Q&A: Do dogs get bored of the same foods?

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Dr. Lauren Brickman writes a pet health and care column for Petside.com. Read all the Q&As she’s shared
with Petfinder
here.

Q: Is it a good idea to change dry dog food every so often to combat boredom or is it better to feed the same dog food all of their life?

A: While it is possible that dogs may get bored with their food it is not a good idea to change their food frequently. Food changes can cause stomach upset and diarrhea in pets.


If you are going to change food, your pet should be gradually weaned
over the course of five to seven days. If you want to supplement your
pet’s dry food, you can try adding a canned version made by the same
company.

If you have questions about your pet’s health, you can submit them to
Dr. Lauren at drlauren@petside.com.

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