How to change your pet food:
Because our pets can often be sensitive to changes in their diet, try to make the transition as smooth as possible. A slow transition process will help your pet to digest the ingredients of the new brand more easily, by adjusting the enzymes in his or her digestive tract.
Start by mixing the new food with your usual type, then gradually increase the proportion over one week to ten days, until your dog is only eating the new food.
Add 1 part of the new food to 9 parts of your pet’s usual food.
Add 2 parts new to 8 parts of the old food.
Add 3 parts to 7 and so on until…
You are only feeding the new food.
Changing from wet food to dry
- If you switch from a wet to a dry food, your pet will chew it more actively, may take longer to eat and will certainly require more water. Dry foods can contain more energy than wet food so you will not need to provide as much food, volume-wise.
Changing from puppy to adult formulas
- Move puppies to an adult formula at approximately 12-24 months, depending on breed. Larger and giant breeds take far longer to mature.
- Don't be tempted to switch too soon.
Changing from adult to senior
- Dogs 7 years old and above (depending on breed) may be fed a specially formulated senior food, designed to provide the optimum balance of key nutrients.