Most dogs and cats have a relatively seamless transition to our foods and do not experience any detox. With that said, pets that have chronic issues, disease, extreme skin conditions, or bacterial imbalances might experience some detox when switching to our products. This is because our foods are very high in probiotics. The good bacteria kills the bad bacteria in the gut and begins to repopulate it with itself. During this process the bad bacteria has to have some way to exit the body. It does so in the reactive manner of detoxing or “dying off”. Most common signs of detox are: loose stool, intermittent digestive upset, reflux, gas, bloat, watery or goopy eyes, itching skin, a light rash, or the exacerbation of chronic issues a pet has been experiencing. Detox is a normal and natural part of the healing process, and in some cases is necessary to go through to ultimately heal the issue at it’s root. Detox will always subside as the body adjusts, the bad bacteria is shed, and the health of the microbiome is restored from our foods. For most dogs and cats, detox, if experienced at all, does not last longer than a few days. For some dogs with more extreme conditions such as significant illness, or bacterial imbalances due to long term antibiotic use, or chronic skin conditions, the detox period can last longer.