Same food, day in and day out

Another objection we often hear relates to potential stomach upset caused by the change in diet. The issue here is that the change in diet isn't the problem: it's the lack of change in diet, as well as the product being fed. Dogs and cats were never meant to eat heavily processed dry kibble, "fortified" with a slew of vitamins and minerals needed to make the diet "complete and balanced". If your pet is eating a lower quality dry food, with little in the way of whole food ingredients, animal proteins, etc., then he will most certainly need to harden his system to one food or another. Once the diet is switched, the completely new formula (with entirely different synthetic vitamins and minerals) designed to be "complete and balanced" causes digestive upset.

Switching foods isn't the cause so much as the catalyst which reveals the underlying issues with your pet's diet. Quality foods, fed in variety, are the keys to healthful living. For the same reasons that a pet food manufacturer cannot be expected to create a "100% complete and balanced" food, one should never expect them to create a food worthy of exclusive consumption for life.

As with much of our health system, pet food regulators completely ignore long-term implications of feeding a diet that goes through their trials. Chronic diseases take many years to develop. Simply checking for toxicity or short-term weight loss is nowhere near sufficient proof of a food’s quality.

We at Joey's urge all of our customers to rotate the flavor of foods they feed to their pet.  As a matter of fact all of our product reps tell us the same thing. When you finally make the switch to a high quality food, stay within that brand but rotate through all the flavors.  Some flavors your pets will absolutely love over others.  If your pet has a lot of allergies, a food with single meat proteins can help you switch between flavors but staying away from certain protein sources that your pet is allergic to. 

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