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When I first opened the bag of Solid Gold Wide-Eyed Dreamer™ With Duck, I had a small crowd around me. Not just the dogs, a few of my cats were trying to access the bag. But this bag is reserved for Mellie.
Mellie just finished up week 1 on Solid Gold and is heading into week 2.
I’ve been doing a rotation diet for almost 15 years so my dogs are used to changing from one food to another. But that doesn’t mean I just switch and walk away. I watch for a few things to see if a food is not agreeing with my dogs.
Signs to watch for when switching a dog’s diet
- Eagerness to eat- There is 1 brand of food that my dog, Malarky, does not like. I can tell because she doesn’t scarf it down like usual. If one of my dogs is being picky or not showing an interest in their food right after a food switch (and acting okay otherwise)it’s usually because they don’t like something about the food or it makes them feel bad and they want to avoid it.
- Those ears- My dog, Havoc, will get an ear infection after eating certain foods. I watch for any scratching and head shaking to indicate an ear problem.
- That skin- Luckily, none of my dogs have had issues with skin problems after a diet switch, but I still keep an eye out for any issues. I watch for excessive scratching would could indicate an allergy to one of the ingredients.
- The poop- Since I do a rotation diet, my crew is used to food switches so I don’t usually have a problem with poop consistency. That means if something changes after a diet switch, I need to change back.
Mellie made it through the first week with no problems. I’ll still keep an eye out for any issues, but expect things to stay fine.
Learn more about Solid Gold Wide-Eyed Dreamer™ With Duck and the rest of the Solid Gold product line at Solid Gold(watch the bottom of the website for the chance to get a coupon for $7.50 off Solid Gold dry dog or cat food).
To learn more about the challenge Mellie is taking part in visit Taste Test Tuesday.