For many dogs, change can cause stress and affect their overall health. Changing your dog's food is no exception. Some dogs with sensitive stomachs might experience upset stomach if their food is changed too quickly. Fortunately, Shiner has never experienced any issues with diet changes. That is one of the reasons why she likes to try new foods occasionally.
This month, we were introduced to Only Natural Pet's new line of dog food - Canine PowerFood. The food comes in different flavors but we chose the Just Fish Feast formula. The first five ingredients in this food are Deboned Whitefish, Whitefish Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, and Garbanzo Beans. They also offer a Poultry Feast formula for all of you chicken lovers out there.
To make things easy for dog parents, Only Natural Pet includes an easy to follow transitioning guide on the label of their new Canine PowerFood. Transitiong your dog to a new food should be done over a 10 day period, according to Only Natural Pet. Slowly mix your dog's new food in with their old food. Here is a guide to follow during the transition:
- Days 1 - 3 - 25% of your dog's new food mixed with 75% of their old food.
- Days 4 - 6 - 50% of your dog's new food mixed with 50% of their old food.
- Days 7 - 9 - 75% of your dog's new food mixed with 25% of their old food.
- Day 10 - 100% of your dog's new food - you're good to go!
If your dog experiences any loose stool or upset stomach during the transition period, just extend the transition period to allow them more time to get used to the new dog food. We followed this guide during Shiner's transition to Only Natural Pet Canine PowerFood with no problems. In fact, I actually noticed a little more pep in her step when she began eating the Canine PowerFood.
Shiner has tried a different food by Only Natural Pet in the past and we were both very pleased with it. Only Natural Pet's Canine PowerFood was formulated by a holistic veterinarian and made in the USA. The food is a kibble and each piece is infused with PowerBoost - a blend of raw, freeze-dried super foods like green lipped mussels, sea cucumbers, probiotics, and pumpkin.
Only Natural Pet's Canine PowerFood is packed with protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. PowerFood also contains low-glycemic carbohydrates like garbanzo beans and lentils that won't spike your dog's blood sugar. Not to mention the inclusion of other fruits and vegetables that offer important vitamins and minerals. Canine PowerFood is corn, wheat, oat, and soy-free and made with gluten-free ingredients. It is an allergy friendly dog food, which is a good thing for us.
During our visit to the vet on Saturday, I asked Shiner's doctor about her new food. She is a good friend of mine and we trust her opinion. She gave us her approval on the dog food and liked that it was made in the USA and had probiotics in it. Although, she is not a fan of dog foods labeled for "all life stages". But since Shiner is not a puppy, the vet feels like this food is OK for her to eat.
Overall, we think that Only Natural Pet's new Canine PowerFood is a good dog food choice. We were able to try this new dog food before anyone else and it won't be available for sale until October 6th, 2014. You can purchase the Canine PowerFood from www.OnlyNaturalPet.com, www.Pet360.com, and www.petfooddirect.com.
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How does your dog handle dog food transitions? Let us know in the comments!