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Should Portions Change When Going Grain Free?


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With the new bag of kibble we decided to go grain free with turkey and sweet potatoes Kirkland Nature's Domain. Solny was previously eating the chicken and rice Kirkland. Do I need to shift her portion at all with this change? Her second day on it, I'd say I already see slightly improved poops, possibly larger. (She didn't have any problem in coven and rice. Just figured we'd go grain free.)

 

She's getting a 1 1/2 cup twice a day with a dollop of pumpkin with some treats throughout the day.

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I think the same amount is right but if she looks like she's gaining or losing over the next couple of weeks, adjust accordingly. I switched Annie to a new food from Iams, giving her the same 1.5 cups twice a day, and she lost a couple of pounds but looks better for it. :-)

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Most people assume grain free has more meat/less filler so they think you feed less, but this can really vary with brands. Many don't have any more meat or calories than regular food, if they have high amounts of potato, peas, etc. I would look up (or check the bag) the calorie count and go from there. It is probably around the same amount.

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Thanks, I figured it would be a huge change. Just went from grain to more starch is what I figured. I'll watch her body condition for any gain or loss.

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