If your dog is suffering from a gastrointestinal disease, you can try feeding them a diet that has a decreased chance of irritation. The food you provide your dog should be soothing for both the stomach and intestine. Try feeding your dog meals consisting of 3 parts soft, boiled rice and 1 part low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese. Meals should be offered repeatedly, approximately 5-6 times throughout day in small portions, which are easy to digest. If you want to add meat to your dog’s meal, use a lean variety, i.e. chicken breast, and blend it with rice. Start by using only small amounts of meat before gradually increasing the portion. If your dog is small or a toy-breed, baby-food is also a good option, even though it is high in sodium. Canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) and low-fat plain yogurt also settles the stomach. Alternatively, you can use commercially produced sensitivity foods as well.

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