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Rotating Foods

just a reminder that rotating foods is quite beneficial and maybe just maybe your dog will love you more. One word of caution. Try to stick to the common protein sources rather than the exotic things like rabbit lamb venison and such. If you expose your dog to all of the exotic commercial foods out there, you will have trouble finding a replacement should your dog develop and allergy or food intolerance to one of them. Here's s the article Dr. Jean Dodds' Pet Health Resource Blog | Food Transitioning versus Food Rotating: What is...
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Sabine " There's no rule that says you have to, or should, rotate precisely every 3 months.

I don't recommend it at all for dogs who have issues transitioning to different food in the first place. For them it's best to stick with what works.

But 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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With what I keep seeing on news stories and reading the internet I'm nervous about any food anymore. I'm never quite sure what's safe and sometimes people find out to late.

So far we're sticking with what the breeder was feeding Rocky. (Royal Canin)

Our last dog died from 4 cancerous growths that they didn't know what caused. He loved Snasusages and had 2 a day. After he died we saw them on a list of foods that cause cancer in dogs. I have no idea if they were a problem but just can't get it out of my mind.
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My research about dry kibble (and big manufacturers of it) really turned me off of feeding it to my Hav. When Emmie was a puppy I fed her air dried raw food and always alternated the proteins . Now I feed her frozen raw food that I defrost (Darwin's) and I cycle through 3-4 different proteins every few days. She's never had a problem with food transitions and seems to enjoy the variety.

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