If there was anything good that came out of Toby being very sick last week, it was that he was forced to be on a bland diet of just chicken and rice.
Oh, man, does Toby love chicken. Like really love it. But, the good thing is that he also seems to be doing 300 percent better, but not only from when he was sick, but from even before that.
He’s brighter, more active, more playful, has less of a skin irritation under his arms, he stays awake longer and is just overall seems more happy. Not that there was anything wrong with him before, but it’s a noticeable difference.
For the past three or four months, I’ve been thinking about changing his food. It made me a little nervous because several foods I’ve tried with him in the past have ended with a very upset stomach and a visit to
the vet Uncle Ira.This seemed like the perfect opportunity since he was off his old food for several days.
After seeing how well he did on just the chicken and rice, I’m trying him on a grain-free food that has no wheat, soy or corn. We started today and am doing a gradual transition, still mixing in a little rice and chicken with the kibble.
I’m really hoping this helps keep his energy levels up, and his new brightness. Depending on how he reacts to the new food, I’m also thinking about starting a rotation diet down the road.
Do you notice a difference in your dog’s behavior depending on the food you’re feeding them? What do you think about rotating your dog’s food?