Introducing new foods to your Pit Bull may seem like an easy enough answer, but it’s not as simple as just buying a new bag of food, and putting it in their bowl. For those of you who have done this know the dog may act different towards it, or even reject it altogether. If they do not reject the food that has totally different ingredients, you can expect diarrhea and an upset stomach from your Pit Bull.
So how do we introduce new foods to your Pit Bull?
The gradual transition is the easiest way to introduce new foods. Basically all you do is add more and more of the new food to the old food for about a week. This means don’t wait until you are out of old food to get new food, so you have some for the transitioning process. An example regimen would go like this:
- Day 1- 95% old food, 5% new food
- Day 2- 80% old food, 20% new food
- Day 3- 65% old food, 35% new food
- Day 4- 50% old food, 50% new food
- Day 5- 30% old food, 70% new food
- Day 6- 15% old food, 85% new food
- Day 7- 0% old food, 100% new food
- Begin 1-2 days breaking your Pit Bull off of their old food. So feed less then normal amounts.
- Then go 1-2 day on nothing but water, vegetable juices or broths.
- Then 1-2 days add in real foods, such as vegetables, eggs, small meats, to break them from their old food cravings.
- At this point start adding the new food.