How do I switch my dog to 4Legs?

August 17, 2020

When making the switch to 4Legs it’s best to introduce your dog to their new food gradually – with a transition period of around one or two weeks.

We recommend this gradual approach to avoid tummy upsets. Some dog can be prone to diarrhoea, flatulence or occasional vomiting when their diet changes, especially when they have been eating the same food for a long time. Introducing 4Legs slowly can help avoid these issues, but always keep an eye on your dog’s reaction and overall wellbeing.

Here’s what we suggest:

  • Day 1-2: mix 25% 4Legs with 75% old food
  • Day 3-4: mix 50% 4Legs with 50% old food
  • Day 5-6: mix 75% 4Legs with 25% old food
  • Day 7: 100% 4Legs

Make it extra tasty

If a gradual introduction isn’t enough to get your fussy dog into eating his 4Legs, here are some extra tips for making dinner even more delicious…

  • Warm = tasty. Warm food smells better. Heating your dog’s food very slightly will make it smell tastier and more appealing. Just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.
  • Skip the treats. If your dog isn’t eating their dinner, cutting back or eliminating treats might be the answer. Don’t give your dog anything that might take the edge off their appetite.
  • Give them a hand. Don’t be afraid to hand feed your dog for a little while as they adjust to a new food and/or feeding routine.

While it’s common for dogs to develop transient diarrhoea or flatulence when starting a new food, but this should resolve within a few days. If your pet has persistent diarrhoea or will not eat, it’s a good idea to get in touch with your vet.

If you have any issues with a 4Legs product, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our helpdesk