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Transition to Wellness Simple Solutions

I am transitioning Sergio from Purina Pro Plan Chicken and Rice puppy kibble to Wellness Simple Solutions Salmon and Rice. I want to mix dry kibble with wet.



I know to add the new food to the current food a little at a time over 7 days. So far the smell of the kibble isn't awful. The wet food smells like tuna fish.

Sergio was begging for the new kibble when he tasted a few pieces. He gobbled up a taste of the wet.

I hope he transitions to Wellness without a loose stool or bad gas. Wish us luck.

He weighs about 11 pounds.

405 calories in a cup of the dry kibble, and 471 calories per 12 ounces can of wet. Feeding guidelines on the package call for 1 cup of dry per day, but minus 1/3 of a cup for every 6 ounces of wet.

I am confused about how much to feed Sergio when mixing dry and wet. I currently feed him about a 1/2 cup dry kibble 2x a day but not sure of the calories.

Any suggestions on feeding guidelines?
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yeah that sounds like a lot of calories. Theoretically you simply add calories from a and b together. How old is your dog.? Best option , get rid of the kibble and feed canned only. Much healthier. I would ask Sabine but I take advantage of her free advice now. If you really want to learn the best food and other additives get a consultation from her. Very reasonably priced. I highly recommend her.

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I just bought and received the Wellness Simple Solutions dry kibble and canned. I was under the impression kibble was better for a dog's teeth.

Sergio likes the taste so far of the Wellness.

If anyone here uses Wellness, and you could recommend feeding guidelines for my 11 lbs dog to mix dry and wet, I'd appreciate it.
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I just bought and received the Wellness Simple Solutions dry kibble and canned. I was under the impression kibble was better for a dog's teeth.

Sergio likes the taste so far of the Wellness.

If anyone here uses Wellness, and you could recommend feeding guidelines for my 11 lbs dog to mix dry and wet, I'd appreciate it.
As far as kibble better for teeth, no false. here's an article. http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/choosi...cleaner-teeth/ Feeding guidelines depend on age and activity levels.

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I learned how to brush Sergio's teeth yesterday so will start doing that daily. Sergio is 2, and I don't know how to measure his activity level. We take at least 4 short walks and a longer 30 to 45 minute walk a day, plus his RLH.
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Holy Cow! 5 walks a DAY!? dang... DON'T tell Tillie... shhhhhhh....

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Good stuff with the brushing and walks. I still wouldn' t hazzard a guess on the calories. I know how many Molly is supposed to have.

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By "walk" I just mean down the hall, down the elevator, and "outside." 3x a day. 1 longer "walk."

I have enough cans to feed him just that and use the kibble for treats. He's really tired of his current kibble.
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I feed my Hav Wellness Simple also! I did a consult with Sabine and she recommended this food for my dog who has a very sensitive GI system. My dog is weighs approx 8.5 pounds and it was suggested that I feed her a total of 6.8 ounces of canned Wellness Simple per day. I also do some supplementing, as per Sabine's recommendations, which adds some additional calories to her diet. My baby is 1 year old and does great on this food. I started with the Lamb & Rice and also rotate in the Salmon and Rice. In my opinion, the Lamb and Rice has a less offensive odor. I don't do any kibble and my girl is happy and healthy and has good teeth! Good luck.

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I feed my Hav Wellness Simple also! I did a consult with Sabine and she recommended this food for my dog who has a very sensitive GI system. My dog is weighs approx 8.5 pounds and it was suggested that I feed her a total of 6.8 ounces of canned Wellness Simple per day. I also do some supplementing, as per Sabine's recommendations, which adds some additional calories to her diet. My baby is 1 year old and does great on this food. I started with the Lamb & Rice and also rotate in the Salmon and Rice. In my opinion, the Lamb and Rice has a less offensive odor. I don't do any kibble and my girl is happy and healthy and has good teeth! Good luck.
Great stuff Cindy.

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