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Feeding the Trophy Way - Dogs
Introducing a new food is very easy but it is a gradual process. Feeding the Trophy way will ensure the Trophy satisfaction guarantee.
- Gradually introduce your new Trophy food over a five day period. Mix with the current food, increasing the Trophy food by 20% each day, until the changeover is complete. With the sensitive dog/fusspot gradually introduce over 10 days.
- Feed twice a day to improve digestion and stabilise blood sugar levels. In some cases this can also help reduce hyperactivity and nervousness.
- Always feed the correct amount, don’t be tempted to over feed, as complete food will look less. There is a feeding guide on each bag. Intake amounts will vary depending on weight, size, age, and activity levels and well being. Feeding guides are intended as a starting point and can be adjusted. It is vital not to overfeed.
- Live natural yoghurt may be added to improve intestinal bacteria or clear up minor stomach upsets.
- Monitor your dog’s motions; if they become loose then your dog could be eating more than it needs. Please note, however, that for a short time the motions may change from their normal ‘look’ as your dog gets used to their new food. In feeding Trophy the motions should become firmer and easier to clean up. This should lead to fewer motions, however with some dogs frequent ‘toileting’ is a normal sign.
- Fussy/sensitive dogs often eat grass which may suggest indigestion / heart burn. Feeding from a raised bowl and/or moistening the food will help.
- Make sure clean, fresh water is always available. Dogs do drink more water when fed a complete food, as the food contains little moisture.
- Do not panic if your pet does not eat every meal, it is not a sign of illness or that they no longer like the food. Dogs naturally have days when they do not want to eat, as we do. Should you wish to look at a different ‘flavour’ for your dog please speak to your nutritional advisor/franchisee.
- A change in food will be required as your dog gets older. Please discuss when and how with your nutritional advisor/ franchisee.
- Keep treats to a minimum.