Feeding a Rotational Diet

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Most people would get bored eating the same thing every day for the rest of their lives, so why is that how many people feed their pets? Starting a rotational feeding routine for your pet can not only keep your picky eaters interested but be an overall benefit to their health.

Rotational feeding is the practice of rotating your pet’s food – protein, type (wet, dry, or raw) – instead of keeping them on the same food for the rest of their lives. Switching up your pet’s diet can help with food allergies and create a more complete approach to nutrient intake.

Food allergies and intolerances can be due to constant exposure to the same protein. That can lead to itchy paws or skin and an upset stomach. By switching up the proteins in your pet’s diet it is less likely they will develop those sensitivities. Having one diet can also limit the amount and type of nutrients your pet is getting from their food. Varying their diets using rotational feeding allows them to experience the nutritional benefits of different proteins and formulas.

Some pet parents like to stick to feeding different foods/proteins from the same brand, while others will use a variety of manufacturers. We recommend you find a rotation of about 3 or so foods that your pet enjoys and switch between those at a frequency of your choosing.

Having that rotation will also make it much easier and eliminate the stress of finding something your pet can eat if you are unable to find their usual food.

If you are interested in learning more about rotational feeding or just finding something new, stop by our store, and our awesome staff will be more than happy to help you and your pet find something they will love!