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Why do cats stomach get upset when you switch foods? I have

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Why do cats stomach get upset when you switch foods? I have never really seen an explanation.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this. The answer is really pretty simple. The domestic act really has a very sensitive GI tract and does best when fed a high quality food without ever changing it unless there is some compelling reason such as a medical problem to do so. If you ever change foods (which I do not advise unless you are switching to a better food) always use the following formula:

Day 1,2: 25% new food, 75%old food

Day 3,4: 50/50

Day 5,6: 75% new food, 25% old food

Day 7: new food

Hope this helps but let me know if you have additional questions as I check my computer each night. Sincerely, DRB

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Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.