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NEW Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ i/d™ Stress
FIRST and ONLY nutrition to help address
stress-related digestive upset in dogs under 14kg.
- • With ingredients to help address stress
- • Easy-to-digest formula with soothing ingredients,
including ginger, to calm the digestive tract
- • Enriched with prebiotic fibre to support
How can you tell
if your dog is stressed?
Pay attention to your dog's physical signs, like body posture, to find out:
Behavioural signals can reveal stress in dogs:
- • Destroying furniture or doors
- • Excessive barking, howling, whining
- • Hiding
- • Snapping or biting
- • Frequent bouts of diarrhoea
5 most common stress triggers for dogs
Just like humans, some doggie individuals are more sensitive to change than others. There are many things that dogs find stressful, and each dog is different. Here are some common offenders when it comes to canine stress triggers:
- Changes in everyday routine - exposure to new people, places or things, new baby, house-guests, household schedule changes
- Loud noises - such as fireworks or thunderstorms
- Change of surroundings - such as moving to a new home, or travelling on holiday
- Invasion of personal space - disruption when rest too much hugging and kissing
- Separation from family members - separation anxiety
How to help
your stressed dog?
Chronic stress, or frequent bouts of short-term stress, can cause a range of negative reactions, from digestive upset to behaviour problems in dogs. Here’s how you can help your beloved canine avoid stress:
Stick with a routine
Dogs love predictability so knowing he can anticipate when you’ll arrive home, when meals will appear and when walk time is will go a long way to helping him find order and peace in his days.
Socialise, socialise, socialise!
When dogs are well socialised they not only have been exposed to a wide variety of people, animals, sights, sounds and situations, but they have positive associations with these events. Making sure your outings are pleasant experiences for your dog will help keep him relaxed.
There are various products aimed at reducing stress in dogs – from acupressure jackets or “anxiety vests” to plug-in diffusers, there are a variety of ways to help your dog calm down in anxiety-inducing situations. These products don’t get at the root of the issue, but they can help address the immediate stress or a dog’s response to it.
Confront stress in it’s own territory – your dog!
When stress strikes, it can wreak havoc on your dog's insides. The brain produces chemicals that signal "Stress!" to the rest of the body, including the digestive system. The right food has calming ingredients such as milk protein to help soothe stressed dogs, along with highly digestible ingredients that are gentle even on upset tummies. The help can be as easy as changing his food.
A digestive disorder is any condition that prevents proper digestion or alters the rate at which food passes through the digestive tract. Digestive disorders are one of the most common reasons for consulting a veterinary practice.
What causes digestive disorders?
1. Food sensitivities, or a reaction to something your dog has eaten (also known as Adverse Food Reaction or AFR)
2. Stress, which can be chronic or flare up when lifestyle changes occur (hectic holidays, moving house, etc.)
3. Inflammation and irritation of the stomach (gastritis)
4. Inflammation of small or large intestine (enteritis, colitis)
5. Excessive growh of bacteria in the intestines
6. Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) or insufficient digestive enzymes
Roll over each digestive tract icon to understand the most common causes.
Know the signs
Some signs of your dog’s digestive disorders are easy to spot. Make sure you consult your vet if your dog is showing any of these signs:
- Diarrhoea or soft stools
- Loss of weight
- Change of appetite
- Stomach gurgling
- Sudden inactivity or depression
- Sometimes pets will show other
signs, such as itchy skin or ears
Always seek the advice of your vet if you are concerned about the health of your pet.
How can the
right food support?
A food that's specially designed for digestive health, supports healthy digestion and is important for a dog’s overall health.
Ingredients such as milk protein help manage stress and reduce risk of digestive upset
Specific protein and carbohydrate sources that your pet doesn’t eat regularly can help avoid triggering reactions in pets with suspected food intolerances.
Great tasting food is important for pets digestive health by encouraging appetite, helping to prevent excess weight loss and support recovery.
Easy-to-digest food is gentle on tummies, supporting and promoting better absorption of important nutrients.
Natural and prebiotic fibres
The right blend of healthy fibre is important. Supporting the regulation of the digestive tract and providing the right environment for healthy bacteria are important steps to healthy digestion.
High energy density allows for small portions to reduce digestive workload. However, some conditions require a low fat content (low energy density) to best support or avoid a return of symptoms.
Increased electrolytes help dogs compensate for losses of minerals caused by vomiting and diarrhoea.
Superior antioxidant formula supports gastrointestinal health and a healthy immune system.
a food intolerance?
A food intolerance is a reaction to ingredients in food that your pet’s body does not tolerate well. This common issue can either be an immune-based or non-immune based reaction.
Food intolerances are an individual issue:
Every pet is different, but most food intolerances involve common ingredients that the pet has been exposed to before, such as beef, chicken, dairy or wheat. If your dog has diarrhoea regularly or vomits especially just after eating, he may have food intolerances. If you suspect a problem, it is recommended that you visit your vet.
Introducing Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™
Canine i/d™ Sensitive
For dogs with digestive upset due to food intolerances. Supports gastrointestinal health
and reduces food intolerances together.
- •Specific ingredients to help prevent contact to ingredients your dog may be intolerant to
- •Highly digestible food that's easy to digest to support absorption of nutrients in the gut
- •Enriched with natural fibres to support healthy balance of gut bacteria
- •High energy density, allowing for small portions to reduce digestive workload
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Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™
Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ pet foods are available at your vet clinic and online.
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