Sitewide
You are here: myPetSmart.com > Pet Care Library > Articles > How To Change Your Pets Diet

How to Change Your Pet's Diet

PetSmart "Small Animal Clinical Nutrition" 4th edition, Hand, Thatcher, Remillard, Roudebush, ©2000 Mark Morris Institute

0
Your rating: None

If you have decided to change your pet's diet, feed your pet a combination of the new and old food over a 10-day period to get them used to the new texture and smell. Abrupt changes to a pet's diet can trigger diarrhea and other intestinal upsets, especially if your pet has a sensitive stomach, so be deliberate and consistent in how you do it.

If you have decided to change your pet's diet, feed your pet a combination of the new and old food over a 10-day period to get them used to the new texture and smell. Abrupt changes to a pet's diet can trigger diarrhea and other intestinal upsets, especially if your pet has a sensitive stomach, so be deliberate and consistent in how you do it.

On the first day, feed your pet 90 percent old pet food, 10 percent new food; continue on the second day with 80 percent old food, 20 percent new food and so on. At the end of the 10-day period, your pet should be fully transitioned to the new pet food.

As always, consult your veterinarian on the nutritional needs of your pet.

The information used in this report is approved by PetSmart nutritionists and vet experts.

Information from "Small Animal Clinical Nutrition," 4th Edition, Hand, Thatcher, Remillard, Roudebush, Copyright 2000 by Mark Morris Institute was used in this report.

Click the paws to add your rating:

0
Your rating: None

Comments

03 Nov 2010 1:44 pm

justsomeguy said:

Great advice!

You must be a registered user to post comments.

Sign up › or Sign In ›

Sale prices valid in stores and online March 31 - April 27, 2014 unless otherwise noted. In store and online prices may vary. PetPerks® Membership required for most discounts in store.

Any discount or special offer on this website, including PetPerks offers, are not valid in Puerto Rico unless an offer specifically includes Puerto Rico.

Cualquier descuento u oferta especial en esta página, incluyendo las ofertas de PetPerks, no son válidas en Puerto Rico a menos que alguna oferta en específico indique lo contrario.