Brodie’s Beginner’s Box contains a 4 week meal plan to help your dog smoothly transition to a raw diet. (Please note, if freezer storage is an issue we can delivery one or two weeks at a time just select Weekly or Fortnightly option . The box contains 28 meal bags, all coded by day and week, with the amount based on your dog's weight. We recommend you split the daily meal bag into 2 meals, morning and night, however, it is fine to feed as one meal if that is the usual routine. The plan starts with a plain, easily digest meat such as free-range, organic chicken and gradually introduces new proteins, with the 4th week representing the full, prey model diet of 60% meat, 20% tripe, 10% meaty bones and 10% offal.
To properly digest raw meat and bones, the stomach needs acidity in the stomach (low PH of approx 1-2). It is therefore important to stop feeding dry biscuits as the carbohydrates in these promote higher PH levels inhibiting the digestion of raw food and absorption of the nutrients, plus making the dog vulnerable to pathogenic bacteria which high acidity levels are able to control. The stools are the ‘window to the gut’, so keep monitoring them and if they are too loose, ease back on the offal first and then the tripe and if too hard, add a little more offal (max 5% total of liver) and tripe.
Refer to ' Changing to a Raw Diet' on our Feeding Guide & Tips Page.
BRODIE'S BEGINNER'S BOX DOGS
We recommend you complete the Pet Profile on our Home Page and we will advise which weight band best suits your pets needs. The daily bag volume is based on an adult maintenance diet of 2% to 2.5% of their body weight per day. Young or very active dogs need to be on a higher percentage. Puppies can normally start on raw quite easily, however select the weight band which is appropriate to their full, grown adult weight, or if they are under 6 months, one that reflects approx 6 to10% of their current body weight. As calcium intake is very important for puppies as their bones and teeth grow, you should give extra bones during the course of the week (eg approx another 10% ). Please note, the price shown is for a 4 week meal plan (28 bags) and will change by weight band. If freezer storage is an issue we can delivery one or two weeks at a time. Select weekly or fortnightly option.
If freezer storage is an issue we can delivery one or two weeks' meals at a time rather than the whole month: just select weekly or fortnightly options .See below for delivery days in Auckland areas. There is a $6.00 delivery charge with all Auckland hand-deliveries.
- Auckland Eastern Bays Suburbs : Thursdays 6-9pm
- All other areas within a 20km radius of Orakei: Sundays 3-7pm
Orders must be received by Tuesday midday for Thursday deliveries and Thursday midday for Sunday deliveries. Orders outside the Auckland delivery radius and elsewhere in the North Island will be quoted standard courier costs, plus packaging. These costs will be invoiced separately and product shipped once payment received. Frozen raw product can only be shipped to North Island addresses due to the perishable nature of the product. Dried treats and supplements are shipped nationwide (not internationally).