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    Defaultswitching dog food..

    hey guys,Iím just wondering how the proper way of switching dog food is. Is it true that I must not feed my pup for one whole day and then the next day, i'l serve her the new food???

    thnx and God bless!

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    DefaultRe: switching dog food..

    With pups it is better to introduce the new food slowly by mixing the new with the old. Any sudden change can upset their digestive systems. I think I switched food by adding 25%, then 50%, then 75% over a period of a week to give them time to adjust.

    Is it true that I must not feed my pup for one whole day and then the next day, i'l serve her the new food???
    I've never heard of this method. I guess its so the pup has a detox but its not really necessary, IMO. Plus its not very nice to not feed a hungry Labrador for a full day!

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    i see.. thx a lot..

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    DefaultRe: switching dog food..

    The most common protocol for switching puppy foods that I'm aware of is to feed 3 parts of the old food to one part of the new food for 3-4 days.

    Then go to 2:2 for the same time.

    Then go to 1:3 for the same time.

    Then all new.

    I hope you're feeding your pup a Large Breed Puppy food. That's what canine nutritional scientests recommend.
    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    DefaultRe: switching dog food..

    ok, im switching from Purina Hi Pro to PetOne... is Petone good for labs???

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    is Petone good for labs???
    I've never heard of it. I tried looking it up but all I got was a place in New Zealand called Petone.

    Does it have a website?

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    DefaultRe: switching dog food..

    it's Purina PetONE.. im not quite sure...

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    DefaultRe: switching dog food..

    I believe its Purina ONE. http://www.purinaone.com



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    DefaultRe: switching dog food..

    i see. thnx guys..

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