Variety is the spice of life – a key to your dog’s health

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For years, we were conditioned to fill our dog’s food bowl with the same brand of pet food for the dog’s entire life. We were told that changing our dog’s food would make them sick. We didn’t know any better and we followed this golden rule, even if our dogs refused to eat. “He will eat when he is hungry enough”, some said.

 As our pets became important fur members of the family, we began to question this “golden rule”.

These days, consumers question pre-sets and convention, and that includes what and how we feed our pets. We take our cues from our pets as opposed to blindly following the standard. We are more enlightened and educated.  As we recognize the need to customize our diets to meet our nutritional needs, activity levels and personal preferences, we question the same about our pet’s nutrition. If we don’t want to eat the same thing everyday, why would our dog? If we instinctively vary what we eat based on season, need, and want, wouldn’t this approach also be beneficial for our dogs?

Most dogs thrive on a varied diet. The concept of rotational feeding is becoming increasingly popular. Endorsed by many holistic veterinarians and pet nutritionists, rotating complete and balanced dog food with different protein sources has a multitude of benefits.

  • Every protein source brings something different to the food bowl

Rotational feeding of a variety of meats may be very beneficial to your dog’s health. Different meats contain unique nutritional profiles. Beef is high in iron, zinc, and B12, whereas chicken is rich in niacin. Pork is rich in thiamin, and B vitamins. Lamb contains higher levels of selenium. Rotating these proteins provides a variety of amino acids and micronutrients for a more robust diet.

  • For every season…

Just like humans, dogs may be more active in summer months and hide under the covers on those cold winter days. They may need a heartier meal made of lamb or pork when they are more active to fully satiate them and should eat leaner during more sedentary times. Rotational feeding is a valuable tool to adapt to your dog’s lifestyle requirements.

  • Too much of the same can cause problems

Your dog may develop a sensitivity to some food ingredients if they eat the same food everyday for an extended period. This can lead to a host of issues, including food intolerances, skin reactions, and refusing to eat altogether. Changing up what they eat will help prevent the compounding effects of ingredient sensitivities.

  • What’s on the menu?

Rotational feeding renews your dog’s interest and excitement about what is in their food bowl! Perfect for those picky canine foodies or older dogs that need something different to stimulate their appetites! You also learn more about your dog’s food preferences.

Rotational feeding with Acabonac Pet is easy with 4 complete and balanced fresh, raw meals made with human-grade beef, chicken, pork, and lamb.  Most healthy dogs will transition easily from one protein to the next.  

Remember, you can modify your subscription to include some or all 4 Acabonac Pet recipes. Just log into your account to modify your order. Not sure how? Reach out to us at any time at or call us at 1-631-731-2520.