Digestive upsets in food-sensitive dogs
Food sensitivity is simply a reaction to something your dog has eaten, and which his body isn’t accepting well. Certain ingredients simply don’t agree with an individual dog’s digestive tract. With dogs, the results are sometimes messy. Vomiting and diarrhoea are the top canine symptoms, but other symptoms such as gas, weight loss, or stomach gurgling can occur. Food sensitivities are a relatively common issue for many dogs.
Every dog is unique, and so are their food sensitivities. Some ingredients are tolerated well and enjoyed for many years. Some dogs develop an adverse reaction to a food and can no longer tolerate that particular food item.
A trial and error using a variety of ingredients is often needed to single out the ingredient causing your dog’s guts to gurgle – or you can move directly to less-common protein and carbohydrate sources that your dog hasn’t regularly been exposed to. New protein and carb sources are less likely to trigger adverse reactions. The solution to food sensitivities is sometimes as simple as changing your dog’s food.
A great place to start is with Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ i/d™ Sensitive, which helps manage your dog’s food sensitivities and helps limit digestive upsets. Its easy-to-digest tummy-soothing ingredients rarely trigger adverse food reactions in most pets. i/d™ Sensitive is energy-dense, meaning you can feed small portions to give upset tummies a break, while still giving your dog the nutrition and energy he needs to regain good health.
Remember – your first course of action should always be to see your vet if your dog has diarrhoea or has been vomiting – these could be signs of food sensitivities or something more serious.