Digestive sensitivity in dogs
Digestive sensitivity is common in all breeds of dogs. It has many causal factors however the most common are unnecessary allergens found in many dog foods including artificial flavours, colours and preservatives, gluten, wheat and dairy. Often they are added to bulk out the food at a cheaper cost to the manufacturer, to increase the shelf life of the food and to make it more palatable.
As small, medium and large pedigree dogs age and grow at different rates it is important that you feed them a diet suited to their size and life stage. Royal Canin offer a wide variety of diets to suit all dogs.
The Royal Canin mini sensible diet is suitable for dogs which weigh up to 10kg at their adult weight. It contains prebiotics and LIP proteins to aid good digestion and to help maintain good stool quality. The food is highly palatable and will therefore encourage even the fussiest of dogs and it also helps to reduce tartar formation due to the calcium content it contains.
The Royal Canin medium sensible diet contains only high quality protein sources and a combination of prebiotics to aid good digestive health. Its high level of Omega 6 fatty acids also helps to keep the coat shiny and healthy.
The Royal Canin maxi sensible diet is for large breeds which weigh 26-44kg at their adult weight. This food is for adult dogs only and should only be fed to dogs over 15 months old. This diet also helps to support your dog’s bones and joints which are placed under more strain in larger breeds.
To ensure your dog maintains a good body condition it is important you feed them accurately according to the recommended feeding guideline for the food. If you are unsure then seek veterinary advice.
Look at the following body condition chart to compare your dog’s body to see where it measures on the chart. If your dog does not fall under the ideal category then you need to implement measures to help them reach this score. If your dog needs to lose or gain weight then it is important that you ensure this is done safely and moderately.