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Changing dog diets

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

When it comes to switching pets foods, gradual, proportional change  over time will be fine with a finicky cat but dogs are different. Most dogs will eat basically anything that lands in their bowl.  That kind of appetite doesn’t mean that a sudden change of diet isn’t a shock to the dog’s system. Indigestion, diarrhea and worse can result from  abrupt changes in diet. If your veterinarian has advised you to change your dogs food, do it gradually.  your veterinarian might recommend feeding a ratio of 50/50 old or new food at first.  then one third old food and two thirds new food for awhile. This will be easier on your dog’s digestive system and the transition will be smoother.

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