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Who rotates or mixes foods?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by MMSmith, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    If you do, how often and why?

    I'm honestly curious. I've heard mixed opinions about mixing or rotating foods. Some are in favor and others I've talked to are opposed.

    Both the dogs do well on earthborn holistic (the coastal catch formula), it's affordable, easy to get, and they both love it. The one time I tried to switch in something for variety, they did well until I got them up to about a 50/50 mix, then Rhys broke out in an awful rash.
  2. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Nope. Same food, same amount every day unless something needs to change, like if I notice a dog getting fat. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
  3. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    I stick with Fromm but give a different flavor for breakfast and dinner.

    She's also getting cooked broccoli, cauliflower and carrots with dinner since she's on a diet.
  4. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog


    When I fed Bentley kibble, I decided to rotate in a different protein. We switched from TOTW lamb to TOTW salmon and that's when his issues started. Don't truly know if the issue was the formula, the brand, or kibble itself but I started raw feeding shortly thereafter.

    Since then, for all my kibble dogs, we find something that works and stick with it unless we have a reason to need to change it.
  5. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    If Orijen split up their regional red forumla into different ones for each meat source (without lowering the meat content overall btw), I would be thrilled and absolutely rotate between them a bag at a time. I tend to stay away from poultry unless its raw so the only other formula I occasionally rotate with is the 6 fish. She seems to do okay on that one.

    If California Natural grain free weren't a Natura product I would probably rotate in their kangaroo at least. My dog did well on that one too. Just dont want to risk trying it again with their recent and frequent recall history. Im hesitant with my dogs age and medical history to try much of anything else.

    I think its good to mix things up. Kibbles range drastically on their vitamin and mineral levels. I don't know that its enough to cause a deficiency or oversupplementation in anything ... but for example one of the things I was concerned about when switching from Evo to Orijen was the huge difference in vitamin a. Evo has a five digit number and orijen was single. Evo also had a lot more taurine if I recall. That's one of the factors in me wanting to rotate. Also, to vary protein sources.
  6. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    I rotate and mix between different brands fish formulas. Usually TOTW Pacific Stream, and Earthborn Holistics Coastal Catch, depending on which bag I find on sale either at the pet store or the Internet.

    Occasionally before the end of a big bag, I'll dump in a smaller bag of another good food, usually lamb or venison. This is if I want to make the last bag last a bit longer while whatever I ordered online gets to my house. Plus it gives the dogs a little variety.

    That all have pretty iron stomachs so a little kibble mixing doesn't bother them, aside from the occasional fart.

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  7. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    I switch the different flavors of Instinct dog food, i never really thought about it, i just get a different bag than i got last time when i go shopping...

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