Change of nutrition

Common sense is the main rule

The change in diet is not always easy, because various factors sometimes play a role. There are many different breeds, age can be crucial and of course there are sensitive and insensitive animals. For this reason, it may here be no «general recipe» but a recommendation for meaningful change so that, for example, diarrhea or unacceptability can be avoided.

 

Change in the dog's diet

When changing over to wet food, it makes sense to slowly switch to the new, species-appropriate and healthy food. In the first 2-4 weeks only 2 varieties should be given thereof and each one type over a period of 4 days. Also mixing the old with the new food and the addition of boiled potatoes with dish without salt (best with sweet potatoes) makes sense:

DayBoiled potatoesnaVitaOld food
1. + 2. 40% 15% 45%
3. + 4. 40% 30% 30%
5. + 6. 40% 45% 15%
7. + 8. 40% 60% 0%
9. - 14. Reduce the potatoes from 40% to 10% and increase naVita from 60% to 90%

If the dog should also suffer from diarrhea, you should not give him anything to eat for 24 (max. 36) hours, but only to give him water to drink. During the change of diet, please do not give absolutely nothing else to eat (sweet, tablets, prepared, coal, sausages, ham, etc.). If the dog likes it, it can be useful even a half a banana or a whole banana. Our Darm-Sana or naVita herbs 4 is also a solution. For the passage of Navita dry food, you have to consider that the needs of the dog is less than the previous diet. Consult the recommendations of the products, or contact your personal advisor for more information.

Change in the cat's diet

Generally, for the cats a diet change does not create problems of diarrhea. Nevertheless, even with cats we recommend a mixed diet with old feed and naVita, but no potatoes. In this case, mixed feeding serves more than anything because the cat accepts the new. Since Navita offers a wide range of moist feed, we suggest to try also the other menu naVita. A cat eating his food with appetite, it is not only a happy cat but also a healthy cat.

DaynaVitaOld food
1. 1/4 3/4
2. + 3. 1/2 1/2
4. 3/4 1/4
5. 100% naVita

As cats are very attached to their old habits, often they reject the new food. At the beginning, give the cat naVita as morsels from the table, so to whet his curiosity. Buy a new bowl or use another plate. Change slightly the time of the meal (1 hour). Heat a little the food or add hot water. Chop the food until it is reduced to a fine jelly. Always place the food and water to at least 2 meters away from each other. Introduce fixed times for meals (2-3 times a day). If the cat has not eaten, do not leave food in the bowl, but take it away so that the cat, in the long run, do not go to take nibbles in secret. Keep on hand a little fresh food that is not too cold. The food that was not eaten should be removed from the box and placed in an airtight container (store max. 1 day). Do not store in the refrigerator, just a cool place (cellar stairs / pantry). Sprinkle a teaspoon of naVita herbs 4 on food. Eliminate all the dry food and, at first, even to give up treats. Be persistent, your cat will not die of hunger if for a few hours or even 1-2 days will not want to eat.

 

If you have a dog or a cat you should know that the naVita food includes products of high quality with a lot of fresh meat which provides a lot of energy. Do not be surprised if your pet suddenly need less food. At first it might happen that your pet wants even more. This could mean that the animal has the need to recover or simply have pleasure to new feed. So make sure that your pet is not fed excessively.

The transition to a healthy and natural nutrition automatically lead to a process of adaptation, respectively, of "purification", which for example can be expressed with stool volume for a short time. However, this is a good sign and indicates that the body is reacting to balanced naVita food that is rich in nutrients.

The Nutrivita.ch team wishes so much joy and a "good appetite" both you and your four-legged friend!