Dog Kibble for Sensitive Stomachs

The dog kibble that you decide to give to your pet is one of the most important factors in your dog's overall health. It can determine the nutrients that he receives into his body, which in turn can have lasting consequences on virtually every other part of his system. For the best results in terms of your dog's health, you'll benefit by giving him dog food that is wholesome and full of high quality ingredients in a well balanced, carefully prepared mixture. If your pet has stomach sensitivity issues and responds poorly to some types of food, this can make this goal more of a challenge for you.

Sensitive Stomach Issues

Dogs have sensitive stomachs for a variety of reasons. If you're looking to find the best type of dog kibble for your pet based upon his stomach issues, you'll be best off if you can first determine exactly what the problem with his stomach is in the first place. Some dogs suffer from stomach sensitivity as a result of ingredients in the foods that they eat. Whether your pet is fully allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the food that he eats, or if he's merely sensitive to that food, such a reaction can include a variety of negative symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, loss of appetite and more. 

Other stomach sensitivity issues can come about through more serious problems. These may include cancer, ulcers, lesions and any number of other potentially harmful conditions that may have further and far more serious repercussions than a simple stomach sensitivity issue.

Addressing Sensitive Stomachs With Kibble

There are different types of kibble. Generally speaking, the less expensive the kibble, the lower the overall quality of the ingredients. If you give your dog low quality ingredients in the food that he eats, you should expect that he won't get the proper nutrients that he needs out of that food, and that he may then have health concerns as a result. On the other end of the spectrum, if you give your pet high quality and well made, well balanced dog kibble to eat, he's more likely to enjoy a long and healthy, happy life.

How to Select

Some types of dog kibble are specifically formulated for pets with stomach sensitivity. Look for kibbles that are manufactured for dogs that suffer from allergies to foods. These kibbles often contain a mixture of different protein and carbohydrate sources. The benefit of these different sources of nutrients is that they are less likely to trigger allergic reactions in most dogs. These kibbles often have fewer preservatives, flavoring agents and coloring dyes in them. This can help to ensure that your pet doesn't have a negative reaction to one of the artificial chemicals that is in the food he eats.

Specifically, look for the following ingredients:

  • Whole grains like barley, wheat and corn
  • High quality meats like beef, chicken and duck
  • Vegetable sources like potatoes, corn and soy

Ask your vet for more information about selecting the best kibble for your dog with stomach sensitivity issues.