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Best Ingredients for Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

If your dog has a sensitive stomach, you know how frustrating it can be to find a food that agrees with them. Too often, you will think you have found the perfect food only to have them vomit or have diarrhea shortly after eating it. It is enough to make any pet parent want to tear their hair out in frustration.

Never fear, though! We are here to help. In this blog post, we will share the best ingredients to look for in foods for dogs with sensitive stomachs. By incorporating these ingredients into your dog's diet, you can help them feel better and stay healthy.

GRAINS

Brown Rice

Brown rice is simply white rice before the outer layers of the husk, the bran and germ, are removed when processing of the grain. Some of the benefits of brown rice include, relieving upset tummy, helps overcome constipation, and stabilizes blood sugar levels lowering the risk of diabetes. That’s why Health Extension® Original Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe is the perfect super premium dog food for your dog’s sensitive stomach dietary needs. 

Oats

Oats are a reliable source of soluble fiber. They contain avenanthramides, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This makes them good for dogs with conditions like colitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Oats are also easy on the stomach, so they are less likely to cause upset than other grains. They also contain B vitamins, zinc, and magnesium, which are all essential nutrients for dogs. Ancestry Pet Food Chicken Meal and Rice is an excellent product that contains ground oats providing a sensitive stomach solution for dogs with tummy issues.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Sweet Potatoes

Another great option for dogs with sensitive stomachs is sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are packed with fiber and beta-carotene, an important antioxidant that helps keep the immune system strong. Sweet potatoes are also easy to digest and have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce gastrointestinal distress. Sweet potatoes contain vitamins A, C, and B6. They are also a useful source of fiber. Health Extension® dry dog food products contain sweet potatoes in every delicious bag.

Carrots

The health benefits of carrots for dogs are endless. Carrots are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Each of these fibers have unique benefits. Soluble fiber helps maintain regularity and improves digestive health firming up stools reducing diarrhea and is a prebiotic-rich in vitamins A, K, and B6. Insoluble fiber improves bowel movements for dogs suffering from constipation. Carrots also contain a good amount of magnesium that helps manage blood glucose to reduce the risk of diabetes. Check out Health Extension® canned wet food products find your pups favorite recipe containing carrots.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a reliable source of soluble fiber, which can help bulk up your dog's stool and make it easier to pass. It is also packed with nutrients like Vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are important for a healthy immune system. Plus, pumpkin is gentle on the stomach and generally well-tolerated by dogs. Our Grain Free Salmon Little Bites , Grain Free Chicken & Turkey Little Bites, Grain Free Venison Little Bites, Grain Free Buffalo & Whitefish Little Bites, Grain Free Buffalo & Whitefish, Grain Free Salmon, Grain Free Venison and Grain Free Duck, recipes all the superfoods to support your pups digestive health.

Ginger

Ginger is a well-known remedy for nausea and upset stomach in humans, and it works for dogs too! Ginger can help settle your dog's stomach and ease nausea. It is also a great anti-inflammatory agent, making it good for dogs with inflammatory bowel disease. Our Impawfect Digestion dog treats has the perfect combination of pumpkin and ginger to be easy on your fur baby’s tummy.

For an extra boost of nutrition, look for products that contain omega-3 fatty acids, like flaxseed or chia seeds, like Impawfect Blueberry & Chia Seeds for Immunity Support soft baked dog treats. These healthy fats can help improve skin and coat health, as well as reduce inflammation throughout the body.

Turmeric:

Turmeric is a yellow spice that is commonly used in Indian cuisine. It has also been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. Recent studies have shown that turmeric may have several health benefits for dogs, including reducing inflammation and pain, protecting the liver, and improving digestion. That is why Health Extension® added turmeric to every bag!

Blueberry’s

Blueberries are a terrific way to add extra antioxidant power to your dog's diet. Blueberries can help to improve overall health and well-being and may even help to boost cognitive function. Blueberries are also a useful source of fiber, vitamins C and K, and manganese that support the digestive system. Health Extension® Chicken & Turkey Recipe with whole vegetables & berries is another tummy friendly product that your beloved pup will love.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a true powerhouse when it comes to gut health. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easily absorbed and metabolized by the body. In addition to being a great source of energy, MCTs can help improve gut motility and soothe an upset stomach. Coconut oil is also antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, making it ideal for dogs with sensitive stomachs. All Health Extension® recipes contain coconut oil adding digestive qualities to each product.

PROTEINS

There are a lot of healthy meat proteins out there that are great for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Here are some of the best options to consider:

- Lamb: This is a great option for dogs with sensitive stomachs because it is easily digestible and full of nutrients. Health Extension® Lamb & Brown Rice Recipe

- Chicken: Another great option for dogs with sensitive stomachs, chicken is packed with protein and other nutrients. Health Extension® Original Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

- Salmon: Salmon is a major source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for maintaining a healthy coat and skin and supports healthy digestion. Health Extension® Salmon Recipe

- Turkey: Turkey is another lean, easily digestible meat protein that is full of nutrients. Health Extension® Grain Free Chicken & Turkey Recipe

VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS

Belly + Immunity

There are also vitamin and supplements that can help with digestion issues for dogs. Probiotics are live bacteria that help to maintain a healthy balance of gut flora like Health Extension® Belly + Immunity with live culture probiotics. Loaded with digestive enzymes to help to break down food and make nutrients more bioavailable.

If your dog has a sensitive stomach, there is no need to worry—there are plenty of wholesome ingredients that can help ease their digestive distress. Health Extension® understands the importance of providing pet foods that are easily digestible. As you can see, Health Extension® carries a wide variety of dog food recipes full of healthy whole ingredients that are not only digestive friendly, but nutritious and tasty as well! Health Extension® really is your one stop shop for all your pups sensitive stomach needs!