Switching your pet’s food directions

Instructions for Changing food in Dogs or Cats

Mix the two types of food gradually!

Day 1&2: Feed your pet the same amount as before. ¾ of this amount should be the old diet and ¼ of this amount should be the new diet.

Day 3&4: Feed your pet the same amount as before. Mix this amount with half of the old diet and half of the new diet.

Day 5&6: Feed your pet the same amount as before. ¼ of this amount should be the old diet and ¾ of this amount should be the new diet.

Day 7: Feed your pet 100% of their normal amount of food with the new diet.

If your pet develops loose stools, diarrhea, or diminished appetite, then decrease the amount of new food fed to the previous mixture (for example, from 50/50 to 75/25) until the symptoms have resolved. After the symptoms have been resolved for 48 hours, then increase the amount of new food fed. If symptoms are not improved in 2 days, please contact your veterinarian for further instructions.