The health of the dog largely depends on its diet. Particularly carefully need to treat these owners of a pet who have digestive problems. In this case, special feeds are shown.
A manifestation of weak digestion in dogs can be constipation and diarrhea, pancreatitis, gastritis and gastroenteritis, inflammation of the intestinal walls. This, in turn, can lead to problems with wool, bone system, and teeth of the pet, which is due to non-inflammation and, as a result, a deficiency of some nutrients. The animal can become restless or, on the contrary, sluggish.
The cause of intestinal disorder is usually the action of a poisonous component or individual intolerance to the body of a pet of a particular feed ingredient.
In this case, the use of therapeutic and specialized food for dogs with sensitive digestion is shownch products have the following characteristics:
- Optimizes the digestive process due to hypoallergenic ingredients and their rapid assimilation;
- Protects the gastrointestinal tract, has a beneficial effect on the gastric mucous membranes;
- Normalizes the operation of the excretory system, including liver, kidneys;
- Improves intestinal motility, contributes to a faster and more qualitative cleansing, normalizes intestinal microflora.
There are only natural ingredients in such a food, a high content of animal protein. However, only dietary varieties are used as a meat component – turkey, rabbit, lean veal, lamb.
If we are not talking about beeled food, then rice and oats act as carbohydrates. In food for dogs with sensitive digestion, reduced content of fats is noted, as the latter is usually fish oil.
To improve digestion in the stern, there are prebiotics and antioxidants, dried vegetables and fruits, flax seeds.
If the dog is prone to weight gain and at the same time has problems with the digestive tract, then it is shown food with a low content of fats and carbohydrates, grain-free food is acceptable. The composition should be dominated by protein and fiber.
If problems with the functioning of the digestive tract are accompanied by kidney diseases (and one often follows from the other), then the amount of protein in the dog's diet should not be high. As a rule, most older dogs suffer from kidney failure. The kidneys of the animal cease to cope with their main function – the elimination of toxins, they begin to dry out (lose up to 50-70% of tissues).
In this case, it is necessary to ensure that the phosphorus content in the food is reduced, sodium bicarbonate is present, and possibly an increased content of high-quality fats. But the amount of protein consumed must also be reduced and the water salt balance of the pet's body should be carefully monitored.
Despite the benefits and medicinal properties of such feeds, they are contraindicated for small puppies, pregnant and lactating dogs. Naturally, medicated food will be harmful if the dog has an intolerance to a particular ingredient in the formulation.
Consider the most popular food for dogs with sensitive digestion
Food from a well-known manufacturer, in the line of which there are medicinal products, in particular, indicated for problems with the gastrointestinal tract. This food is available in dry form and in the form of canned food. The composition contains prebiotics, food is indicated for gastritis and pancreatitis.
A feature of the composition is the naturalness of the ingredients and the presence of specially processed fats that do not burden the intestinesitable for use, including during an exacerbation of the disease.
Food recommended for gastritis and pancreatitis from another well-known manufacturer. It is characterized by a reduced fat content and a high content of easily digestible protein. It is better to use only during an exacerbation of the disease, not recommended for long-term consumption. Not suitable for feeding individuals during pregnancy and lactation.
It belongs to the super-premium class feed, available in the form of dry granules. There is a variety for puppies (the food is produced with a Junior litter) and for adults.
This product is characterized by a high calorie content, so the dosage of the food should be strictly observed.
The basis is a protein of animal origin, the composition also containsl-carnitine, which helps to avoid a set of subcutaneous fat. Designed to speed up metabolic processesitable for animals with intolerance to a particular product, manifested by a disorder of the digestive tract, dermatological reactions (redness, itching). Not suitable for puppies, pregnant or lactating dogs. Available in the form of granules and in the form of canned food.
Premium feed, characterized by affordability and high quality. The composition includes a high content of protein (including pieces of dried meat) and fiber, has a high nutritional value, and normalizes digestion.
Indicated in renal failure. Approved for use both during an exacerbation of the disease (reduces symptoms, speeds up recovery), and as a preventive measure.
The composition contains high-quality protein, the minimum content of phosphorus. Indicated for constipation, anorexia, renal encephalopathy, acidosis, vomiting. Food for pregnant and lactating dogs, puppies is contraindicated.
Please note that different periods of the course of the disease require different dosages and feeding patterns.
Purina Veterinary Diets
Another super premium medical veterinary food for dogs with sensitive digestion (enteritis, colitis, pancreatitis) and kidney disease. Can be used even for pregnant and lactating pets.
There is almost no fat in the composition, but there is natural coconut oil that improves digestion. All components of the composition are easily digestible, so the risk of a disorder is minimal.
The product is considered not only medicinal, but hypoallergenic, suitable for pets prone to overweight. Release form – canned food and dry granules.
Super premium diabetic product. Duck, turkey, lamb meat is used as a source of protein in the product. The food is enriched with Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, contains cereals, vegetables and fruits, medicinal herbs. The latter have a beneficial effect on the condition of the genitourinary, circulatory and nervous systems of the dog.
Brewer's yeast, also present in the product, helps maintain beneficial intestinal microflora.
Suitable for regular feeding, is the prevention of the development of intestinal disorders, gastritis, pancreatitis.
A product for dogs with sensitive digestion, as well as pets with intolerance to multicomponent feeds, food allergies to a specific product. It is characterized by the presence of one component in the composition of one component – only the meat of the lamb, duck or sardine. Also in the composition of fiber, easily digestible fats, minerals, vitamins. It can be used as daily feed.
How to choose?
Similar feeds are ideally consumed as prescribed by a doctor. Among them there are those that are prescribed only with exacerbation, and products that can be given a pet on a regular basis. The first is shown to take at least 2 months.
It is important to be confident in the correct diagnosis (which is why the fooder should ideally be prescribed by a veterinarian after an examination of the animal).
The same vomiting and diarrhea can be both a consequence of an allergy in a dog and a symptom of gastritis and pancreatitis. And if with gastritis it is permissible to increase the protein component in the stern, then with pancreatitis this cannot be done. On the contrary, you need a product with a low protein content.
It is important to understand that therapeutic products are a kind of medicine, it cannot be consumed without prescription and unsystematic.
Before buying, study the composition. It should not have vague formulations (a specific indication of the type of meat), preservatives and “chemistry”, soy, corn (their traces – including).
It is necessary to familiarize yourself with the calculation of the dosage of feeding (usually given by a veterinarian and is indicated on the packaging of the product) and strictly adhere to it. The combination of treatment with any other or natural food is unacceptable. Ideally, you need to feed the pet by the clock.
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