How to transition my dog to your meals for the first time?
As with switching to any new brand of food, the diet should be introduced slowly. Start by mixing 1/5 (for pets more prone to tummy issues) or 1/3 (for pets who can tolerate most new meals) of The Grateful Pet into your buddy’s existing food.
Looser stools and/or mild diarrhoea may happen to your dog depending on how rapidly the dietary transition is made. A longer, more gradual transition period is highly recommended for dogs with more sensitive stomachs.
For pets more prone to tummy issues
Days 1-3, serve 25% of new food mixed with 75% old food
Days 3-5, serve 50% of new food mixed with 50% of the old food
Days 7-10, serve 75% of new food mixed with 25% of the old food
Day 11+, serve 100% of new food
For pets who can tolerate most new meals
Days 1-2, serve 35% of new food mixed with 65% old food
Days 3-4, serve 70% of new food mixed with 30% of the old food
Days 4-5, serve 100% of new food
Feel free to adjust the feeding proportions slightly as you observe your pet during the first few days.
If your dog has persistent diarrhoea for more than 2 days, we recommend bringing your dog to the vet for medical advice.