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Raw has been going well but want to go back to dry dog food. I just need to know how to go about it. Should I go cold turkey?
 

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Well I have two dogs and one is on dog food. I switched the other one to raw because she had systemic yeast infection and I thought raw would help in the process of healing her of that along with the Nzymes program that I had her on. The yeast infection has subsided and I guess it is a matter of convenience of feeding dog food that I am thinking of switching back. I am using a good dog food for the other one that was actually recommended for the Nzymes program and would like for them both to be eating that. I have about 40 days of raw meat left for her in the freezer but am considering switching her back to the dog food when that runs out.
 

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Is the dry food that you had the yeast infection dog on before the switch to raw? If its the food that you want to put her/him back on to I would suspect the yeasty problem to return a while after the switch.
 

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The yeast infection has subsided and I guess it is a matter of convenience of feeding dog food that I am thinking of switching back. I am using a good dog food for the other one that was actually recommended for the Nzymes program and would like for them both to be eating that. I have about 40 days of raw meat left for her in the freezer but am considering switching her back to the dog food when that runs out.
Personally, I'd leave well enough alone, but if there is a significant inconvenience factor that stops you from feeding raw, I hope you'll at least look over in the dry food forum and see what the kibble feeders think are some of the best kibbles (hint: high meat content, high protein, little or no grains). I would be hesitant to return to a food that *might* have contributed to her health issues.

Without you saying what dry food you have been using I couldn't make a recommendation there or a statement about its quality; after all, many people trust their vets to know about dog nutrition but a surprising number of them recommend kibble that is, to be blunt, junk. Just because it has a professional recommendation isn't a guarantee that it's a really good food. Many experts in canine medicine, breeding and training seem fairly clueless when it comes to canine nutrition.
 

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If your problem cleared up on raw, then I would guess dry food had something to do with it. My opinion is your problems will likely come back, just like Natalie said. I would stay with it for a good while longer. Maybe you just need to get on a routine with feeding. I'm just now getting one down myself and I have been feeding raw for almost two months now. It does take some time, just like everyone here says.
 
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