Does your dog have the healthiest digestive system possible? Is he eating happily? Is he thriving, growing and making the most of life? All dogs are different and many suffer from delicate digestion. To keep your dog healthy and enjoying life to the fullest, it’s crucial his digestive system works at its best. For some dogs, this may mean choosing a sensitive stomach dog food.

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The digestive system is a 24/7 safeguard for your dog. 70% of your dog’s immune cells are found in here, protecting his body from toxins and creating a barrier between your dog and the harmful microbes of the outside world, stopping dog illnesses. It also has the crucial job of absorbing nutrients from food, converting them into energy, and excreting anything indigestible.

If you think that you dog may have delicate digestion, keep an eye on him to see if he displays any unusual symptoms. There are two main things to look for:

  • His stools are frequently soft and poorly formed

Occasional diarrhoea and loose stools are a natural sign of microflora imbalance. However, when it is more frequent, it might be a food intolerance or allergy. If you are concerned, visit your vet to get your dog examined.

  • He has a bad reaction to a new diet

When you change your dog’s diet, it’s best to do it gradually, as switching dog food quickly rather than gradually can lead to temporary upsets. However, if even a slow change leads to flatulence and/or diarrhoea, it might be a sign that your dog is not tolerating their new diet.

If you think your dog has the signs of a sensitive stomach, consult your vet for more information. They may recommend that you try a sensitive dog food, such as Purina® PRO PLAN® DOG with OPTIDIGEST.