Dog Food Options for Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

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If you guys haven’t realized this yet, my dog means the WORLD to me. Especially now that I am home every day, I just can’t get enough of her. So when she feels sick, I do everything I can to make her feel better.

As she has gotten older, she has had more issues with her stomach. We have tried multiple kinds of food to see what works for her, but we have decided to go grain-free with Purina® Pro Plan® and see how that worked with her stomach – and boy are we glad we did!!

If you have a dog with stomach issues, here is what to look for to help ease their stomach (while still letting them enjoy their food!):

1.  Do your research

When you are looking for the right kind of food for your dog, you need to research before heading to the store and being overwhelmed by all of the options. A useful tool is the myPlan tool which you can find here. You can also check out the Social Hub which will have many other helpful tutorials so you can discover the best options for your pet.

2. Take your dog to the store with you

We got this dog food at PetSmart, where we shop for all of our pup’s goodies. She always enjoys the trip to PetSmart and all of the yummy smells. We always make sure she likes the smell of whatever we get her before we buy it. Thankfully, Pro Plan passed the test.

Plus, Dori loves going to PetSmart because she always gets loved on and spoiled by the staff. It is our favorite place to take her, and it is her favorite place to be.

3. Look for food with the right texture that your dog will enjoy

If your pet prefers wet food, make sure that the brand offers it. However, if your pet likes dry food (like mine), look for food that contains a variety of textures. Pro Plan contains crunchy kibble and tender shredded pieces.

4. Don’t sacrifice taste!

You shouldn’t have to pick food for your dog that they don’t find yummy. So pick the flavor your dog loves the most with Pro Plan. They offer: real chicken, beef, lamb or salmon.

I ended up getting turkey & chicken and beef & salmon because those are Dori’s two favorite flavors!

5. Try options like grain-free or no corn, wheat or soy options

To find the best option for your pet, you may need to try different options. Pro Plan offers each of these, making it easy to test what is best for your pet’s stomach and cognitive health. The also have other options formulated for age or activity lifestyle that will help you narrow it down. All of these options include all of the nutrition your pet needs, backed by a team of over 400 Purina scientists including nutritionists, behaviorists and veterinarians. This is why the food is our #1 choice for our Dori!

If you want to go try out Purina Pro Plan yourself from PetSmart, make sure to take advantage of one of these great offers:

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    1. Anthony Urbano
      November 8, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Aww I don’t have a dog but if I did I would definitely research whatever food I gave him!

    2. November 8, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      omg I love Purina for my dog! she loves it so much and I think it is so good for her 🙂 thanks for sharing babe!

    3. Jennifer Quattrucci
      November 8, 2017 / 11:20 pm

      This is really informative and interesting! I had no idea there were so many options out there and it’s so great that Pet Smart and Purina can be counted on to give your pet the best!

    4. Jenna M Wood
      November 9, 2017 / 12:31 am

      Luckily we don’t have special dietary needs, but I am still picky about the formulas we feed our pets- I love that the Purina University helps pet owners choose the right formula for their pets! #client

    5. Sweet as Fiction
      November 9, 2017 / 12:36 am

      I don’t own a dog but these are such great suggestions. I can definitely pass this on to my friends who own dogs. They’d love this post <3
      Sweet as

    6. gina diaz
      November 9, 2017 / 3:04 am

      Thank you for sharing this information babe! I do not have a dog right now, I wish I did. But I will keep this in mind for the future when I buy a dog :)) Great post!
      xx. Gina

    7. November 9, 2017 / 4:05 am

      Hello dear, thank you for sharing all these insightful info. When our dog was still alive we would feed her the same brand! I loved going down memory lane reading this post!Love, Dom

    8. November 9, 2017 / 4:22 am

      Great information for anyone who owns a dog. Will have to pass it to my Mom for our dog back home.

    9. Samjah
      November 9, 2017 / 4:41 am

      What a cool post! I dont have a dog but my mother does and I will definitely refer this post to her. Her dog is getting up there in age and this is some good info!

    10. Simonetta Lein
      November 9, 2017 / 5:32 am

      Your dog is awesome 👏 and thank you for sharing this tips and this type of food. My dog s very particular with his food so we are chanting it often. I will try this one too 😉

    11. Bianca
      November 9, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      I don’t have a dog sadly 🙁 but this is awesome information that I never thought about! Thanks for sharing!

    12. November 9, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      It is so nice that you treat your dog so well! I’m sure it helps him to stay happy and healthy. I don’t have a dog, but if I did, I would definitely try out these options!

    13. November 10, 2017 / 6:14 am

      I don’t have pets, but I love how you treat yours so good to ensure he’s healthy! Thank you for sharing this!

    14. November 10, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      I just got a Germnan Shepherd puppy and his previous owner advised a type of food he used to eat. However he doesn’t seem to enjoy it at our home.. Wonder if it’s a change in locations? Same food… Will do some research to see what suits him x
      Tatyana xLAFOTKA

    15. Aimara
      November 10, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      This post is so adorable! I’m always looking for the best for my little Toto!Will def try this out for him! :)

    16. November 10, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      So Cute Post:)I dont have Dog but I want so much:)How are you Darling?Kisses

    17. November 11, 2017 / 2:24 am

      Even though I don’t own a pet, it’s kind of fun reading about the best ways to care for your pets like this post! That’s wonderful there are certain foods for pets with sensitive stomachs. Hope your pup enjoyed his!xo Samantha

    18. November 11, 2017 / 7:38 am

      That is so cool… and i thiught i was having a sensitive stomach. I love dogs and the fact that there is food for them… which helps their stomach problems is amazing

    19. November 12, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Very cool, I don’t have a dog but I will definitely be checking this brand out. Your dog is cute by the way.

    20. November 12, 2017 / 10:54 pm

      I am so glad you were able to find dog food that was better for Dori’s stomach and that she enjoys. She sure looks happy eating her new dog food!

    21. Eva
      November 13, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      I’m glad because someone thinks what is better for them. We need to give them the best. I’m glad tolto I find the best meals for your dog!

    22. Thomas Faklkenstedt
      November 17, 2017 / 11:09 pm

      I grew up with dogs, mainly German Sherperds, I wish I could treat them to these lovelies now as it wasn’t possible in the 90s!Thomas xx