Ready to start feeding your dog Purina® Pro Plan®? Here are some things to consider when making the transition.
SWITCHING DOG FOODS
Selecting a new food for your dog is an exciting step toward balanced health and happiness. It is also a time of transition.
BEFORE YOU START
Although you’ll be anxious to see the difference your new Purina® Pro Plan® food can make in your dog, please allow 7 – 10 days to ease the transition from his or her current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more of the new food until you’re feeding the new food exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid unnecessary upsets.
In the guide below, blue represents the amount of the new food you should be feeding, and beige represents the amount of the current food.
Introduce new food to your dog in small amounts, still primarily feeding him his or her old food. Measure the amount of new food that you’re adding in and make sure to remove an equal amount of your dog’s current food. (For example if you are adding in a 1/8 a cup of the new food, remove 1/8 a cup of the current food.)
Feed a little bit more of the new food to your dog each day, while continuing to remove the equivalent amount of the current food.
Continue adding in your dog’s new Purina® Pro Plan® food, and removing an equal amount of the current food. By now the new food should be making up the majority of your dog’s meal.
Continue increasing the amount of the new food and decreasing your dog’s former food until you are feeding the new food exclusively.
Following these basic guidelines will set you and your dog up for a positive transition to Purina® Pro Plan® and active and healthy life.