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Switching back to TOTW

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:09 am
by jbey11
Im going back to using TOTW. Should slowly mix with her old food or can I just feed it to her normally?

Re: Switching back to TOTW

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:01 pm
by Ilovethepits
Usually recommended to mix it until the old food is gone. I suppose it depends on how she tolerates food changes.

Re: Switching back to TOTW

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:15 pm
by jbey11
She does good with food changes. Im changing from diamond naturals

Re: Switching back to TOTW

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:27 pm
by Ilovethepits
If it was me and my dog I'd probably try 1/2 and 1/2 for a week and then 1/4 and 3/4 (TOTW) until the old food is gone.

I have switched my dogs between foods but of the same brand/protein source quicker than that but one of my dogs has a sensitive tummy and sometimes it will cause her to have soft stools.

If you don't have that much of the old food then maybe you can just use your best judgement and see how the stools come out and that she doesn't seem to feel ill.

I'm sure you don't want to go out and buy another bag of the old food just for the switch-over and I can't blame you for that.

Re: Switching back to TOTW

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:40 pm
by jbey11
I still have plenty of the old dog food left. I pick up after her when she's done so I always keep an eye on her stool.

Re: Switching back to TOTW

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:05 am
by HappyPuppy
My Ruby has an iron gut, so all I have ever done is 50/50 for awhile till 'the mix' runs out, which can be 3+ weeks depending on how much is left of the old bag when I buy a new bag.... I've been 'thinking' about going back to TOTW (from Costco's Kirlkand food) but if I do anything I want it to be a change away from not within the Diamond line.... Grrrr - can't decide!

Re: Switching back to TOTW

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:14 pm
by jbey11
well this is day 3 of the mix. I feed her 3 times a day twice kibble and once raw and her poop is still solid. doesnt seem like its doing any harm. (knocks on wood)

Re: Switching back to TOTW

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:21 am
by Ilovethepits
jbey11 wrote:well this is day 3 of the mix. I feed her 3 times a day twice kibble and once raw and her poop is still solid. doesnt seem like its doing any harm. (knocks on wood)


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