Food transition for Dogs

All food changes, from ingredients to the diet (even within a brand !) is a food transition.

Why transition ?

• Gradually adapting a dog's intestinal flora or reducing digestive disorder due to a brutal diet change (gases, diarrhea) because a dog's digestive tract is used to the formulation of a single nutrient.

• Most dogs easily accept food changes in a few days. But some need time to transition and accept a new ingredient or nutrient.

So, how do I do it ?

Most of the time, you just need to mix half of the usual food's daily amount with half of the new one's and give this mix at each meal for 4 to 7 days. 

You might also want to give the mix 2 to 3 times a day rather than half in the morning and half in the evening.

Must I always do a mix the two types of food ?

If my dog is on a mixed diet (kibble an/or humid + home made), must I also mix everything ? 

Or can I give ,for example,  kibble the morning. and home made in the evening ?

>If your dog is used to this type of diet, yes.

>If your dog has been used to only home made for a long time, we advise you transition the diet by mixing at each meal for a week and than feeding the kibble in the morning (with water sprayed on it) and the home made part in the evening. If it takes it well (no gases, no diarrhea...), you may proceed.

>Si votre chien est habitué depuis longtemps à une ration uniquement constituée de croquettes, je vous conseille de faire une transition moitié-moitié, en mélangeant à chaque repas, pendant une semaine, puis, d'essayer de denner la moitié croquettes le matin, en prenant soin de bien mouiller les croquettes, et la moitié ménagère le soir. S'il le tolère bien sur le plan digestif (pas de gaz, de ballonnement ou de diarrhée), vous pouvez continuer.

>Si votre chien mange une ration méangère, et que vous souhaitez varier la viande et le poisson, pas besoin de transition d'un jour à l'autre, les changements d'ingrédients d'une ration ménagère (viande, poisson, légume, féculent) peuvent se faire sans transition, pour peu que vous donniez bien avec huile de colza et Vit'i5, que l'huile ne soit pas chauffére ou xydée, que le féculent ne soit pas congelé/décongelé... tout ira bien.

Your dog is very sensitive

Some dogs are morre sensitive, the following method might be more adapted when it comes to changing diet :

Tips and Tricks

Depending on the situation, changing your dog's diet can end up being way more difficult than planned. We have a few tips for you...
- Add an ingredient your pet likes (meat juice...),
- Add warm or fresh water, depending on the season,
- Separate the amounts in more meals (if the daily amount is prepared in one time, serve one meal and put the rest back in the fridge).

Retrouvez l’ensemble des conseils pour une bonne transition alimentaire sur notre blog :