Switching Pet Foods 101

Switching Pet Foods 101: How to Transition

Switching Pet Foods 101

Food for Every Stage of Life

There are many reasons to switch pet foods, including changes in your pet’s healthy, activity levels, age, or behavior. Just like people, pets have different nutritional requirements at different stages of life. A puppy or kitten’s needs are vastly different from that of an adult dog or cat. The same holds true for your senior pet, who may have difficulty digesting what was easier to digest as a younger pet.

 

Making a Pet Food Switch

There are other reasons for switching pet foods, however. Maybe you want to try a new formula, such as ingredient or brand preferences (GNH has a variety of high-quality pet food brands available, such as Taste of the Wild and Blue Buffalo).

According to the Taste of the Wild blog, it’s important to note that if your pet suddenly stops “enjoying” his current food, you should consult your veterinarian before making a switch. If your pet is sick, it can actually do more harm to change his or her diet before the illness itself is resolved.

The Importance of Feeding your Dog or Cat a Well-Balanced Diet

We know what is good and bad for own diets, but what about feeding your dog or cat a well-balanced diet?

Our cats and dogs are our family members, and with that they should be fed quality, well-balanced food that nourishes them. Quality food will:

  • keep your pet’s coat shiny and sleek
  • strengthen his or her immune system
  • and keep his or her digestive system working properly

The best pet foods have real animal proteins as the very first ingredient such as venison, turkey, whitefish, or another type of meat, poultry, or fish. Taste of the Wild pet food uses the highest quality grain-free formulas that are based on their ancestral diet. Here are some main ingredients that you will find in our pet formulas and how your pet benefits from them: