How to Change Your Dog's Food

Learn techniques for making dog food changes.

Abrupt changes in diet can result in gastrointestinal irritation for dogs. Abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea are common occurrences when a dog's food is changed quickly.

Of course, sometimes it's necessary to change your dog's food type, either because they've advanced to a new life stage or for some other reason. Luckily, you may be able to minimize GI distress from the diet change. Follow these steps if you need to change the type of food your dog eats.

If at any point in the process, your dog shows signs of GI upset, go back to the previous step and move forward more slowly.

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