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July 22, 2022

How to Transition Your Cat to a New Food

  • Dry Food
  • Cat Food
  • Can Cats Eat
  • Wet Food
  • Ingredients
  • Protein
Cats eating with two bowls and bags of kibble

Cats are curious creatures, they like new smells, sights, sounds and tastes. So, what can you do to keep their life exciting? Carefully switching up their meals from time to time is great way to keep things interesting for them! At NOW FRESH we don’t want dinner time to be boring, which is why we’re happy to provide the steps for transition feeding.

Our minimally processed and well-balanced recipes for your cat contain the same base for kibble, to make an easier switch for you and your cat.
NOW FRESH TeamA Team of Dedicated Pet Parents + Nutrition Experts

Whether you’re looking to switch for allergies, flavour, or just to add a bit of change for your fur baby, we’ve got you covered with our easy-to-follow transition guide.

Transition Guide

  • Day 1 & 2: Feed 80% of your cat’s old food with 20% of the new food

  • Day 3 & 4: Feed 60% of your cat’s old food with 40% of the new food

  • Day 5 & 6: Feed 40% of your cat’s old food with 60% of the new food

  • Day 7, 8 & 9: Feed 20% of your cat’s old food with 80% of the new food

  • Day 10 & so on: Feed 100% new food

Cat transition feeding guide

How to Switch Your Cat’s Food

Making a change in your cat’s food can cause an upset stomach if not done carefully. When you are ready to transition the kibble, it’s important to follow certain steps to gradually get them used to the swap. You will slowly combine the new food in with the previous dry food over time.

Sometimes, the timeline looks different for cats depending on how sensitive their stomach is. A good way to judge is to carefully monitor how your cat is reacting with the transition. If you notice that your cat is showing signs of constipation, diarrhea, or a change in appetite, you need to take the process even slower.

Some helpful tips to help the change go smoothly are:

  • Making sure your dog is always hydrated
  • Limit treats and other outside food during the process
  • If you can, don't mix raw and dry food

In Conclusion

As humans, we don’t often eat the same meal twice. When it comes to your furry companion, it’s exciting to switch things up for them. Whatever the reason, be sure to carefully follow our guide for the process and be sure to consult your veterinarian for facts and details about your cat’s nutrition.

NOW FRESH Recipe for Adult Cats and Minced Chicken Recipe Tetra Pak

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NOW FRESH recipes provide perfectly balanced and minimally processed goodness for cats, with complete nutrition to help keep them happy and active at every stage of life.




A Team of Dedicated Pet Parents + Nutrition Experts

We all want our cats and dogs to lead happy, healthy lives. We’re here to help you, with easy-to-understand information about your pet's daily care and feeding.