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! But remember: all Trophy foods offer the correct balance of proteins, fibre, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals.

Feed twice a day to improve digestion. 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.

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 Adviser 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.

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 Adviser for a food storage bin or a free bag re-sealer.