How to transition your dog from grain based to grain free food?

If you are transitioning your dog from grain based to grain free food, it is recommended to do so gradually over several days, by slowing adding a little of the new diet into the old diet.

Any sudden change of diet can cause an upset in your dog’s digestive system causing constipation or diarrhoea. To avoid the risk of this occurring, it is best to gradually introduce the new food over a +/- ten day period. Starting with 10% of the new food mixed into 90 % of the old diet, and increasing the proportion of the new diet addition slowly over time, for instance by 10% a day and reducing the amount of the old diet by 10% a day. This allows your dog’s digestive system to adjust to the new diet.

Keep an eye on your dog’s bowel movements during the transition period to ensure that the speed of the diet transition is not causing digestive upset.

The reality is that it’s completely your choice whether you want to feed your dog grain based or grain free dog food. The most important thing is to choose a food that’s complete and balanced and appropriate for his age, size, and activity level.