At some point, you may need to change your dog’s diet and the best way to do this to reduce the likelihood of a tummy upset, is slowly!
A gradual transition will give your dog (and their stomach) a chance to adjust to the new food and should take around 7-10 days to complete. However, if you know your pet has a sensitive stomach this time frame should be extended.
Here’s a guide to help
Days 1 to 2: Feed 3/4 of the normal amount of current food and add 1/4 of the new food.
Days 3 to 4: Serve half the current food and half the new food.
Days 5 to 7: Feed 3/4 of the new food and 1/4 the previous food.
Days 8 to 10: Serve only the new food.
If your dog isn’t adjusting to the new food or experiences any digestive upsets, you can try extending the transition over a few more days or get in touch with your vet for advice. They may suggest a different diet or even adding a probiotic to support the gut through the change.