The 10 Day Diet Transition

It's important to transition your pet onto their new home-cooked diet with care to prevent any digestive issues. While a ten-day transition period is usually sufficient, some sensitive pets may need a more gradual transition.

  • Days 1-3

    Begin your pet's diet transition with ¼ of their new home-cooked diet to ¾ of their current food. Maintain this for three days.

  • Days 4-6

    On day four, if they have accepted this well and there is no digestive upset, adjust the amounts to ½ home-cooked and ½ their current food. Continue this for another three days.

  • Days 7-9

    If this continues to go well, adjust again to ¾ home-cooked and ¼ their current food.

  • Day 10!

    On day ten, if your pet is still doing well, it is finally time to remove their old food completely and to exclusively feed them their new home-cooked diet.

When to contact your veterinarian

If your pet refuses to eat, develops vomiting, diarrhea, excessive gas, or experiences constipation, they may need a slower transition, which is okay!

If this happens, contact your veterinary team to ensure there are no medical concerns. Then, if appropriate, try introducing their new food again, more slowly.

Cats have unique nutritional needs and should never go more than 24 hours without eating. If your cat is not eating, please connect with your veterinary team as soon as possible.