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What treats for pup with sensitive tummy?

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WTFwasthat Sun 09-Dec-12 09:34:59

Am feeding prescription Royal Canin dry food but really would like to use a training treat too. Any recommendations?

Floralnomad Sun 09-Dec-12 09:51:36

Cooked chicken .

tabulahrasa Sun 09-Dec-12 09:59:40

I was going to say chicken as well.

Hopengloooooooooooooooria Sun 09-Dec-12 10:01:09

Use the same food as a training treat and reduce the amount fed at meal times accordingly

fanoftheinvisiblebigredman Sun 09-Dec-12 12:55:45

chicken is the only thing that doesn't upset my pups tummy.

PottedShrimp Sun 09-Dec-12 13:42:14

Same food as for meals, you know it agrees with him, so keep to that until he is a bit older.

WTFwasthat Sun 09-Dec-12 15:57:57

So chicken or his regular food then?

Cuebill Sun 09-Dec-12 17:53:17

It depends on the dog. I would want to work out what he is sensitive to and that can only be done by an elimination diet.

So for six weeks I would only feed him one food. If you stick with the kibble you can make biscuits from it.
Soak the kibble in water until soft
Then press onto a baking tray
Cook on a low heat until the kibble becomes biscuit like
When cool cut into small biscuits shapes

The kibble biscuits taste slightly different to the dog than "normal kibble" and the cracking, breaking sound of the biscuit will be great for training treats.

alwaysworking Sun 09-Dec-12 17:54:48

I use chicken, cheese, bread, ham, sausage, hotdog. Anything that gets the focus on me that I need.

She eats BARF so I'm not slicing a cow's tongue or chicken wing.

her tummy before BARF was a right state but now it's not really affected by treats.

I give teeny tiny pieces.

We're working through a book about recall by pippa mattinson which recommends different quality of treats from average up to mega so we're going that route as a bomb proof recall is worth anything! grin

WTFwasthat Sun 09-Dec-12 18:56:57

barf? thats raw isnt it?

EdgarAllanPond Sun 09-Dec-12 19:07:01

bone and raw food.

though cooked chicken or sausage make great treats.

if royal canin doesn't work out for you, consider trying a BARF diet instead.

BrigitBigKnickers Sun 09-Dec-12 19:12:33

My dog has a sensitive stomach and does well on the Burns dry food- she loves it as a treat too.

James Well Beloved is a good food too for sensitive stomachs but I found it gave my dog rather smelly wind! grin

fanoftheinvisiblebigredman Sun 09-Dec-12 19:55:01

Jwb gave my pup pure liquid runs despite attempting a slow change. Wainwrights was nowhere near as bad but i'm afraid by the time we were at the 2 week stage and nearly fully changed he had terrible wind and sloppy pale poo.

I have begrudgingly had to accept that Eukanuba and chicken for treats suits him. I know it is expensive and not the best but he has solid firm dark poo. Do you know I don't think I have ever discussed poo as much as I have since we got a puppy!

WTFwasthat Sun 09-Dec-12 21:20:24

haha! i am rather preoccupied with pup poop atm grin. He had a few days of lovely poos when i got the canin sensitive puppy food but he eats mud, grass any old wrappers in the park and he did get a sachet of cat foodbthree days ago which i think was thr culprit! The scavenging in the park doesnt seem to make him runny but all other treats do! Just feel guilty giving only one variety of food every meal forever hmm

WTFwasthat Sun 09-Dec-12 22:23:17

won't he get bored if he has to eat the same thing forever confused

tabulahrasa Mon 10-Dec-12 11:31:47

Most dogs eat the same food all the time, even if they've not got particularly sensitive stomachs it upsets their digestion when you change their food.

I would try and find something more exciting to use for training, mine just looks at me like this hmm if I use his food, lol.

Chicken should be fine, you could try it and see...if he's fine with chicken you can then try other stuff as well.

WTFwasthat Tue 11-Dec-12 12:12:29

think i will try chicken then.

kilmuir Wed 12-Dec-12 14:05:56

pumpkin is good for upset tummy

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