Choosing Food for a Dog With a Sensitive Stomach

Just as there are certain foods made for humans with stomach ailments, there is also specially made sensitive stomach dog food that you can choose for your canine companion.

Is Food or Illness the Cause of Sensitive Stomach?

The most important first step is to determine if this is an ongoing issue or a temporary condition. If you have recently changed your dog food that may be the culprit and an easy solution is to go back to the food that your dog was eating before, or gradually change to the new food by mixing it with the old food, slowly increasing the amount of new food.

If the condition is new or seems to be an ongoing issue, you need to determine if there is a medical condition that needs to be treated. If you have discussed the issue with the vet then you can start to find a dog diet food that is specially made for sensitive stomachs.

Keep Track of Ingredients in the Dog Food

You will need to learn to read the ingredient list on the dog food that you choose for your dog so that you do not continue to purchase the type of ingredients that irritate your dog's stomach. There are certain breeds of dogs that tend to develop allergies and sensitivities more than others, learn if your dog is one of them.

Many Diet Dog Food Brands to Choose From

There are many brands of diet dog food that cater to dogs with sensitive stomachs, so it won't be hard to find one that your dog will eat. Some examples are: IAM's, Hill Science Diet, ProPlan Extra Care, Natural Choice, Eukanuba Custom Care, and Breeder's Choice.