Search
Tips for Transitioning Your Pet to a New Food

Tips for Transitioning Your Pet to a New Food

Share:

Transitioning your pet to a new food can be a delicate process, but it’s crucial for their health and well-being. Whether you’re addressing dietary needs or allergies or simply switching to a more appetizing or higher-quality brand, a smooth transition ensures your pet’s digestive system adapts without any issues.

This guide will help you make the switch smoothly.

Tips for Transitioning Your Pet to a New Food 2

Understanding the Need for Transition

Switching your pet’s food abruptly can lead to digestive upset, including vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. A gradual transition helps prevent these issues and allows your pet’s digestive system to adjust to the new food’s different ingredients and nutritional profile.


If your pet is experiencing food allergies or has experienced a change in dietary requirements, it might be time to switch to a new food. In other cases, some pets simply don’t find a pet food palatable, and switching brands or flavours may help entice your dog to eat. 


Steps to Transition Your Pet to a New Food

Gradual Transition Plan

The key to a successful transition is a gradual change over 7-10 days.

  • Days 1-2: Mix 25% new food with 75% of your pet’s current food.
  • Days 3-4: Mix 50% new food with 50% of your pet’s current food.
  • Days 5-6: Mix 75% new food with 25% of your pet’s current food.
  • Day 7 onwards: Feed 100% new food.

 

This slow introduction helps your pet’s digestive system adapt without causing any disruptions.

Tips for Transitioning Your Pet to a New Food 3 - Rollover Premium Pet Food

Monitoring Your Pet’s Reaction


During the transition, observe your pet closely. 

Pay attention to their stool consistency, appetite, and energy levels. Minor changes are normal, but significant issues like persistent diarrhea or vomiting should prompt a consultation with your veterinarian.


Tips for a Smooth Transition


Consistency is key. Feed your pet at the same time each day and ensure their feeding environment is calm and stress-free.

Consider a switch to Rollover


Rollover’s commitment to high-quality ingredients sets us apart. Our products include natural, whole ingredients that cater to a dog’s dietary needs. Our dog food comes in several flavors, and we even have wheat free option for sensitive pets. 

Many Rollover customers have praised our products for palability. We’ve won over many a picky eater!

Rollover’s semi-soft dog food can be used as a meal topper or a complete diet. You can determine what’s right for your pet!

Following a gradual transition plan and closely monitoring your pet can ensure a smooth switch to Rollover’s range. The benefits of high-quality, natural ingredients will soon be evident in your pet’s improved health and happiness!

Related Articles

Rollover Pet Focus - Molly the Shih Tzu
Rollover Pet Food

Rollover Pet Focus: Molly the Shih Tzu

This month’s pet focus: Molly, a 6-Year-Old Shih Tzu Shih Tzus are charming and affectionate dogs with luxurious coats and lively personalities. Molly, a true “princess,” prefers drinking from a cup and enjoys stroller rides. Despite her picky eating habits, she loves Rollover’s Beef and Spinach Functional Dog Food, rich in protein and essential vitamins. Molly also enjoys Rollover’s Gourmet Crunchy Biscuits, which help support her oral health.

Decoding Pet Food Labels - A Comprehensive Guide for Pet Owners
Rollover Pet Food

Decoding Pet Food Labels: A Comprehensive Guide for Pet Owners

Decoding Pet Food Labels: A Guide for Pet Owners helps you navigate pet food labels with confidence. Learn about mandatory label components, decipher ingredient lists, and prioritize nutritional balance and transparent sourcing. Discover trusted brands like Rollover for high-quality pet food. Ensure your pet’s well-being by making informed choices based on label insights and quality ingredients.

The Essential Guide to Canine Nutrition - Embracing Healthy Habits
Rollover Pet Food

The Essential Guide to Canine Nutrition: Embracing Healthy Habits

The Essential Guide to Canine Nutrition: Embracing Healthy Habits provides an overview of the nutritional needs of dogs, emphasizing the importance of a balanced diet. It addresses common misconceptions, such as the belief that grain-free diets are inherently healthier, and stresses the benefits of whole foods and minimally processed ingredients. The guide also offers practical tips for dog owners, including the importance of consulting with a veterinarian to create a balanced diet tailored to their dog’s specific needs.

Rollover Pet Focus - Gunner the Velcro Vizsla
Rollover Pet Food

Rollover Pet Focus: Gunner the Velcro Vizsla

Meet Gunner, a 4-year-old Vizsla, our pet focus this month! Vizslas, originally Hungarian hunting companions, are known for their sleek rust-colored coat, floppy ears, and playful nature. Gunner, a “velcro dog,” enjoys active adventures like hiking, fetch, and even listening for the cheese drawer! Born with scoliosis, he embraces life with Rollover’s Premium Dog Food, particularly loving the chicken formula.

Preparing Your Pup for a New Baby - A Guide to a Smooth Transition - Rollover Pet Food Blog
Rollover Pet Food

Preparing Your Pup for a New Baby: A Guide to a Smooth Transition

Preparing your dog for a new baby requires understanding their needs, making gradual adjustments, and reinforcing positive behaviours. Investing time and effort into this process will foster a harmonious environment where your dog and your new little one can thrive. Here are some tips to prepare you for a smooth transition.

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website by analyzing anonymized traffic.

Read more about how we use cookies in our Privacy Policy.