Monday, September 29, 2014

Transitioning Your Dog to a New Food | #PawNatural Canine PowerFood

This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the NEW Canine PowerFood, but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Only Natural Pet is not responsible for the content of this article. 

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! 

22 comments:

  1. Love the heart pic. Nice one. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly, It is kind of hard making a heart out of kibble...

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  2. My dogs will eat anything if it's got a good smell. Though Lilah has been a bit picky in the past.

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

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  3. Two of our English Shepherds would probably eat anything and never have any problems with a change in diet. The other English Shepherd is a bit more picky and would have to be slowly changed over to a new food. A nice reminder that change in their diet should be done slowly.

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    1. Our dog also handles diet changes very well... which is good since she likes to sneak things in there that she shouldn't have!

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  4. Awesome post! My dogs are used to changing foods frequently and have never had any issues with it.

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  5. We cannot participate in the "new food club" unfortunately! Harley has one of those tummies that once we got a good thing going, things are best if we stay where we are. I used to feel sorry for him, but over the years I've learned to add veggies, fruits and occasionally other yummy snacks to make it a little different. I like the transition chart - very helpful for many new pet parents out there. Thanks Ann

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    1. I saw that - poor Harley :( It's not necessarily a bad thing though.

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  6. That is a great guide!!!
    My huskies have always been good with transition. I do it properly, but still have never seen any problems with them.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  7. Awesome info! We have been able to transition our pets food. Our pups don't have super sensitive tummies and as long as you follow the transition period, most dogs should be ok. Thanks for sharing and happy Monday! Bets & Co at Sweet. Dog. Life.

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  8. We agree, it is wise to take it nice and easy!

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  9. Thanks for trying our new Canine PowerFood! We are super excited about it we are glad Shiner got a chance to try it! We LOVE the heart picture!! -Only Natural Pet Marketing Team!

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    1. Thank you! It was our pleasure to give it a try and we really like it (especially the dog) ;)

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  10. Very good post ! Mom is adviser for ANiFiT food (Swiss natural high quality food for dogs and cats), and she has exactly the same advice as you for food transition ! Purrs

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    1. Oh really? I did not know that about your mom, very cool!

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  11. We always wonder about foods for all life stages too.

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  12. If they took out the peas and beans it sounds like I’d like that food too. Heh heh. Good info.

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    1. MOL... maybe cats are next on the list CK.

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  13. I'm very thankful for Honey's strong tummy. But I have found that transitioning between one high-quality food and another makes the difference. I think that even the most adaptable dog will experience upset when you move from one mediocre food to another.

    Honey also adapted quickly to the Only Natural Pet food. But I was amazed to find she liked it as much as her current soft food.

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    1. That's a really good point Pamela. Thanks for pointing that out. Glad Honey liked this food too!

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  14. Great review, love the pics! Miley is loving hers and transitioned quite well!

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