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Would it be OK if I switched my dog's food every now and then?

Would it be OK if I switched my dog's food every now and then? Topic: Would it be OK if I switched my dog's food every now and then?
June 16, 2019 / By Glenn
Question: I plan to feed my dog rice w/ some vegetables, and then feed him dog food tomorrow. Would that be okay, or would it make him sick? [BTW, my puppy is a Japanese Chin] yes i kno. im only buying the "quality" food as in artemis, canidae, california natural, etc no purina, science diet, eukanuba, etc
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Douglas Douglas | 7 days ago
Find a food that has several varieties of one type. Take timberwolf organics: they have about 9 formulas, each with the same base. You then can change the food but stay in the line of foods, therefore reducing the chance the dogs digestive track will be bothered. You can feed rice with veggies one day, then dog food on another. UNLESS your dog gets the runs, there is no problem!
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Douglas Originally Answered: Would it be OK if I switched my dog's food every now and then?
Find a food that has several varieties of one type. Take timberwolf organics: they have about 9 formulas, each with the same base. You then can change the food but stay in the line of foods, therefore reducing the chance the dogs digestive track will be bothered. You can feed rice with veggies one day, then dog food on another. UNLESS your dog gets the runs, there is no problem!

Brenton Brenton
Yeah that would be fine. But make sure it is the same brand. It's like switching foods from time to time. I do that to my dog and she even eats people food, she hasnt changed one bit
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Ahearn Ahearn
if you want to add to his diet, it would be better to mix the rice and veggies with his dog food. - in smaller portions. dogs are used to and require the same diet every day to prevent diarrhea and an upset stomach.
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Sunny Sunny
Try not to change the diet too much. If you are changing foods, put a little bit more of the new food into the old food until you have fully gone to the new food. DO NOT BUY IAMS!!!! THEY TEST ON ANIMALS!!!!!
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Raelene Raelene
your not supposed to change the food like that... it makes them sick and messes with there system... if you wanna change there food do it gradually.. you can mix it... and eventually keep adding more of the food you want your dog to eat... and it will ween them off of the other food... good luck
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Melle Melle
i wouldnt switch off every other day with that. either mix them or pick one and stick with it for a few months and then rotate them
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Melle Originally Answered: For anyone who just switched to whole milk or if you remember when you did?
At one year of age my son switched to whole milk and ate a healthy, balanced diet. Your daughter should be getting all the nutrients/vitamins through her food. If you still feel worried, consult her Pediatrician as they might suggest a chewable vitamin. This is my son's normal meal plan: Breakfast: Oatmeal (made with milk), side of fruit like blueberries, strawberries, bananas; whole milk Scrambled egg (made with milk) (add a veggie if you want), side of fruit, half of whole wheat toast, whole milk Cheerios, bowl of yogurt, side of fruit, whole milk Lunch: Grilled cheese on whole wheat toast (cut into strips), green peas, side of fruit like peaches, pears, oranges, melon; milk (unless he finished all at breakfast then he can have watered down juice or water) Vegetable Soup (homemade), whole wheat ritz crackers/unsalted saltines, side of fruit, milk/juice Tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat, corn, side of fruit, milk/juice Dinner: Spaghetti (whole wheat pasta in kid friendly sizes), green beans, whole milk Grilled chicken, brown rice, green peas, whole milk Homemade chicken nuggets, baked sweet potato fries, sauteed spinach, whole milk Snacks: Applesauce, cottage cheese, fruit, soft veggie to dip in yogurt/mayo mixture, whole wheat toast, pieces of cheese, yogurt with fruit or granola, boiled egg, fruit smoothie.

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