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Is it time to spice up your pup's mealtime?

Look out for these telltale signs!

Choosing when to change your pet's food can be a daunting task, particularly for pet owners whose furry friends have finicky tastes. However, there are five key indicators that it's time to switch things up to ensure your pet remains healthy and happy.

Food and Environmental Sensitivities and Intolerances

If your furry friend is constantly scratching and itching, it could be a sign of an intolerance or sensitivity. While dry skin is a common cause, food is often a culprit too. To ensure that your dog's skin stays healthy, it's important to feed them a complete and balanced diet like Karnevore Mountain. To identify the allergen, eliminate table scraps, people food, and treats from their diet. Most intolerances and sensitivities in dogs are caused by the protein source, so changing it can make a difference. However, it takes time to determine whether the diet is the culprit or not. It can take up to twelve weeks to determine if the allergen has left their system.

Determining if a diet is the cause of an allergic reaction can take six to twelve weeks. This is due to the time needed for the allergen to completely leave the animal's system.

Dull Coat

A shiny coat is a clear indicator of your dog's well-being. To keep your dog's skin and coat healthy, it's important to provide them with a diet that's high in essential fatty acids. If your dog's coat appears dull or flaky, it could be a sign that they're not receiving enough nutrients in their diet. If this is the case, it's time to switch to a better food option. Our Pet Wants Salmon Meal & Brown Rice formula contains the optimal balance of fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6, that are responsible for maintaining your dog's coat healthy and shiny.

Weight Issues

Did you know that nearly half of all pet owners believe their furry friend is overweight? While it may be difficult to determine if your pet is carrying a few extra pounds, there are symptoms to watch for. One of the most critical factors is the waistline. When you look at your pet from above, their body should have an hourglass shape, and you should be able to feel their ribs through their coat. If your pet needs to shed some weight, switching to Karnevore Mountain balanced recipes with a proper protein-to-fat ratio can certainly help. It's also vital to cut out table scraps and high-calorie treats. Determining your pet's ideal weight is crucial as you help them lose weight. Keep in mind that exercise is critical when it comes to your pet's weight. Karnevore Mountain believes in the importance of regular exercise in keeping your pet healthy. Just letting your dog out in the backyard is not enough; it's essential to exercise with them regularly to keep them moving. This is great for both you and your furry friend!

GI Disturbences

Chronic flatulence, loose stool, and stomach discomfort in your pets could indicate food intolerance or low-quality ingredients in their diet. Some pets are more susceptible to these issues than others. Not only is this a troublesome issue for pet owners, but it can also be uncomfortable for your furry friend. If you're experiencing these problems, it may be time to seek the advice of a pet nutritionalist who can help identify the root cause. Switching to a premium dog food or a specialized sensitive-stomach diet might be all it takes to alleviate your pet's discomfort. We’re hear to help, and Lucy Jabrayan is here to help.