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Old 09-06-2012, 02:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by KMdogs View Post
Well it usually takes a few weeks to a few months for allergic reactions to happen if in the event she is allergic to chicken or any ingredient. The trial size wont be long enough to truly know anything.

As to switching over, the generalized accepted approach is 25% new 75% old for a few days, then 50 - 50, 75 - 25 then after 7 - 10 days you are on 100% new food.

However, all dogs are different and when switching from a lower quality to a higher quality, you can just do a "cold switch" even though most don't recommend it because it is less harsh on the digestive track and stomach..

However being that young, i would probably just do either the "recommended" methods or do 50 - 50 for a few days, 75 - 50 for a few days and by sunday 100% on Orijen.

Whatever your comfortable with really.
I figured if she cold switched from Authority? which the guy I got her from fed her to Iams the first night I got her (cuz Target was only place open) and then totw the day after and her stool was always firm no diarrhea at all, she can do the 50/50 so I did 1/3 cup of totw and lil less than 1/3 cup of the orijen now so I'll see how her stool is tonight. She gobbled it all down as usual lol. I guess I'll be returning the 15 lb totw puppy my mom bought (unopened). tysm for all the info! I had a feeling totw didn't have enough protein and that there could be something better for her out there besides raw!
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