Switching cats food can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips to help you change your cat’s food without affecting her health.
Cats should make a gradually transition to a new cat food. If you decided to change your cat’s food never change it too quickly because your cat can get sick.
The first thing that you need to do is to be patient because the transition to the new food should take between 7 and 10 days.
Begin the transition by mixing both the current food with the new cat food together. Gradually decrease the amount of the current cat food while increasing the amount of new cat food. Is very important to do this slowly. You can try the following seven-day transition schedule:
– From day one to two, give your cat one quarter new food and three quarters old food.
– During days three and four, give your cat half new food and half old food.
– From day five to six, give your cat three quarters new food and one quarter old food.
– On day seven, give your cat a portion of entirely new food.
This way you will make sure that your cats health won’t be put in danger. If you change the food suddenly your cat might develop diarrhea or even vomiting. And you don’t want to deal with this.
In some cases, such as acute gastrointestinal issues, your veterinarian may not recommend a transition and want you to immediately start feeding the new cat food.