Changing Dog Foods

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How does a dog adjust to changes in dog food?

Changing Dog Foods

Whenever you decide to change the brand of dog food or type of food you are feeding your dog, always do so gradually. This will keep your canine's digestive system from suffering from stomach upset.

If possible, make changes slowly over the course of a few days by adding a small portion of the new food to the old until you have switched your pooch to her new diet. You can also introduce yogurt as a mild protein to help your dog's stomach adjust if you want to transition her dog from kibble to a raw protein diet.

Avoid changing your dog's food before any kind of performance competition to prevent possible upset stomach or runny stools.



9/12/2007 10:08:34 PM
Pit Bullz said:

...and don't use Iams. It gives my dogs the drippy poops every damn time... this is an honest observation, 100% completely non-self-serving.... we switch to another food and the drippy poops stop, switch back and it begins again, and we are picking up poop off the floor by the time we get home. We have proven this time and time again. I would show you the picture upon request of the remiander of a 40 lb bag in the trash.

7/19/2008 6:44:37 PM
kim said:

i was realy searching for an exact amount, such as: start out adding 1/4 of the new food for 1 week, then on week 2, add 1/2, etc


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