Mentorship Program Details
Transition your dog from processed dog food to a home prepared ratio diet in 3 months!
The complete transition process is spread over three months to make the process as simple and easy as possible. This prevents pet parents from feeling confused and overwhelmed with the learning curve of feeding a home prepared diet. Additionally, the dog’s potential for gastrointestinal stress is reduced because each step is customized to their individual needs.
The program also includes the appropriate whole foods and supplements to fulfill known nutritional gaps in home prepared diets.
The first month of the mentorship program is focused on slowly transitioning from processed dog food to bland fresh food. A sudden and dramatic change in diet can result in gastrointestinal distress. Therefore, the canine nutritionist will instruct each pet parent on how to slowly and gradually transition to fresh food to avoid the complications from a sudden diet change. This will involve introducing and increasing fresh food while slowly reducing the processed dog food.
Each dog will be consuming a fresh food diet composed of a lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and high fiber at the end of month one.
The second month of the mentorship program begins introducing the foundation ingredients necessary to create a home prepared ratio diet. Prey Model Raw (PMR) and Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (BARF) are the ratio diets the pet parent can select from. The canine nutritionist will instruct each pet parent on how to introduce ingredients such as red meats, liver and other organs to expand the variety in the diet.
Each dog will be consuming a basic home prepared diet following PMR or BARF model ratios at the end of month two.
The third month of the mentorship program will finish the transition process by introducing specific whole foods and supplements. These ingredients provide the essential nutrients required for optimal health that are often missing from homemade ratio diets. These ingredients can include but are not limited to fatty fish, shellfish, seeds, kelp or alternative supplements.
Each dog will be consuming a well rounded homemade ratio diet with additional whole foods and supplements at the end of the mentorship program.
Remain committed to the fresh food transition process without becoming overwhelmed.
Gain peace of mind when a canine nutritionist completes the feeding calculations for you!
Month 1 Example
Month 2 Example
Month 3 Example
The mentorship program does not provide raw dog food. All ingredients must be purchased by the pet parent separately.
What do I receive from the mentorship program?
The mentorship program is designed to empower pet parents to successfully switch their dog to a fresh food diet with one-on-one email guidance from a certified canine nutritionist. The program will provide the appropriate knowledge to begin fresh feeding in a guided three month process. This information is provided in three ways:
Each pet parent will experience the confidence needed to feed a well balanced home prepared diet.
What is the Ratio Menu Calculator?
The Ratio Menu Calculator provides pet parents with the resources they need to feed a varied ratio diet without having to recalculate feeding amounts when ingredients are changed. The spreadsheet works on Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel to calculate ratio ingredients, whole foods, and supplements at the dog’s individual dosages.
Muscle meat, raw meaty bones, organs, and produce are calculated based on the ratio percentages selected for each ingredient. However, home prepared ratio diets are known to have multiple nutrient deficiencies. The calculator also includes the addition of specific whole foods and supplements that are required to fulfill these nutritional requirements. The Ratio Menu Calculator is not a formulation program and does not formulate NRC balanced recipes.
Mentorship Program Requirements
The program accepts adult dogs who are currently consuming a dry or canned dog food. The program does not accept cats, kittens, puppies or dogs who have medical conditions that require a therapeutic diet.