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Categories: Dog Food and Feeding Dogs & Puppies , Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Food

Q. How do you wean pups to the Honest Kitchen product?
Hi Cindy,

Could you tell me how you wean pups to the Honest Kitchen product. I usually wean by using baby rice cereal and goats milk, gradually adding powdered kibble, then a little corser until the pups are eating kibble mixed with warm water.

I have not weaned a litter to Honest Kitchen or a raw diet. Most of my buyers do not understand the raw concept so I have always gone to kibble.

Thanks for help,
Lewie

A. You wean puppies to Honest Kitchen exactly the same way as you have done with kibble. I wouldn’t use baby cereal at all though, that cereal consists of grains that are not necessary in a puppy’s diet.

We typically wean our puppies onto our goat milk formula first, the recipe is on the bottle feeding page. We then add ground meat, either beef or turkey. We don’t add HK to their diet until they are eating a raw diet well, because we only use is as a complement to the diet, not as the base.

You can certainly feed it as the base of a feeding program, we just choose to stick with the raw diet program that has worked well for us for the last 10 years or so.

We haven’t had any problems getting our puppy customers to understand how to feed the raw diet, I would recommend having these 2 books -- Raw Dog Food and Natural Nutrition for Dogs & Cats. We give both of these books to our puppy customers and we almost never get questions on raw feeding.

I hope this helps.

Cindy
  
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