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    What is the best procedure to use when switching form one dry food to another? I have read so many different opinions on how to do it so I figured I would just come here and ask.
    For a 20 month old Bully.
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    Sorry should of posted this in the nutrition section. Feel free to move it if necessary.

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    With bullies you need to do a slow switch from at least 1 weeks time and up. Star by adding 1 part new to 3 parts old then gradually up to to half and half and then 3 to 1 and then you are set. I usually switch my boys wayyy too slow because I get excited to move onto the newer food. lol For me I just slowly mix the foods for a month or so, or however long it takes to get rid of the old while mixing in the new but so long as you take at least 1 week or maybe even 2 doing the transition you are good to go.

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    Thanks

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    @heff101 here is a great article from Nature's Logic Blog about switching, it is very extensive but is a great procedure to ensure no tummy troubles:

    Nature's Logic 100% Natural Pet Foods: 5 Steps to Successfully Changing Your Pet’s Food

    I usually do it over a week time frame, depending on how much kibble I have left of the old food..... But the longer the better.

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    it took us about a week to change Chaos to Fromm
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    We were extra careful ... I increased the amount every 3 days sos it took almost 2 weeks!! Which food are you switching to if you don't mind me asking??

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    Not sure yet. We presently have him on Natural Balance Potatoe/Venison but it is not agreeing with him. Would love to get him on Fromm but no dealers near me. The breeder had him on Orijen. Maybe we will just go back to it. Any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heff101 View Post
    Not sure yet. We presently have him on Natural Balance Potatoe/Venison but it is not agreeing with him. Would love to get him on Fromm but no dealers near me. The breeder had him on Orijen. Maybe we will just go back to it. Any other suggestions?
    We order our fromm online from petflow - REALLY good service and free shipping on orders over $59, you just have to use the code englishbulldog when you check out! You can set up auto delivery - so you can set up orders weeks in advance. I love it!!!

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    Ended up buying Go Natural Salmon & Oatmeal. Hopefully that will work.

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    Havent heard of that one yet, let us know how you like it!

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    I always transition over 2 weeks and havent had any digestion issues! Good luck.
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