Natural food and tips for dogs with a sensitive stomach
Does your canine have a sensitive stomach? If that’s the case, there are certain measures which you should take to make sure that your dog’s digestion improves over time. First, you should discard any allergies or food intolerances.
Next, remember that your dog’s diet should not be as varied as before, sometimes less is more and this holds true for limited ingredients. It takes time for a sensitive stomach to adapt to a new diet and keeping the number of ingredients in a certain product to a minimum is crucial for the successful treatment.
Tips for canines with a sensitive stomach
As a general rule of thumb, you’d better give your dog less quantity, but more frequently throughout the day. As a responsible dog owner, you must control the food quantity that you offer to your four-legged friend since an excess of food causes gastritis.
Some dogs eat very fast and this has its implications for their tummies. Your dog must be calm when eating not to swallow the food too fast.
If you have not started a natural dog diet yet, you should consult a dog nutritionist or start incorporating natural ingredients for your dog’s delicate stomach.
Be careful about proteins, protein content (in %), and origin in any dog food that you buy.
Do you love yogurt? Your pup also does so! Feeding some yogurt will help your dog calm its digestive system, so it is advisable to give it regularly. At the same time, it will also help strengthen its immune system.
Dogs are carnivores and they need enough protein of high quality to be in good health.
One myth is that dogs with a sensitive stomach don’t need fiber in their food. This is not true as fiber is essential for your dog’s diet. The vet is the one who should recommend the right amount of fiber that your dog requires. Don’t eliminate fiber from the diet as there are dry foods that are specifically formulated for dogs with a sensitive stomach, they are highly digestive and will keep your friend healthy.
Bear in mind that some dog breeds, like German Shepherds, are more prone to having a sensitive stomach than others.
There are some symptoms that may indicate that your dog is having a delicate digestion. The top ones which you should look for are frequent vomiting, flatulence, or loose stools.
Once you suspect a problem with a sensitive stomach, it is necessary to change the diet formulated by your vet and in some cases your dog may need to undergo a test for food intolerances.
Last but not least, some canines (like people!) are more sensitive to change than others (a new house, baby etc.). There are many things that dogs can find stressful. Chronic stress or short-term stress can cause a variety of negative reactions including an upset stomach. If you are away on a business trip or your dog was separated from the family for some reason, then this can also cause separation anxiety that leads to a sensitive stomach.
To find out all the natural ingredients for a dog’s healthy diet for sensitive stomach issues, check the below infographic by Doglovely.