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Converting your pet to Trophy

When changing any diet the key is to do it slowly. Introduce the new Trophy pet food in small quantities,  gradually increasing the amounts fed whilst gradually decreasing the amount of the old food. Ideally the change  should be spread over a 5 day period. If the swap is done too quickly the gut wall can become irritated and this  can cause diarrhoea. It is also common that with the new food the stools may become loose for a few days and  change colour. This is normal. It will soon pass and you will find they will become firmer, less frequent and easier  to clear away! Over feeding can also cause loose motions. Please adjust the feeding rate to suit.

 

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 Your pet will drink more water. Therefore clean, fresh water is a must.

Some pets prefer their complete food soaked in water but you will still find that the water bowl goes down  faster than before. We recommend that our complete diets are fed dry as this help clean the teeth, helping  to prevent bad breath and tooth decay, but soaking the food with a small amount of water is not a problem.  It does re-hydrate the food for them and increases the aroma. Cats often like their food slightly damp, so they  can really get a smell for it.

Some owners like to add leftovers, tinned food, gravy, raw or cooked meat to their pet’s food with the view of  adding more variety! However dogs and cats do benefit from a consistent diet and repeated changes in diet  can create a fussy eater. All Trophy foods offer the correct balance of proteins, fibre, carbohydrates, fats,  vitamins and minerals.

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 our complete food will look less. There is a  feeding guide on each bag. Intake amounts will vary depending on weight, size, age, activity levels and well-being. Feeding guides are intended as a starting point and can be adjusted as required.

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 their motions may change colour and become loose as your dog gets used to their  new food.

Fussy eaters often eat grass which may suggest indigestion/heart burn. Feeding from a raised bowl and/or moistening a Trophy rice or potato based food will help.

Do not panic if your dog does not eat every meal, it is not always a sign of illness or that they no longer like the food,  they may just be full!  Cats like different flavours and may not eat every day. This can be a sign that they would like a  different flavour (simply ask for a different one). We also sell cat variety packs.

If your dog suffers from wind, adding water to the food will help reduce the amount of air taken in when eating.  Feeding from a raised bowl or a slow feed bowl will also help.

All large & giant breed dogs should be fed from a raised bowl, to prevent digestive problems. It is also particularly recommended that all deep chested breeds are fed from a raised bowl and that water is added to the food.

Always consult your Trophy Nutritional Advisor/Franchisee should you have any problems. They are there to help.  All our franchisees are fully trained in pet nutrition to ensure you receive the correct product for your pet.

Please remember to wash your pets bowl, as needed. It may look clean when they have finished, but it will be coated in a film of oil. This can go rancid if the bowl is not washed frequently.

Dogs & Cats are natural hunters and like to eat fresh prey. Therefore the Trophy Foods are bagged as soon as  possible after cooling to seal in freshness. Once the bag is opened it is best to store the food in an airtight container, to maintain this freshness. Ask your local Trophy Nutritional Advisor/Franchisee for a food storage bin.