How to treat a sensitive stomach in dogs
The first port of call when seeing to a sensitive stomach is to look at what’s going in it. Cut out table scraps and treats and make sure your dog isn’t filling their belly from bins or other sources of stomach-churning delights such as a litter tray or the garden. Once you’ve got their snacking under control, turn your attention to the main meal.
Here’s a checklist you can go through to help with diet choice for a dog with sensitive stomach:
- An easily digestible diet with moderate fat content cuts down on work for their digestive system
- A diet with a restricted ingredients list is a good idea as it narrows down the search for the culprit component
- Certain proteins can be a problem for some dogs, so it makes sense to go with a single protein source diet to help with elimination
- Grains have been known to cause an inflammatory reaction in the digestive system so selecting grain-free recipes can be beneficial
- Choose minimally processed, high-quality food that’s free from artificial additives
- Look for nutritionally complete and balanced products to ensure your dog is supplied with all the nutrients they need in the right amounts
Try tackling their griping gut with one of our pure and natural diets that ticks all these boxes. Prepared using simple recipes made from a handful of fresh, human-grade ingredients, our grain-free Chicken Delicious, Duck Delight, Turkey Terrific and Chicken Dinner meals are perfect for helping to soothe sore stomachs. We use ingredients like parsnip and apple to provide fibre for good digestion as well as egg, an easily digestible protein source to help get your dog’s stomach back to full working order.
Dog won’t eat? They may need a little extra tempting if they’re feeling ‘ruff’ but you still need to keep their diet plain and simple. See if you can tempt your fussy feeder to our Chicken Dinner or Chicken Delicious diets. Specially designed for fussy dogs, they’re extra high in protein which dogs find irresistible. Because they’re made up with warm water, the consistency of all our diets can be adjusted to suit your furry friend’s picky palate and get them back on track with their eating. The preparation process means that the food also expands in the bowl rather than in their stomach, helping to reduce bloating.
If your dog is prone to wolfing down their food, try dividing their meal up into smaller portions for a gentler impact on their digestive system and to help prevent bloating. Finding what works for your dog can take time and patience-once you find something they tolerate, stick at it as it may take a few weeks to get symptoms under control.