The recently released guide has been compiled to help pet owners determine whether or not their dog may be suffering from a sensitive stomach and advises them on how to alleviate discomfort through changes to diet.
More information can be found at https://doginsider.com/whats-the-best-food-for-dogs-with-sensitive-stomachs
Given the significant impact that food sensitivities and intolerances may have on a dog’s quality of life, Dog Insider’s new guide covers common sources of indigestion and chronic discomfort, such as food additives, while offering tips on how to transition to high-quality dog food.
Research published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice indicates that food sensitivities may affect up to 8% of dogs, and changes to diet and food type are the primary recommended method of treatment for veterinarians. As such, the Dog Insider guide focuses on the importance of identifying intolerances and making dietary changes. “As feeding a beloved pup can be akin to navigating a minefield, it’s essential for pet owners to ensure that their canine companions are getting the very best food,” according to the expert. “For dogs with sensitive stomachs, such precautions become even more important.”
Readers will find a list of some of the most common causes of a sensitive stomach in dogs, including poor sources of protein, bacterial infections, high-fat content in food, and additives such as wheat, corn, soy, or artificial colors.
Dog Insider recommends putting a dog on an elimination diet to determine if food is causing the problem and outlines which ingredients to look for in high-quality dog food, such as fruits, vegetables, and real meat.
The guide also discusses the benefits of dry versus wet foods and provides ideas for stomach-soothing, dog-appropriate meals prepared from scratch, such as pearled barley, canned pumpkin, and hydrolyzed proteins like lamb meal or chicken, which are easier to digest.
Readers will also find detailed reviews of some of the high-quality prescription dog foods that are currently available on the market, including Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diet HA Chicken Flavor, Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Hydrolyzed Protein Adult HP, Diamond Naturals Skin and Coat Dry Dog Food, and Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets.
Further details can be found at https://doginsider.com
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