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Will my dog get bored eating the same food every day?

Bo Vanbeselaere (Veterinarian)
6/18/2020

You want to spoil your dog with the very best food. We get it, we do that too. And, because we humans enjoy eating something different every day, it’s only natural we want to do the same for our beloved pet. But is that actually necessary? Here’s what our vet has to say...

Do I need to give my dog different food every day?

No. Dogs actually have fewer taste receptors compared to humans. That means they have less of an urge to eat something different every day. So your dog will not get bored of eating the same food every day. However, that doesn’t mean that dogs won’t appreciate another recipe now and then. Most dogs really enjoy new flavours and especially new smells. Luckily for your dog, we have lots of recipes that you can switch between. FACT: Dogs are actually much more interested in their food’s smell than its taste. That’s why they get so excited about food made with tasty, natural ingredients. Kibbles made with fresh meat, fresh fish or fresh veg aren’t just healthier, they also smell and taste extra delicious!

Switching between Edgard & Cooper recipes

If you want to give your dog multiple delicious Edgard & Cooper recipes, that’s totally possible. There’s no need for a slow 4 day transition if you stay within our range. So you can easily mix it up between our plant-basedmeat-based & organic flavours.

Just keep an eye on how your dog reacts to their recipe in order to find out if the new ingredients are a good match. 

What if my dog has allergies or special requirements?

It's not always possible to give your pet different flavours. If you have a dog with a sensitive tummy or with certain allergies or intolerances, then your best bet is to choose a hypoallergenic recipelike our lambNorwegian salmonvenison & duck and plant-based kibbles, and to not switch with other recipes.

If your dog has skin issues, it might be a good idea to choose a food that is high in omega 3 like our salmon recipe.

If your dog has specific needs but you’re not sure which recipe to get, contact us via our handy online chat in the bottom left-hand corner or use our Food Finder to find the perfect recipe for your dog.

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