What is a sensitive stomach in dogs?
Dogs are omnivores, meaning they are designed to live on a diet containing both meat and vegetables. Their broad-ranging palate and their ability to gulp down large amounts in one sitting (thanks to an extremely stretchy stomach) earn dogs a bit of a gluttonous reputation. However, whilst most dogs can guzzle almost any food (or even non-food!) that comes across their path with no problem, others can be more sensitive.
Just like in people, an episode of flatulence or diarrhoea can be triggered off in some dogs if something doesn’t agree with them. We call this ‘sensitive stomach’. Here, we’re talking about a mild upset of the digestive system, which can range from a gurgling gut and nasty niffs from the rear end right through to sickness and diarrhoea.
Your dog’s digestive system is crucial in making sure all of the nutrients from their food can be absorbed and used. With this in mind, it’s important to pick up on any clues that it’s not firing on all cylinders and to know what can be done about it, keep reading for everything you need to know.