conditions, assisting from the inside out. The Sensitive Skin diet contains an abundance of natural anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids designed to promote healthy skin, coat and a stronger immune system, as well as long term healing and reduction of potential future skin issues. Our Wellbeing Diet has been specifically formulated for overweight dogs and dogs with common chronic health conditions including arthritis, pancreatic issues, liver problems, renal conditions and some cancers. It is lower in fat with a mixture of traditional healing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and health-promoting herbs.
For more information on each product, see our products page for dogs.
Big Dog recipes are a Complete and Balanced Diet for healthy growth in puppies and health maintenance in adults. Our substantiation to support this claim is based on the outcome of a successful feeding trial with Smart Pups Assistance Dogs, our charity of choice.
The exception to this is our Kangaroo Single Protein Diet which is too low in fat and calories for growing pups, as our Wellbeing Diet as they are specifically formulated for mature dogs and weight loss.
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For more information on our diets being Complete and Balanced check out our article 'Complete and Balanced by Nature'
Yes! You absolutely can! In fact, it’s what’s we will usually recommend when your pup first transitions to our diet, from a kibble diet. We believe that any inclusion of raw food into your pets diet will benefit them however, if you’d prefer to feed a mixture of diets on an on-going basis, ensure to adjust the feeding portions to reflect this.
For example if you choose to split your pet’s diet into 50%of a Big Dog diet and 50% of another diet, we advise to only feed half the recommended feeding portion for each diet.
For dogs and cats that may have a more sensitive stomach,their diet can still consist of raw and other food however if you notice any issues it could be advised to feed these two diets at different time, for example feed raw in the morning and their other diet at night, or vice-versa.
Yes. All Big Dog diets are made with only 100% human-grade, fresh Australian ingredients. Nothing but the best for our furry family members.
Our Big Dog for cat’s range consists of Kanga, Rabbit or Turkey flavour, mixed protein diets that provide all the macro and micronutrients your cat needs to be healthy and happy. These include protein, amino acids, taurine, healthy fats (including omega-3 fatty acids), moisture, antioxidants, probiotics, prebiotics, fibre, phytonutrients, active enzymes and essential vitamins and minerals. Mixed protein raw food diets, most closely represent an evolutionary diet and the predominant protein source in each product represents the flavour of that product.
For more information on each product, see our products page for cats.
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