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Q: Q: Will my dog get tired of eating the same food on a daily basis?

 

A: There are different schools of thought as to whether dogs NEED variety or not. There are pros and cons of both sticking to one food or giving several. Dogs don't have as many taste buds as we do (not nearly as many in fact), and it is widely considered that we apply our own human attributes to appetite to our pets in so far as that we personally would get very bored eating the same thing day in day out. Many cat and dog owners prefer to give their pet some variety, and the advantages of feeding more than one type of food are:

1) It makes us happy!

2) Some animals really do prefer some variety and it keeps them interested at meal-times

3) If the pet had only ever been fed one kind of food and the supply ran out and you had difficulty getting hold of more, then feeding something unaccustomed could cause an upset tummy

The disadvantages of feeding more than one type of food are:

1) It can make fussy animals even fussier - the more choice given the finickier they can become

2) The more protein sources that a cat or dog is exposed to, the more difficult it is to determine which ingredient is the culprit should a dietary allergy arise

3) If you've had digestive problems in the past and aren't really sure what caused them, it makes sense to stick with a tried and trusted product rather than run the risk of future upsets

Many of our customers do interchange between the adult maintenance foods with no problems, and providing each new food is introduced one at a time and gradually to begin with, this is generally not problematic. We also produce the Partners canned food for dogs which can be fed either alone or in conjunction with the Arden grange dry food.

 

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