01-24-2013, 01:11 AM
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I don't think dog systems are too far off a humans. They're all different, just like us. Some dogs have sensitive stomachs, others manage to eat everything and not get sick. And like somebody else already mentioned, when you eat one kind of diet for years and then suddenly switch to something new, some people get sick, but others don't.
It just depends on your individual dog. I don't recall a time I've ever did a slow transition on any of my dogs when I fed kibble and switched. When one bag ran out, I started the new one. None of mine have had any history of sensitive stomachs or getting diarrhea when a new food is introduced.
When I went to raw, it was quite literally last day of kibble, next morning raw bone-in chicken, with no adverse effects to their digestive tract. I feed my dogs a variety of raw foods and even some rice, fruits and veggies. There's usually something different every day and I don't have issues.