Easy Guide to Transition your Dog’s Food

July 12, 2017 | Jeremiah Davis

Transitioning your dog’s food can be easier than you think.

There are many reasons a dog may need to switch food. Maybe your dog has grown out of it’s puppy stage and is ready to switch to an adult food or maybe your dog is experiencing some digestive problems. Whatever the case may be, it can sometimes be difficult to get our dog to warm up to a new food. Here is a general guide to switching your dog’s food,

Believe it or not, dogs have sensitive stomachs and an abrupt change in their diet can cause them to experience digestive stress. If your dog has a sensitive stomach a good approach is to gradually add more and more of the new food each days.

We recommend adding 20% more of the new food each day until your dog’s stomach can get used to it. For example,

Day 1 – Mix 20% of the new food with 80% of the old.

Day 2 – Mix 40% of the new food with 60% of the old.

Day 3 – Mix 60% of the new food with 40% of the old.

Day 4 – Mix 80% of the new food with 20% of the old.

Day 5 – Feed 100% of the new food

Be careful to monitor your pet while eating and check their feces after they eat. Heavy diarrhea can be a sign of digestive stress or something more serious. Take it slowly and try to find out what ingredients could be upsetting your dog. If feeding your dog dry food it is important to know what you are actually giving them. One way to ensure your dog is eating the best quality product is to purchase a food that sources their ingredients. Simply take it slow and keep a good eye on your dog’s eating habits. They’ll be healthier before you know it!