Similar to us, some of our cats and dogs have sensitive stomachs. Here’s what you need to know about feeding them for their best health.
Dogs with sensitive stomachs
The common misconception is that dogs can eat anything. Sure, there’ll be times that your dog gets into the garbage or raids your pantry, but the reality is that there are a number of foods that are really bad for them. Some dogs are especially sensitive to certain ingredients and have a reaction. Dogs with sensitive stomachs may vomit frequently or have frequently loose stools. If you notice that your dog has a change in their appetite, a change in their bowel movements and is losing weight it is important that you consult with your local Greencross Vets. It may be recommended that your dog could benefit from a specialised diet that focuses on sensitive tummies!
Which dog food is best for a sensitive stomach?
To relieve the symptoms of a sensitive stomach it is possible your vet will recommend a change in diet. Generally when transitioning your dog to a new diet it is recommended to do it slowly and this can be especially important with a dog with a sensitive stomach.
Depending on the nature of your dog’s stomach issue, your vet will be able to guide you in the right direction of pet food that suits them.
That said, you’ll find that the pet food aisle at Petbarn holds a variety of dog food formulations that can aid sensitive stomachs. These pet food formulations put a focus on the ingredients that will limit issues. The formulation aids digestion and features additional antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to ensure dogs with sensitive stomachs get everything they need.
Cats with sensitive stomachs
Cats can develop sensitive stomachs for a number of reasons. Reactions to ingredients in their cat food is the most common cause. Similar to dogs, it’s very important you check in with your local Greencross Vets if you are seeing signs of tummy upsets. Symptoms to watch out for include diarrhoea, vomiting and loss of appetite and weight loss.
Which cat food is best for a sensitive stomach?
There are certain ingredients that some cats can’t digest properly – milk isn’t the best for cats, despite popular belief. No doubt, your vet will give you a rundown of the most suitable cat foods for a cat with a sensitive stomach, but you can also find a big range of cat foods on the market that are a great fit. At Petbarn, we stock a number of varieties that are specifically formulated for cats with sensitive stomachs. The ingredients used are of high-quality and chosen as they are gentle on tummies. The formulas are also tailored so they include additional vitamins and minerals to make sure your cat is getting everything they need.
For more advice on choosing the right pet food for your cat or dog, even if they don’t have a sensitive stomach, feel free to talk to your local Petbarn team member.