Dogs can be prone to food intolerances. An intolerance can develop over time and can commonly result in diarrhoea, vomiting or itchy skin.
If your dog is displaying these symptoms then you should seek to provide a diet that is:
Hypoallergenic – a hypoallergenic food should not include the common “trigger” ingredients such as wheat gluten, soya and beef.
Limited to one single protein, for instance Lamb and just one single carbohydrate (for example rice) – this is recommended for sensitive tummies.
Packed full of digestible fibre. You need fibre to provide the optimum amount of bulk for firm stools and high absorption of vitamins and nutrients. For example beet pulp will help aid digestion and aid stool quality.
Burgess Supadog Sensitive is a complete dog food which has been formulated specifically for dogs with sensitive tummies.
If you own a dog you will understand how complex they can be in terms of food and feeding. Some dogs will eat anything and everything and have a digestive system that can cope with a really varied diet, whilst others will struggle to digest certain foods or will be so fussy they will go without food for days.
Before switching to a sensitive or “hypoallergenic” dog food you first need to determine which bracket your dog falls into. Do not confuse a fussy dog with a sensitive dog.
Does your dog display any of the following, common problems*:
Dry, flaky skin
Regular bouts of diarrhoea
Regular bouts of sickness
These problems are common in dogs, with many owners thinking they are simply a normal part of dog ownership. However, it could be that one of more of the standard ingredients in your dogs food are the cause of the problem and by switching to a hypoallergenic complete food you could effectively remove these problems with the minimum of fuss.
Burgess Supadog Sensitive is a complete dog food for adult dogs made from the highest quality ingredients. Unlike other products within the range, Supadog Sensitive is free from wheat, maize, gluten, eggs, beef and dairy products (many of which can cause minor adverse reactions in dogs). British Lamb is the meat ingredient used (26%) within this product (chosen because it is lower in ash than other meats) and rice is the core carbohydrate, along with beet pulp which is proven to aid digestion.
*With any medical matters we would always recommend a visit to the vet