Changing your pet’s food isn’t something that should be done instantly. Not only should you research what type of ingredients are in your pet food, but also any changes and complications that might occur as a result of a transition to a new diet plan. Be sure to check out the video and article below to learn more about how to best walk through the pet food transfer process, while also keeping your pet safe.
A Quick Guide to Changing Your Pet’s Food
There are a number of reasons for changing your pet’s food whether that reason is for the health of your pet just to give some variety. Transitioning to a new food should be done slowly and with care. This will allow your pet a chance to adapt to the change and avoid digestive upset. The transition period should be a minimum of 10 days and could take as long as two weeks depending on your pet’s sensitivity to change. For days 1 and 2 feet.
80 percent of your pets old food with 20 percent of the new food for days three and four feed 60 percent of your pet’s food with 40 percent of the new food on day five and six feet 40 percent of your pets all food with 60 percent of the new food and on Day 7 8 9 feed 20 percent of your Petzold food with 80 percent of the new food. Finally, from day 10 and on you can feed 100 percent of the new food.
If your pet experiences any kind of digestive upset during this time or is being a bit picky about the change. Try slowing down the process to let them adjust to the new food. Some vomiting diarrhea can be normal when introducing new foods.
The digestive process and the natural green bacteria in your pet’s body is a complex and delicate system.
If your pet experiences any vomiting diarrhea reduce the amount of new food and slow down the transition period even more. If you have any questions about transition your pet to a new diet our health and nutrition specialists are here to help.
Special thanks to Petcurean for their video on YouTube.