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    Default Food Change and how to do it??

    Vegas has been on NVI grain/gluten free Salmon for over a year and a half, I am thinking of switching him to Fromm. Today I read where @BruceP actually talked to Fromm. Fromm is introducing a new grain/gluten free Salmon/Tuna. Vegas has about 15 lbs. of NVI left. With all his allergies I figure why not try a new food, what is it going to hurt? So the question??

    Since both foods are grain/gluten free and both Salmon do I do a slow food change, or can I just change when he runs out of NVI?? I SWEAR I am taking him to a dermatologist to get an allergy panal done soon, but he is so itchy!! Our vet says his diet is fine and it is all enviromental, but I am wondering if there might me anything different in Fromm than NVI???

    So what do you think? I know I posted a similar post a while back, but something in the back of my head is leaning towards a food change. What do I have to loose??

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    Yes... absolutely do a slow change. They are the same but different so you need to change slowly.

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    Yes..like Bruce says..go slow! And make sure you can find the food you want!

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    Thats what I was thinking @BruceP @JAKEISGREAT, I know they are different, that is why I want to try a change, I don't know if it will help or not, but I feel I have nothing to loose and both are great foods. Now if only I could get him weaned off sand!! So another question since I have only done one food change from Iams to NVI over a year and a half ago, at what point do I start slowly mixing the foods together? He eats twice a day, one cup morning and one cup night. So would I do half and half for about a week or longer?

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    I would do 1/4 new..3/4 old. For a couple days..then 1/2 and 1/2 for couple days...then 3/4 new 1/4 old couple days..then all in! When I recently tried to change jake..I only got to second day and he had issues!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    I would do 1/4 new..3/4 old. For a couple days..then 1/2 and 1/2 for couple days...then 3/4 new 1/4 old couple days..then all in! When I recently tried to change jake..I only got to second day and he had issues!
    I agree except Id do each stage for 3-5 days.

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    So @BruceP and @JAKEISGREAT, do you think I am crazy for doing a food change? I know it is not the majic solution and he will instantly be allergy free, but I feel I have nothing to loose since both foods are very good foods.????

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    I think you ought to try it.... What are you going to loose by trying?

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    @KMARINO your regular vet can have an allergy panel done both for food and environmental. Our vet here in PoDunk, USA sends blood to a lab (maybe at the hospital or WSU school of vet. medicine, I didn't ask what lab). The report comes back with what he is allergic to along with the degree, whether it is mild or severe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    I think you ought to try it.... What are you going to loose by trying?
    I agree! I'm not sorry I tried switching Jake...and I will again in the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    @KMARINO your regular vet can have an allergy panel done both for food and environmental. Our vet here in PoDunk, USA sends blood to a lab (maybe at the hospital or WSU school of vet. medicine, I didn't ask what lab). The report comes back with what he is allergic to along with the degree, whether it is mild or severe.
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    Default Re: Food Change and how to do it??

    I agree with everyone else, what's it going to hurt in trying the change. I just wonder if he could be allergic to salmon?
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