As you may know, changing your pets' food means digestive shifting. Food changes should be made gradually over a period of a week or more to assure that your pet does not experience digestive upset. Not only will this likely create messes for you, but it isn't much fun for your pet either.
No matter how you look at this decision, locating a brand that will be reliably available is critical to the success of your choice, both for you and for your pets. Ask questions, talk to other customers, and even go so far as to inquire with employees about the products that are most likely to be in stock each time you visit.
On the heels of that advice comes one additional detail. If you choose to go with USDA Organic food, for your pets' sake, please stay well stocked. Don't wait till the last minute to visit the store to get an additional supply. And further, do your homework to locate a second (and even a third) store in your area that carries the brand and flavor you have selected. You'll need backups to keep your pets' tummies calm.
While this topic may seem a bit mundane to you, I encourage you to take it seriously before making a switch. I learned the hard way that no matter which USDA Organic brand
you select, you're likely to run into stock issues at some point. That's the reason I made the Natural Balance. The only downside is that there is a somewhat lower percentage of organic ingredients in the package. I found this compromise was well worth the reliable stock I find at my local pet supply stores--all of them!
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