HOW TO TREAT A DOG WITH SENSITIVE STOMACH

2021 - Philip Uwaoma

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Treatment for when your dog has an upset stomach depends on the severity of the pain and its underlying cause. A dog suffering from stomach upset caused by pancreatitis will require a treatment that differs from that for a dog whose upset stomach is a result of a food allergy. If your dog only has a mild stomach upset that passes quickly, treatment may not be needed. So what should you do if your dog has a sensitive stomach?

 

What Food Settles a Dog’s Stomach?
Some dogs benefit from bland meals prepared at home. Bland diets are composed of cooked, instead of raw meals, have less dietary fiber, and contain soft easily digestible foods. High-fat foods, spicy meals, foods like whole grains that are rich in fiber, are usually avoided while on a bland meal diet.

 

According to The American Kennel Club, feeding your dog an adequate amount of water without feeding them food for twelve to fourteen hours is recommended home treatment for dogs with an upset stomach. The water you feed the dog is to help relieve dehydration.

Veterinary experts say only thriving grown dogs are suitable for this kind of fasting. Underage or senior dogs run a risk of developing hypoglycemia/low blood sugar if they are deprived of food. Similarly, fasting is ill-advised for diabetic dogs including dogs with recurrent health issues unless otherwise specifically suggested by your veterinary doctor.

 

A bland diet of plain cooked rice and skinless chicken breast without spices is perfect to break the dog’s fast. Remember, the chicken meat should be unseasoned and with no bones. A simple dinner of cooked chicken and rice, without any seasoning, is a recommended meal to help settle your dog’s sensitive stomach and diarrhea. These days, dog owners are increasingly turning to homemade diets for all of their dog's meals. Eggs are the best source of digestible protein and require few enzymes to be digested.

 

Foods that can help settle your dog’s stomach should be easy to digest. Not only are eggs high in protein, but they also contain plenty of the much-needed amino or carboxylic acids. Eggs are healthful dog food supplement for your canine with an upset stomach, whether cooked or scrambled. Eggs are also healthy and nutritious snacks and treats for dogs.

 

Furthermore, some foods can lose their nutritious values while they are cooked, but the protein in eggs don’t. Cooking rather helps make the eggs easier to digest. So however they are prepared–boiled or scrambled–cooked egg makes a better, safer, and healthier option for your dog.

Its higher store prices apart, meat from an adult domestic bovine such as cattle and bush games is easy to digest and is at the same time a healthy source of protein for your dogs. The slightly steeper price of this class of pet food is more likely due to its high demand.

 

Additionally, cooked, boneless chicken free of seasoning and spices, while making for easy digestion for your dog with stomach trouble, is also replete with important vitamins and minerals including amino acids which are essential for synthesizing proteins in the body.

 

There are other foods to serve your dog suffering from diarrhea or stomach upset. The list includes white rice, oatmeal, banana, mashed boiled potatoes, mashed boiled carrots, watermelon, boiled boneless and skinless chicken breast, and cottage cheese. Probiotics approved by veterinary experts are also recommended. You should also consider feeding your dog a daily helping of yogurt as a daily source of probiotics. Yogurts especially when added to your dog’s meals helps reduce digestive difficulties.

 

Likewise, veterinary experts readily prescribe a meal of white rice for dogs with stomach upset because they are easy to digest. The soluble fiber in rice helps firm up the dog poop by absorbing the water transiting the digestive or gastrointestinal tract. For this reason, white rice is easily one of the best meal options for any dog with symptoms of dehydration-induced dysentery.

 

Dogs with sensitive stomachs need food that's easy to digest. Most of the best dog food for dogs with a sensitive stomach is suitable for both small, medium, and large dog breeds.

 

I’d readily recommend Purina’s Pro Plan — Focus Adult Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food as the best food, not only for small dogs but for dogs of every size suffering from a sensitive stomach.

 

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