Food Transition & Vomiting
Transitioning your pet to a new diet can be a difficult and daunting task - bringing about concerns of a potentially sick pet. NomNomNow can help make the transition as seamless as possible.
You’ve decided to switch to a fresh diet because you know it will improve your dog’s energy level, skin, and coat, digestive function, and promote a healthier and happier life for your pet. Then why is my pet having a digestive upset?
Most dogs will throw up at some time in their life. And while dog vomiting is unnerving, it isn’t always due to a serious medical condition. “Dogs tend to bounce back from vomiting more quickly than humans,” says Dr. Justin Shmalberg, a DVM and NomNomNow’s veterinary nutritionist.
The kitchen staff at NomNomNow makes it easy for you, by portioning out each individual meal of your first week to the proper transition amount, and labeling each with detailed instructions on how to transition your dog by slowing mixing more and more fresh food into their current meals.
If your dog is intermittently vomiting or has persistent diarrhea greater than three days, you should talk to your veterinarian about their recommendations. If they're comfortable based upon your dog otherwise acting fine, one strategy would be to skip a meal or two.
Understandably, people get worried when their dog's stool changes. During a transition to a fresh diet, the bacteria and amount of nutrients are different in the intestinal tract, which means dogs may have looser stools or go to the bathroom more frequently during the transition phase.