Good afternoon, my son’s lab mixed with boxer is a healthy 5 yrs old dog …Currently Riley eats Iams 2x day. But he would like to change the food to soemthing healthier – what is the best advise and best food that we can give her and, how do we do this change… any advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Will your son shop at a pet store or online?
Hello, he currently shops at a pet store but is open to do so online if it makes sense.
Good to know! First, I shop online. My favorite place is Chewy.com and it’s where I’d suggest he shop for food. Fantastic prices & customer service and a great return policy.
Tell your son that it can take 4-6 weeks to know how a food works for his dog. With a dog of her size, I’d get the mid size bag of food. He should take a week or so to transition to new food. Remove a little old food, replace with new food & watch stool. If it’s okay, add a bit more new and so on. Some people use digestive enzymes and/or probiotics during the transition.
I’d look at these brands. They may be available locally. In no particular order, Earthborn, NutriSource, Dr Tim’s…..others may have ideas of brands as well.
Thank you for your reply. Is there a particular brand that we should get? I think that even though she is 5, she is getting a bit “old” – i see gray hairs and sometimes when going up in couch she misses (not often) but when she does i feel that she is becoming a senior thus she might need maybe more calcium? … Vet says she is very healthy and there is no concerns but i have read that food can make a huge difference and that is why we are researching.
Laura, my last sentence has some better priced foods. Add Victor to that list.
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