As a dog or cat owner, picking the right food for your furry friend can be a challenge. With so many different brands and flavours on the market, it’s no wonder pet owners often feel confused and overwhelmed. Owners often ask us about the best way to switch flavours between Taste of the Wild food. In this blog post, we’ll explore exactly what you need to know about switching flavours in your best friend’s diet.
Why Consider Switching Flavours
Before we dive into the process of switching flavours, it’s important to understand why you might want to do so. Firstly, it’s important to keep things interesting for your animal. They might just get bored of eating the same thing every day and would appreciate some variety in their diet. Secondly, if they’ve been eating the same flavour for a long time, their taste buds might have become acclimatised, and they may not enjoy the food as they used to. Switching to a different flavour will give their taste buds a new experience, which can encourage them to eat more.
Picky Eaters? Switch it up!
If you have a picky eater at home, then alternating flavours of their favourite Taste of the Wild food may just be the trick you need. A switch-up may entice them to eat more and as a result, keep them healthy. Keep in mind that overly picky eaters should be examined by a veterinarian to ensure there isn’t an underlying condition that caused their intolerance for certain foods.
Switching Flavours Slowly
When switching flavours, do so gradually as abrupt changes in diet can lead to tummy upsets. Transitioning should be done over a period of 7 to 10 days, with a slow increase in the new food and an equally slow decrease in the old food. Start by adding just 25% of the new Taste of the Wild flavour to your dog or cat’s usual meal, with 75% of the old flavour. Gradually, increase the proportion of new food until you are feeding only the new food. By doing this, you give your dog’s digestive system enough time to adapt to the new flavour.
Keeping The Nutritional Balance
If you are planning to switch flavours of Taste of the Wild, it’s crucial to ensure that the nutritional balance of your pet’s diet remains the same. The ingredients in different flavours of Taste of the Wild may vary, and therefore, so do the nutritional values. Before you switch flavours, check the nutrient content on the label of both foods and ensure that your pet’s daily nutritional requirements will still be fulfilled.
If In Doubt, Consult Your Vet
If your pet is suffering from any medical condition or is on a special diet, it’s essential to seek guidance from your veterinarian before making any changes to their diet. Specific medical conditions may require your dog to stick to a particular type of food, and a sudden change of flavour can cause unexpected reactions that may worsen the condition. As always, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
All Taste of the Wild products are formulated to meet your pet’s specific needs. To do so, we use a variety of ingredients to optimize the health benefits of each formula such as Garbanzo Beans, Berries and Tomatoes. Real ingredients, no grains coupled with an array of delicious and unique meat flavours such as salmon, venison and duck mean that your pet is getting all the nutrients it needs in a delicious package.
So, switching to a different flavour may make your pet’s diet a little more exciting knowing that they will enjoy the flavour variety, and you can rest assured that it will be providing all the health benefits your dog or cat needs. Remember to make the transition slowly over 7-10 days, check to see that the new flavour has the right nutritional content as the old, and speak to your vet if you’re unsure, especially if your pet has any medical conditions. With careful attention, switching flavours between Taste of the Wild food can be an easy, successful process, and one we know your pet will love!