Remember this post? It has been almost a month since I started my series on pet food. With all of the blog changes, from getting our own URL to working on a new blog design (Don’t worry, we’re not done yet!) I bet you thought I’d forgotten about talking to you about pet food. I’m still here, and I’m still ready to tell you more about your food selection.
So far, we’ve talked about what to think about when selecting your food. After you’ve narrowed down your selection to your food choice, it’s time to start your dog on their new food.
Do not pour that bag of dog food goodness into your pet’s bowl just yet. Your puppy’s sensitive tummy needs a few TLC precautions as you switch their diet.There are a few steps to the process:
- Plan to switch your dog’s food when there is about half of a bag left of their current food.
- Slowly mix in the new food with the food that your pet is currently eating. Gradually change the proportion of new food to old until your pet is fully switched to the new food.
- Watch your pet close throughout the food change. Are there signs of irritation or allergies? Are they getting sick? If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your vet.
To complete my series on choosing your dog food, look for my final post in this three part plan to read about why I chose Nutro Natural Choice as my dog food, and how it’s working out. What is your dog eating?