switching it up

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  1. Brattina88

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    I've been reading some conflicting information on this topic, so I thought I'd post and get the best answers from Chaz and our 'local' dog food expert ;)

    Some dog owners/foster mom, and one trainer I'm friends with say that I should switch up my dogs food every now and then. They have some really funny sounding reasons, like it helps the body not get lazy to using the same exact nutrients :confused:
    My vet and (former) dog trainer say that's not true, and its best to pick the best food for the dogs and stick with it. And for some reason I'm leaning toward listening to the first!

    All three of my dogs are currently on Innova EVO and are doing very good on it. I don't want to mess up a good thing, but I'm curious as to whats best for them, since I can't feed raw.
    I'm questioning this once again because some guy at the pet store suggested swithing to Eagle Pack Holistc dog food for a couple months, then switching back ect ect...
     
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    There is nothing wrong with rotating foods now and then, if not for any other reason than offering the dog some variety.

    However, if you have a dog who is very sensitive and reacts badly every time you switch foods, it would be a better idea to stick with what works. You can still offer them variety by adding fresh, whole foods to their kibble: meats, fruits, veggies and so on.
     
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    If you want there is another EVO formula out (Red meat EVO) that you could switch between the two and most likely keep the same results :)
     
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    That's what I really want to do...! The only pet store that has EVO (that I drive 30hr away to get, passing 4 other pet stores up on the way LOL) doesn't carry it yet. I asked, and she said there wasn't enough interest in it yet for her to start carrying it :( maybe next time when I ask again ;)
     
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    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    That's sad :( She should bring some in and MAKE people interested! People will never be interested if the don't know it exist. They won't know it exists unless she puts it on her shelf (unless, like you, they're doing their research!) People will start to buy it if she brings it in. It's one of the best foods on the market!

    Now on the topic of the OP, I think mixing between the regular Evo and the red meat variety should be sufficient for variety, as long as you give healthy treats like veggies, fresh peices of meat, etc as well :) I'm a big proponent of a varied diet, unless as Mordy stated, the dog has sensitivities and can't handle being switched around too much.
     
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    :D :D I went in and asked about it again. The lady who rang me up went and got the owner - who I know and asked for. I asked her about the RM and she admitted that she was so busy she hadn't even heard about it. She called her supplier on the phone while I was standing there and ordered it. She then looked me up in her computer and confirmed my cell phone number. When it comes in, she'll give me a call.
    Yay!

    After all that, I really hope my dogs like it! :p
     
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    I'm glad to read this thread. I was wondering the exact same thing.
    I just switched Stogie to Innova EVO, and the place I'm getting it from told me the same thing about the red meat... she'd order me some, but only if I wanted it, since no one else has expressed interest in it.. (basically she orders it, I'm morally obligated to buy it)

    I had read conflicting reports about switching foods too... Then again, I've read conflicting reports about EVERYTHING :p
    I had intentions of offering my dog variety in the form of adding different canned to his EVO kibble, and/or getting the EVO RM. Glad I read someone confirm it would be ok :D
     

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