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why its best to go slow when introducing a healthy, new food to your dog

Switching your dog to a healthier diet might sound easy but, as with humans, the transition is not always completely smooth sailing. A sudden switch to a new diet can be a little shocking for the dog’s taste buds as well as its stomach. That’s why we recommend the seven day switch, mixing in a little more air dried raw to their existing food day-by-day.​

Find out below why a gradual switch is best then check out more tips for transitioning. We’re sure your dog will love Balanced Life (over 95% do!) and that after a short period they’ll start enjoying lots of health benefits.

why go slow #1: a fresh taste

Often dogs are fed the same food every day for years. If they’re suddenly introduced to a new food with a different taste, smell and texture they might unsurprisingly be a little cautious.

It can be even more surprising if their previous diet contained lots of artificial flavours or was high in salt. Adjusting to natural flavours, a high meat diet and the texture of air dried food can sometimes take time but once they’ve got over the surprise they’ll love it!

why go slow #2: digestive changes

Often dogs are fed the same food every day for years. If they’re suddenly introduced to a new food with a different taste, smell and texture they might unsurprisingly be a little cautious.

It can be even more surprising if their previous diet contained lots of artificial flavours or was high in salt. Adjusting to natural flavours, a high meat diet and the texture of air dried food can sometimes take time but once they’ve got over the surprise they’ll love it!

why go slow #3: a gentle detox

Balanced Life is full of naturally occurring antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids which can help improve organ function and flush out harmful toxins in your dogs body. A sudden detox can sometimes lead to an uncomfortable week or so for your dog, particularly if they have an existing skin disease or allergic reactions.

A gradual switch to Balanced Life on the other hand can help slow the detox and manage the release of toxins.

Credit: Tamas Soki

Balanced Life is an Australian-made range of air dried raw food and treats for dogs and cats. We want to give pets the healthiest nutrition possible for a happy, healthy life.

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