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If it's a change in flavor, then the ingredients are different, so if your hound is prone to tummy problems, I would switch as if it was completely different.

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I switched one of mine from TOTW Pacific Stream to TOTW High Prairie without mixing. He wouldn't eat the Pacific Stream all of a sudden. No tummy trouble. Really depends on the dog. If your dog has a sensitive tummy, I'd switch slowly. However, if the "flavor" your dog is on NOW is already causing diarrhea or upset stomach, I'd just make a complete switch, no slow switching.

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You never need to do it slowly.

 

You might want to check the ingredients in the other flavors against the ingredients of the food you're feeding now. In some brands/lines, different flavors are very similar. In others, there may be big differences in ingredients, protein/fat percentage, etc.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
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