The little change of transitioning your dog’s food and have unfortunate side effects that are both uncomfortable for your dog and messy for you. With the right preparation and planning, you can avoid stomach stress and the unnecessary stress surrounding it.
There are many reasons why you may want to change your dog’s food. It may be your little pup is growing and you need to target health needs specific to their age or it may be time to adjust the protein or you may have just adopted a new dog. No matter the reason, taking some simple steps can safeguard against trouble.
The 7 day plan to transition to changing food is gradual process of combining old and new food to ease your dog to the new formula. Over 7 days, you’ll combine more new food and less old food until you reach the final day when you’ll rely completely on the new food.
In case of any surprise stomach issue, canned pumpkin can be incorporated into the meal and that should soothe the stomach.
Patience is the key to success with this process, especially with animals who are making other transitions such as to a new home.