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    Default How to switch from Taste of the Wild to Fromms?

    My bully has allergies. She has a constant runny nose (clear never green) and often a red belly. I want to try Fromms pork & peas. Can I just switch from TOTW Sierra blend to Fromms cold turkey? Or does it need to be gradual?

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    Default Re: How to switch from Taste of the Wild to Fromms?

    If it's grain free TOTW I don't see much of a problem switching cold turkey. add a tbsp of plain pumpkin during the first couple days or so
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    Default Re: How to switch from Taste of the Wild to Fromms?

    Quote Originally Posted by mzza111 View Post
    My bully has allergies. She has a constant runny nose (clear never green) and often a red belly. I want to try Fromms pork & peas. Can I just switch from TOTW Sierra blend to Fromms cold turkey? Or does it need to be gradual?

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    For every 1 cup of food you normally feed your dog, reduce that to 3/4
    Add 1/4 of the new food into the old food
    Continue this ratio for 2 to 3 days
    Over the next week or so, increase the ratio to 1/2 & 1/2 of each type of dog food
    After a week and 1/2 to 2 weeks, you should be able to switch completely over to the new food.
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    Default Re: How to switch from Taste of the Wild to Fromms?

    well you could just do it cold turkey in all reality but i usually recommend a gradual switch esp for allergy bullies. this way you can monitor how the new food is doing and tell if its not agreeing and then you can just back the food out and keep feeding the old food till you find something else you would like to use.

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    Default Re: How to switch from Taste of the Wild to Fromms?

    I would do a slow switch because otherwise you may end up with stomach upset.


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    Default Re: How to switch from Taste of the Wild to Fromms?

    Like the others have said while you probably could do a cold turkey switch a gradual switch over at least a week would be better. 2 to 3 weeks would be the best if possible.

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    Default Re: How to switch from Taste of the Wild to Fromms?

    Doing a slow transition is so their tummy doesn't get upset from the difference in ingredients in the old and new foods. It basically is feeding 1/4 new food mixed with 3/4 old for for about a week, then mix 1/2 and 1/2 old and new for another week. Then 3/4 new food and 1/4 old food for another week before feeding 100% new food. Along the way, if your bullie starts to get loose poo you may want to back up a little on the mixture for a while longer before preceding.
    Also, I had a discussion with a rep from Earthborn and he said that whenever he transitions from one food to another he adds a couple tablespoons of canned pumpkin to the mix. Said he never has a soft poo issue doing it that way. Hope this helps.

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