Help! My Bull Terrier has a sensitive stomach. She’s a rescue so I don’t know what kind of food she was on prior to our adopting her. She’s approximately 7 years old. I had her on Science Diet WD Prescription, at the suggestion of my vet, for over a year and quite frankly it worked well. That being said I really wanted to get her on a higher quality food and maybe even a little less expensive. I tried Natural Balance but she wouldn’t touch it so I weened her onto Nutro. Her poops are now a yellowish in color and very soft and she’s not going as much. She also doesn’t seem to love this food. She also licks her paws a lot. Sometimes to the point of not being able to walk. Needless to say, I’ve spent hundreds of dollars at the vet. I’m open to any ideas. Thanks, Carol
Please use the search engine above, toward the top of the page: look up sensitive stomach, allergies, etc.
Also, consider what the homeopathic vets have to say http://www.vitalanimal.com
link for a homemade diet http://www.homeovet.net/dynamic/php/downloads/dog-c8470f2c75dbe4b683205c3919ee2310/dog_diet_complete.pdf
Also, I know you have been back and forth to the regular vet , but have you considered seeing a specialist? Sometimes it makes a big difference.
My dog also once had a sensitive stomach and couldnt handle change in food. I give him a digestive health supplement made by The Honest Kitchen in the morning and a probiotic (kefir, you can use yogurt as well) with his dinner. I do it for the cat too. Now he’s able to eat a different food every bag without blending his food and no upset stomach.
Btw, I have an American Staffordshire Terrier. Not exactly the same as a Bull Terrier, but sometimes still considered similar.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Pitlove.
Hi I was going to try the vet diet Hills WD cause the fat is only 8.7%, when you look at the fiber the Crude Fiber-16.4% soluble-1.3% insoluble-28.1% its very high in Insoluble fiber, so if she does really good on the Hills WD diet you may need to try a weight management kibble as some are low in fat & high in insoluble fiber…… She may have problems with digesting her food, like my boy does, he also was a rescue & finally we found he has the Helicobacter infection which causes very bad acid reflux & the Helicobacter is very very hard to kill, you get rid of the Helicobacter with triple therapy antibiotics & it comes back 1-2 months later a nightmare…. So I have just found out that he does better on a diet that had more insoluble fiber as insoluble fiber passes the stomach & doesn’t sit in the stomach like soluble fiber does…
Have u tried the Wellness Small Breed Healthy Weight Patch loves it or the Wellness Core Reduced fat the fiber is very high in the Wellness Core reduced Fat… I’d email Wellness & ask them for the crude fiber % the Insoluble fiber % & the Soluble% & try & get as close as you can to the WD vet diets fibers %
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