ASK-THE-VET: HOW DO I TRANSITION MY DOG OR CAT TO A NEW FOOD?

Q: How do I transition my dog or cat to a new food?

A: Most pets require 7-10 days to adjust to a new food because their intestinal tracts contain unique bacteria and enzymes that need to adapt to the proper digestion of a new food. It is recommended that dogs and cats eat a combination of dry and canned food every day. Their bodies are made of 75% water and they rarely drink enough water to support excellent hydration and organ function. I recommend that 25 to 50% of their daily calories come from canned food. You can feed it all at one time during the day or break it up into 2 meals…whatever is easiest for you.

Follow these guidelines for either dry, canned or preferably a combination of Halo food*:

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One Response to ASK-THE-VET: HOW DO I TRANSITION MY DOG OR CAT TO A NEW FOOD?

  1. Hannah says:

    Very good tip and info. May I ask how about transition from dog processed food into raw food?

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