Introducing your pet to a new diet

dog cat eatingWhen changing your pet’s diet, do it gradually to avoid stomach upset, follow these simple steps to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for your pet.


-          Introduce your pet to the new diet gradually over 10-14 days


-          Begin by introducing about 10% of the new diet, mixed with 90% of the existing diet.


-          Gradually increase the proportions of the new diet each day until you are feeding all new diet. 

-          Feed only your pet's diet – don’t be tempted to introduce treats or human foods to encourage the pet.


-          If your pet is especially fussy or wary of his new diet, try introducing the food by hand as a treat to start with.


-          Remember to provide a bowl of fresh water at all times.


-          Speak to your vet or vet nurse if you need further help or advice about feeding your pet. 


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