How to transition to Fresco?

You can easily transition your dog one of two following ways depending on your dog's acceptance to new foods.

For Fresco Dry Raw we generally recommend a gradual introduction for a smooth transition process.

For Fresco Frozen Nuggets and Fresco Wet Food we favour a straight swap for a smooth transition.

 Gradual Introduction

  • Mix Fresco Dry Raw with your dog’s current food for a period of 7 days.
  • Start with 10% of the recommended daily feed amount of our Dry Raw on day 1 and slowly increase the amount each day.
  • You may find your dog may need anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks to make the full transition, depending on age, weight and activity level.
  • Introduce new proteins: Feed a single protein for the first 14 days to allow your dog's tummy to get used to their new food. After two weeks, we recommend alternating between different proteins to create a varied and balanced diet.

Straight Swap

  • Skip a meal (preferably an evening feed) and simple serve Fresco the next morning
  • Feed a single protein, one your dog is most comfortable with and has eaten previously for 14 days.
  • You may find your dog may need anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks to make the full transition, depending on age, weight and activity level.
  • Introduce new proteins: Feed a single protein for the first 14 days to allow your dog's tummy to get used to their new food. After two weeks, we recommend alternating between different proteins to create a varied and balanced diet.

Why can diarrhoea occur when changing your dog’s diet?

Mainly because your dog's intestinal flora is adapted to the old food. 

Your dog’s intestinal bacteria feed on incoming food. If you now change the food, other nutrients enter the digestive system, which have to be digested differently. The intestinal mucosa adapts to this by colonising itself in a new or different way. This process can lead to diarrhoea or flatulence.