If you decide your dog’s current diet isn’t the best choice for him anymore or maybe you have decided to switch to a raw or dehydrated diet, it should be done gradually. Pet Central Station is stocked with plenty of different food formulas so there’s sure to be one that’s right for your best pal.
Tips for Transitioning Food
MAKE IT A GRADUAL PROCESS
Giving your pet too much of their new food formula too quickly can cause some friction. Slowly incorporate the new food with the old formula gradually over the course of 5-7 days.
WHAT IF THE OLD FOOD IS MAKING MY DOG SICK?
While switching “cold turkey” is not the preferred option, sometimes it’s necessary if your old food brand has been making your pet sick or they refuse to eat it. If you decide to suddenly switch your pet’s food, make sure they “fast” for one meal before switching. Simply skip their first meal of the day to ensure the new food doesn’t mix poorly with the old food, causing a greater disruption. Then, start with a small portion of the new food to see how your pet reacts.
WATCH FOR NEGATIVE SIGNS
Make sure to keep a close eye on your pet when switching their food formula. If symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea take place and persist, contact your veterinarian immediately.