How do you know if your dog has a sensitive stomach?

Some dogs, like some people, have digestive systems that are easily upset or irritated.

So, how do you know if your dog has a sensitive stomach? That is the most common question we are asked. When even the smallest change in their diet, can lead to digestive discomfort for these dogs.

Let’s look at some of the most common signs and symptoms that will help tell you if your dog’s stomach is sensitive.

A Sensitive stomach is a very vague phrase that’s often used to describe mild intestinal upset in dogs. The signs are easy — although sometimes unpleasant to recognize:

  • Occasional vomiting
  • Recurring, but intermittent, loose stools
  • Excessive, nasty-smelling wind

A dog with a sensitive stomach could have one or all of these symptoms. Should any of these symptoms be severe, then consult a veterinarian for a more detailed evaluation.

All dogs vomit from time to time, especially when some are dustbins. Vomiting is one of the body’s defenses when something inappropriate or harmful has been eaten. Depending on wht is in your dog's vomit, should determine whether there is a need to seek veterinary advise.

As unpleasant as it sounds, you need to know what your dog's stools lokk like. Important information can be learnt from the frequency, consistency, amount, colour, frequency and even the smell of the feaces can provide important clues about what’s going on in your dog’s digestive tract.

Just like us humans, dogs can experience episodes of excessive flatulence from time to time. Dogs with sensitive stomachs, tend to be prone to excessive wind that is smelly. Excessive wind often has dietary causes, such as an abrupt switch of food or treats, a diet that doesn’t agree with the dog’s digestive system or a food made with low-quality ingredients. But increased flatulence is also associated with several health conditions.

So, should you rethink what you are feeding your dog? If your otherwise-healthy dog has unexplained vomiting, loose stools or wind that resolves quickly, he or she may have a sensitive stomach. Your dog could benefit from a sensitive food such as FourFriends Sensi Low. This food is formulated for dogs with sensitive stomachs and is made from high-quality and easily digested ingredients. Remember all FourFriends foods are gluten free and some are even grain free. Want to know how digestible some proteins are? Take a read of  this  article. All FourFriends treats are high quality meat based, with no nasty ingredient’s.

Article by Just For Friends,