Changing your pet's diet

Adopters, Pet health

If your pet has been on a diet for a long time they will need to be weaned over to the new diet slowly in order to not cause stomach upset. Follow the steps below to introduce the new diet gradually. If the new diet causes looser or less formed stools (poos) than usual, then please go back a day and wean over a longer period of time.

Days 1 & 2

New diet graphic_75 and 25 per centAt all feeding times give 75% of current food and introduce 25% of the new food.

Biscuit example: If you give 40g biscuits per meal give 30g of current brand and 10g of the brand you are changing to.

Meat example: If you give 1 tin/sachet of meat per meal, give ¾ of the current brand and ¼ of the brand you are changing to.

 

Days 3 & 4

Diet change_50 50 percentAt all feeding times give 50% of current food and introduce 50% of the new food.

Biscuit example: If you give 40g biscuits per meat give 20g of current biscuits and 20g of the biscuit you are changing to.

Meat example: If you give 1 tin/sachet of meat per meal, give ½ of the current brand and ½ of the brand you are changing to.

 

Days 5 & 6

New diet_25 and 75 per centAt all feeding times give 25% of current food and introduce 75% of the new food.

Biscuit example: If you give 40g biscuits per meal give 10g of current brand and 30g of the brand you are changing to.

Meat example: If you give 1 tin/sachet of meat per meal, give ¼ of the current brand and ¾ of the brand you are changing to.

 

Day 7 onwards

New diet_100 per centAt all feeding times give 100% of the new food.

Biscuit example: If you give 40g biscuits per meal give 40g of the brand you are changing to.

Meat example: If you give 1 tin/sachet of meat per meal, give 1 tin of the brand you are changing to.

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