A new option to help dogs with a sensitive stomach
Stomach and intestinal upset — which many pet parents commonly recognize as vomiting and diarrhea — are among the most common reasons pet parents seek veterinary care for their canine companions. There are many reasons why a dog may vomit or experience diarrhea, ranging from indiscriminate eating to food allergies to an underlying disease such as inflammation of the pancreas or liver disease.
“Many dogs seem to have a cast-iron stomach and eat everything and anything without having any issues.” says Dr. Alex Bradley, DVM, of Hamby Road Animal Hospital. “Other dogs, however, experience appetite loss, vomiting, diarrhea and decreased energy when they eat anything other than their normal diet.
“Since there are many causes of vomiting and diarrhea — along with other signs of gastrointestinal upset,” Dr. Bradley says, “it’s important to work with your veterinarian to first determine an underlying cause so appropriate therapy can be started. One aspect of the treatment plan will be nutrition and an appropriate food.”
While “sensitive stomach” isn’t a true diagnosis, many pet parents know if their dog can handle variety in their food and treats or if some foods cause lack of interest in eating, vomiting, loose stools or excessive gas. These dogs tend to do well on dog foods made from a limited number of select, high-quality ingredients.
Diamond CARE: A new specialized diet designed with dogs and price in mind
Diamond CARE is a new line of specialized diets that are high in quality and palatability, but without the high price. All Diamond CARE formulas provide complete nutrition, so you can feed your dog the special diet he needs for as long as he needs it.
Diamond CARE Sensitive Stomach Formula for Adult Dogs is a new limited-ingredient diet that can help address your canine companion’s sensitive stomach issues. High-quality, easily digestible egg and potato proteins provide the essential amino acids that dogs need. Potatoes also provide important carbohydrates for energy, since some dogs do better on a grain-free diet. A canine-specific probiotic is added to further help support digestion and a healthy immune system.
You can learn more about Diamond CARE Sensitive Stomach Formula for Adult Dogs by visiting the product information page.
Your veterinarian will be able to determine if your dog’s stomach and intestinal upset are related to food or another, more serious health issue. Be sure to talk with your veterinarian about your dog’s symptoms, the food you’re feeding and whether your dog might benefit from a change.