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    DefaultWhat to do when changing FLAVOR of food, not brand?

    If I wanted to change the food my pups eat from chicken to salmon, (same brand dog food just different flavor), do I need to gradually do it?

    Thanks in advance!
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    I've never had any problems switching between different flavors of the same food, but I suppose it would depend on how sensitive your dog's tummy is. I rotate flavors regularly and just finish one bag and start the next.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dek View Post
    I've never had any problems switching between different flavors of the same food, but I suppose it would depend on how sensitive your dog's tummy is. I rotate flavors regularly and just finish one bag and start the next.
    I have never had a problem switching flavors within the same brand either. Abbey gets tired of her food and starts to eat more slowly so I know it is time to switch favors. Then she hoovers down the new flavor.

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    Same here, no issue when within the same brand.

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    I am a daily rotation feeder-my girls get a different food at every meal.....but my girls have been on this rotation for 2 years now and they have no problems switching from one brand to another, from one flavor to another at each meal.
    BUT-where it is a completely different protein-I would do a somewhat slow switch the first time. Like 1/2 and 1/2 for a couple of days, then 3/4-1/4 for a couple of days, just to make sure.
    It's better to do it a little slowly than to have explosive diarrhea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javasmom View Post
    It's better to do it a little slowly than to have explosive diarrhea.
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    If it's a different protein entirely, I would switch over at least a week or two just to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenylynne View Post
    If I wanted to change the food my pups eat from chicken to salmon, (same brand dog food just different flavor), do I need to gradually do it?

    Thanks in advance!
    What are you currently feeding? Just curious because your doggies are stunning!

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    Thanks all! I will gradually switch. Not wanting to be up every hour taking pups out at night because of digestion issues!

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    What are you currently feeding? Just curious because your doggies are stunning!
    They are on a mix of Blue Buffalo and ProPlan. Noticing some dandruff in my black lab so I was going to go from chicken to salmon and see if it makes a difference.

    Your pup is beautiful as well!! What sweet face!
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    It depends on why I am changing. Usually only reason I change is because it is upsetting a gut so take them off the old one as soon as I get the new one. If it is other reason I use half and half. Uses the old bag up and get them used to the new stuff.

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