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SUCCESSFULLY SWITCHING TO A NEW DRY DOG FOOD DIET

A dog can be just as demanding as a human when it comes to food. Therefore, when changing your pet's food, it is necessary to follow a few simple rules to ensure a smooth transition. Changing food too quickly can be risky for your pet's system.

SUCCESSFULLY SWITCHING TO A NEW DRY DOG FOOD DIET

#1 STARTING THE TRANSITION

The key to a successful transition is the timing. Indeed, this is the key to a successful change of diet. If the transition is too abrupt, there is a risk of diarrhoea and weight loss, and your pet's health may be compromised. To avoid this, we recommend that you make the transition over a minimum of 8 days.

Before starting, make sure you have enough kibble to last the duration of the transition. If this is not the case, you should postpone it.

If you have enough food to cover the transition period, start to gradually incorporate the new food into the old. If you have been feeding your dog once a day, this is also a good opportunity to split the daily feed into two portions, one in the morning and one in the evening. This will enable your dog to better assimilate the kibble thanks to the smaller portions. However, do not change from two feedings to one, as this would be too sudden a change for your dog.

Each day, increase the dose of the new food incrementally.

After a week, your dog will start to get used to the new food. You should be on 50% of the old food and 50% of the new food.

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#2 COMPLETING THE TRANSITION

If, at this point, your dog is prone to loose stools, don't worry, some dogs take longer to assimilate a new diet because they are more sensitive. So take your time and do not change the proportions for a few days before continuing the transition. 

If this is not the case, continue to gradually increase the dose so that at the end of the two weeks, your dog's bowl is 100% composed of the new food. Don't hesitate to extend the transition period by a week if your dog's stools remain soft.



If you want to learn more about how to feed your dog properly, read our tips on how to fine-tune its food intake to its morphology and requirements.