Changing dog food

When changing dog food, it’s important to do this slowly over many days to prevent tummy upset, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Many people start gung-ho on a new dog food, only to find their dog experiences bouts of unpleasant gastro symptoms. They blame the food and switch back, when in fact if they’d just taken it slowly the dog’s digestive system would have adapted nicely.

When changing dog food, do so gradually over a week

Day 1-2

Day 3-4

Day 5-6

Day 7

It’s recommended to take around a week to transition to a new dog food. On days 1-2, use 25% new food to 75% existing food, on days 3-4, feed 50% of each, on days 5-6 feed 75% new food, and on day 7 onwards use only the new food.

Following this advice will save you and your pooch a lot of uncomfortable outcomes!

Also, don’t forget to always leave water out for your dog, and refresh it every day.

Most dogs aren’t too fussy, being happy with the same food every day, but of course there are exceptions. If you need help choosing the right dog food for your four-legged friend, please Contact Us.