- Programs their taste, making a food change or introduction extremely difficult if a manufacturer changes flavoring or discontinues that food.
- Puts them at risk for over or under supplementation based on your pet’s digestion and absorption of select ingredients.
- Can set your pet up for a food intolerance - many pets develop hypersensitivity when continually exposed to the same protein or ingredient for extended periods of time.
If your pet has been on one food and only one food, start very slowly introducing a new option. Try a different protein within the same brand for several weeks. There may be some soft stools temporarily as your pet adjusts. If this goes on for an extended period of time stop and go back to the original food. Select another protein and try again until you are comfortable with the transition. Then venture to another brand with a similar formulation. Better yet, consider rotating with some home-prepared diets where you can infuse your love and care into the preparation.
For more information, talk with your holistic veterinarian or animal care practitioner experienced in using foods as a therapy and first line defense in health and wellness.
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