Transitioning to Natural Dog Food

Transitioning to a new, natural dog food should always be done gradually. Start by mixing 25% of the new food with 75% of the old food for a couple days. Next move to a 50/50 mixture for a couple days. Then 75% new to 25% old for a few days and finally to 100% of the new food. The length of time spent in each stage can be shortened or lengthened depending on how your companion pet's digestive system is responding to the change. If your dog is transitioning from a low quality food to a nutrient dense, natural dog food, the amount of food will also need adjusting.

The digestive tract needs time to adjust to the new food, and build up the right bacteria to digest it properly. Quick changes can lead to diarrhea, gas, vomiting and a lack of interest in the food. You can greatly improve the success of your pet's new food by adding transition powders and digestive enzymes found at Wag N' Wash! We have a wide variety of healthy food choices - we guarantee our selections will end your search for healthy "pet stores near me."


When switching to a premium, all-natural dog food, most pet parents have a tendency to continue to feed the same amount as when they were feeding a lesser quality food. Premium foods are much more bioavailable (more nutrient dense) and often require smaller feeding amounts. However, each individual pet is different in his or her food requirements. Keep in mind that manufacturer recommended amounts are recommendations and may not be right for every pet as they are associated with the "average" cat or dog. Your companion pet is an individual and has its own taste and nutritional needs. Watch your companion closely so as not to overfeed when you switch to a higher quality, natural pet food. As your leading local "pet store near me," Wag N' Wash is happy to answer any questions you may have about food transitioning - feel free to call or speak directly with a staff member at your local store.

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All-Natural Pet Food Brands We Offer

REMEMBER ALL OF OUR BRANDS ARE RISK FREE TO TRY. If your pet doesn't like it or you're not satisfied, just bring it back for an exchange or refund!

Dry kibble brands

  • Acana
  • Canidae
  • Earthborn Holistic
  • Fromm
  • Merrick Classic
  • Nature's Variety Instinct
  • Pure Vita
  • Whole Earth Farms
Raw food brands

  • Bravo
  • Nature's Variety Instinct Raw
  • Northwest Naturals
  • Primal
  • Stella & Chewy's
  • Tuckers
Grain Free Kibble

  • Acana
  • Canidae Pure Grain Free
  • Earthborn
  • Fromm
  • Merrick Grain Free
  • Natural Balance
  • Natures Variety Instinct
  • Nutrisource
  • Orijen
  • Pro-pac Ultimates
  • Taste Of The Wild
  • Zignature

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*Food brands may vary by Wag N' Wash location.

Freeze Dried/Dehydrated

  • Grandma Lucy's
  • Honest Kitchen
  • Primal
  • Sojo's
  • Stella & Chewy's
Canned Food

  • Against The Grain
  • Evangers
  • Fruitables
  • Petkind
  • Tripett
  • Weruva
  • Zignature

The nutritional requirements of your companion pet depend on many factors; including environment, activity level, age and, in some cases, dietary restrictions. Our trained staff is available to answer questions and to help you research the appropriate food for your companion. Feel free to bring your bag of current food in to OUR STORES and let us do a comparison with you to find the right food to meet the needs of both you and your four-legged family member.

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Treats and Bones

Are you feeding your pets healthy food? Treats and bones, while considered a special "treat" for your pup, should also contain healthy ingredients. Our dog bakery contains freshly baked treats made from natural ingredients. Considered a real treat by our four legged customers, these fresh baked goods are a great way to show your pet who is a good boy or girl.

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Why Choose Local?

When you shop at Wag N' Wash, you are supporting your local community! All Wag N' Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming stores are locally owned and operated, meaning purchases made in your local store, including our Natural Dog Food, support your local community. At each Wag N' Wash, you will find the same level of support and customer care. We work hard to make shopping a pawsitive experience for all of our customers, two and four legged alike. Each locally owned Wag N' Wash is maintained by hard-working, pet loving business men and women in your local community. Next time you are thinking about pet grooming, supplies and natural food, think no further than Wag N' Wash. By choosing Wag N' Wash, as your local pet store, over a national chain store, you are helping each owner in their mission and strong dedication to enrich the community that they and their business are located in. Shop local by visiting us today to take advantage of our all our services!

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