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At what age we can switch puppies to raw food or

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At what age we can switch puppies to raw food or dog food to keep them healthy so they can increase their weight
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Now there are a lot of different opinions as when to start puppies onto a raw food diet. That said, we generally would do so between 5-11 weeks of age. This tends to be done fairly early, since pups are most impressionable at this stage and therefore most likely to accept a new diet without too much fuss. Of course, whenever you choose to make this change, to remember to slowly wean them over. If one swaps foods to quickly, this can lead to diarrhea. But just as we'd do with any off, we'd slowly wean off their mum's milk (if they are very young) or current diet onto the raw diet we wish to feed.
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hi M,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?