Your puppy is growing every day. This means that changes in his health, activity level and weight are very important. You may change your puppy’s diet at times, be it due to increasing age, on the recommendation of your veterinarian, or perhaps just to try a new brand. Whatever the reason, changing your dog’s diet should be gradual.
Changing your dog’s food all together can also cause a number of gastrointestinal problems like vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. If you are planning to change their diet, the changes you make to the new diet should be very gradual so that your dog’s system has enough time to comfortably get used to the change without any discomfort. Could. And these changes should happen in 7-8 days. During this transition period, you should gradually incorporate the new food into your dog’s current diet.
1.Days 1 and 2: Mix 20% of the new diet with 80% of the old diet.
2.Days 3-5: Combine 50% of the new diet with 50% of the old diet.
3.Days 6 and 7: Add 75% of the new diet with 25% of the old diet.
4.Day 8: 100% new diet.
The switch above works for most dogs. But some dogs also have sensitive stomachs, food allergies or other gastrointestinal problems. In such cases, this change may take even longer. The key to an effective dietary change is monitoring your dog’s response. If your dog shows symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting or changes in his appetite at any time during the infection, it may mean you should proceed slowly. And if you feel that the infection is slowly progressing but your dog is still showing signs of discomfort, it is best to consult your veterinarian.