Some people find it hard to change their dog's diet. Maybe you’ve been told that prescription food is best for your pet, or maybe they just don't like the taste of what's available in store-bought brands and want something different?
Whatever the case may be, it is important that you switch your dog's food gradually from his current brand, or he will have digestive upset. However, transitioning them onto new foods can take some patience but luckily we're here with easy guidelines on how exactly to get started!
How to Change Your Dog’s Food?
If you switch your dog’s food abruptly, they could experience gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting or diarrhea. You should not change their diet quickly and the transition period for a new flavor of kibble is 5-7 days before starting on this schedule with any changes in feeding habits.
If you're switching from one kind of food to another, it's important that the change is gradual. Start by mixing in some new ingredients for about two days straight and then gradually adding more each day until your pup can eat them all at once as part of their regular diet without issue.
A good way around this tricky transition period would be making sure there are always plenty of options on hand so they don't find themselves hungry between meals. For most dogs, a good diet transition will look like this:
- Day 1-3: Start with 75% old food mixed with 25% new food
- Day 4-6: Mix 50% old with 50% new
- Day 7-10: Mix 75% new, 25% old
Day 11: 100% new diet
Transitioning your dog from one food to another can be challenging, but it's important that you monitor their response and adjust accordingly. Some dogs with sensitive stomachs or other gastrointestinal diseases might need an even longer transition period before they're able to eat a new brand.
If, at any point during the diet transition, your dog exhibits concerning signs such as changes in appetite or vomiting--you should proceed more slowly. And if you have transitioned gradually and they STILL experience stomach upset, consult with a veterinarian first before trying another one of the new diets.
The Proof is in the Poop!
Paying attention to the quality of your dog’s stool is one way you can monitor their digestive health. While minor variations in color and consistency are normal, any major changes could indicate a problem that needs addressing-so keep an eye out for anything unusual!
It is important to check your dog’s stools and make sure they are normal. A Fecal Scoring Chart can be used for this purpose, as it will show you what the proper range should look like.
If one of these numbers falls outside those definitions: 3-4 stars with lower scores indicating dehydration or constipation while higher ones indicator gastrointestinal upset caused by a variety of factors such as too many rawhides being fed.
Choosing the right kind of food for your pet is important. There are many different types to choose from, including dry or wet meals - both come in varying degrees' peck measurements depending on what their diet needs might be according with current research about them at any given time.
Once you have a brand and formula that is working great, it's time to mix things up in order to keep your pet happy. One of the most interesting ways does this would be by adding flavors like bacon or garlic sauce along with wet food options such as gravy so they don't get bored during meal times!
If you want to give your pet a healthy and happy life, then it is important that they eat the right things. That means finding their favorite formula of food or treats and sticking with them in order not to make them unhappy from an upset stomach which can lead to other problems.
You don’t have to worry about this when you choose Kenn&Kitt products because they are loaded with necessary vitamins, probiotics, and prebiotics so you know your furry friend will always be satisfied no matter what!
What do we feed our pets? Let us know if any of these diets work for you!