There may be a time when you will need to transition your dog or cat to a new food. This process is fairly easy, but does require a bit more than buying the new food and simply serving it to your pet.
The most successful way to introduce your pet to a new food is by starting with a mix of approximately 25% new food to 75% of the current food. You will then, over the next 3 - 4 days, gradually increase the percentage of new food to old. If your pet has a sensitive tummy you can easily extend the transition over a couple of weeks.
At the end of this period, you should be feeding your pet 100% of the new food. Don't be surprised if your dog or kitty only wants to eat the old food. She may even refuse to eat for a time. This does not present a problem, as a healthy pet can miss eating for a day or two with no ill effects. Just be persistent and do not feed your pet treats or table scraps in lieu of the new food. They will eventually get hungry and eat.
One note in closing, on this topic, before changing your pet's food please make sure to do your homework and choose the new food based either on your vet's suggestion or after some research on the merits of the new food.
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