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Changing Food

I have read several articles about how changing food is a good thing for dogs. I never knew this. On the contrary, I was told to get a good food and stick with it. Now there is literature about changing food frequently. Does anyone have knowledge of this? I feed dry kibble. I wouldn't mind doing this. I think Sofie has a cast iron stomach. She has ingested outdoor bugs, twigs, weeds and I don't know what all with no vomiting or diarrhea!
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yes it's a good idea to rotate between two or three quality foods with a different protein source every three months ,IF , IF YOU DOG HANDLES IT WELL. since AAFCO only really mandates that foods meet minimum levels of specified nutrients, they can vary tremendously from product to product, and rotating can help average that out over time.

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what three do you guys recommend?


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You can stay with one brand but just switch protein sources. Fromm makes it easy because you don't need to transition slowly. Acana is also great. Orijens and earthborn too

No ingredients from china and great ingredient for dry kibble





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You can check out www.dogfoodadvisor.com. Lots of good articles there, including how to choose a good dog food.

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Thanks, y'all. Tippi eats a brand called Merrick, but I'll investigate these others!


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Merrick had had a lot of recalls so I stopped trusting them....





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You can stay with one brand but just switch protein sources. Fromm makes it easy because you don't need to transition slowly. Acana is also great. Orijens and earthborn too

No ingredients from china and great ingredient for dry kibble
That's what we are doing for Buddha. We are going with Primal raw frozen nuggets. His treats will be Primal too. We'll switch between the different protein sources but stay with that brand.
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That's what we are doing for Buddha. We are going with Primal raw frozen nuggets. His treats will be Primal too. We'll switch between the different protein sources but stay with that brand.
good move, can't get much better.

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That's what we are doing for Buddha. We are going with Primal raw frozen nuggets. His treats will be Primal too. We'll switch between the different protein sources but stay with that brand.
I've been feeding Fred the primal for a month now. He was on it most of his life except for the past year. I decided to go back to it because he had skin allergies. He had raw raw spots and also dry scaly patches. All the red patches are gone and most of the dry patches are better. I'm crossing my fingers that the food and going grainless on everything including treats, is what helped!! I do love the primal. His poops are so itty bitty!!! Once I run out of their old food, scuds and Bella will transition too.





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