Dog owners often find themselves having to change their dog’s food. This section is all about why and the best way in which to do it.
Dogs may need a change in their diet for a number of reasons. This could be the transition from puppy to adult food or the change from adult to mature food. Perhaps your dog has been diagnosed with a condition which means their diet has to alter. Or more simply, you or your dog has become unhappy with their current food.
The best way to approach this change is to do it gradually. Over the course of a week, feed your dog a mixture of the old food with the new. As time progresses, gradually decrease the amount of old food and increase the proportion of the new food which you have chosen to feed your dog. If your pet is having problems with the changes, then simply slow down the rate of the transition.
We here at Superpet Warehouse suggest at aiming the transition to last a week with the following advice:
Day 1: 75% old food, 25% new food
Day 2: 75% old food, 25% new food
Day 3: 50% old food, 50% new food
Day 4: 50% old food, 50% new food
Day 5: 25% old food, 75% new food
Day 6: 25% old food, 75% new food
Day 7: 0% old food, 100% new food