Changing a Dog Food

 When changing a dog's wet food diet from one brand or type to another, it's essential to transition gradually to avoid digestive upset. Here's a step-by-step guide tailored for UK pet owners:

Day 1-3

  • Mix approximately 75% of the current wet food with 25% of the new wet food in each meal.

  • Observe your dog for any signs of digestive discomfort or allergies (e.g., diarrhoea, vomiting, itching).

Day 4-6

  • Adjust the mix to about 50% current wet food and 50% new wet food.

  • Continue observing your dog's reaction to the new food, paying close attention to their stools, energy levels, and any signs of discomfort.

Day 7-9

  • Increase the new wet food portion to 75%, reducing the current food to 25%.

  • Monitor closely for any adverse reactions, changes in appetite, or behaviour.

Day 10

  • Switch completely to the new wet food, providing 100% of the new diet.

  • Keep monitoring your dog over the next few weeks for any long-term reactions or changes in their health.

Additional Tips:

  • Hydration: Ensure your dog has constant access to fresh water, especially important during a diet change.

  • Quality: Choose a high-quality new wet food that meets your dog's nutritional needs, considering their age, size, and health conditions.

  • Consult a Vet: If your dog has specific dietary needs or if you notice any adverse reactions during the transition, consult your vet for advice.

  • Patience and Consistency: Some dogs may take longer to adjust to new foods. Maintain a consistent feeding schedule and be patient.

By following these steps, you can help ensure a smooth transition to a new wet food diet for your dog, minimising the risk of digestive issues and helping your pet adjust comfortably to their new diet.