Rayne uses unprocessed, whole food ingredients, wherever and whenever possible. Whether you have been feeding store-bought, homemade, raw, freeze-dried, or other therapeutic diets from your veterinarian, your pet's system is going to need time to adjust to their new dish.
For many pets, transitioning diets over the course of ten days is sufficient, but some may need a little more patience and time.
Our step-by-step guide will help ensure you and your pet are set up for success.
75% old | 25% Rayne
Begin your pet’s diet transition with as little as 1/4 of their new Rayne diet to 3/4 of their current food. Maintain this for three days.
50% old | 50% Rayne
On day four, if they have accepted this well and there is no digestive upset, increase this amount to 1/2 Rayne and 1/2 their current food.
Continue this 50/50 combination for another three days.
25% old | 75% Rayne
If this continues to go well, adjust again to 3/4 Rayne and 1/4 their current food.
-- | 100% Rayne!
On day ten, if your pet is still doing well, it is finally time to remove their old food completely and to exclusively feed them their new Rayne diet.
The typical transition to a new diet can take 5-10 days, but depending on your pet, their preferences, and their medical profile, that can vary.
Err of the side of taking it slow to minimize any digestive upset.
Be sure to provide plenty of privacy. Although we want to watch and evaluate what our pets think of a new diet, our attention can be a distraction.
Cats are particularly discerning, so don't be frustrated if they take a little longer. Taste, texture, and temperature all play into what your cat chooses to eat. Cats have unique nutritional needs and should never go more than 24 hours without eating. If your cat is not eating, please connect with your veterinary team.
If your pet refuses to eat, develops vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive gas, or experiences constipation, it maybe that the transition is happening too quickly for them. Please contact your veterinary team to ensure there are no concerns, and then, if appropriate, try making the transition to the new food more gradually.