How to Choose the Best Dog Food for Sensitive Stomach & Skin


When it comes to choosing a food for your dog, there are many factors to consider and hundreds of options to choose from. If your dog has sensitive skin or a sensitive stomach, however, these options tend to get limited quickly. Learn about what you should look for in a dog food to help aid healthy digestion and skin for your dog or puppy and how our Wholesomes Sensitive recipes can help.

What to Look for in a Sensitive Dog Food

If you’ve determined with your vet that your dog has a sensitive stomach, the next step is usually to find a sensitive stomach dog food to help combat it. There are all kinds of foods on the market to potentially help from limited ingredient diets to recipes formulated specifically for skin and stomach. There are also certain ingredients you can look for in your dog’s food to help with different problems as well.

For example, if your dog is allergic or has a sensitivity to chicken, you’ll most likely just look for  a food that doesn’t contain chicken. In a case like this, you typically still have a wide variety of options. However, if your dog has sensitive skin, it may not be because of a specific ingredient and it might not help to avoid certain ingredients. Instead, your dog may find some relief if you find a food that has Omega-3 and Omega-6 in it. These recipes are most often fish-based recipes because fish is known for containing balanced Omegas. 

Similarly, if your dog has a sensitive stomach, it’s not necessarily always related to a specific ingredient. In these cases, you might consider a different protein like lamb. Lamb is a great protein option that few dogs have had the chance to develop an allergy or sensitivity to, so it’s perfect if your dog has a sensitive stomach. 

Wholesomes Sensitive Skin & Stomach Recipes

If you think your dog could find some relief by switching to a sensitive skin and stomach recipe, then look no further than our Wholesomes Sensitive recipes. These recipes come in tasty protein options–lamb, and salmon – and are made with easily-digestible ancient grains designed to be easy on your dog’s stomach. All three recipes, including a large breed dog food option, are also fortified with balanced Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to help enhance the health of your pup’s skin and coat, especially if they struggle with skin sensitivities. Pair all of that with the fact that all three recipes are crafted right here in family-owned, USA kitchens and you’ve got a recipe your dog is sure to love!

Food for Puppies with Allergies or Sensitivities   

If you have a puppy with allergies or sensitivities, you’ll need to narrow down your search a little further. Puppies have unique nutrition requirements like certain levels of DHA to help their little bodies and brains develop properly. Additionally, puppies typically require more calories to keep up with their quick growth and high energy. Add this on top of an already narrowed search for a sensitive recipe, and you might think you’ll have to do some digging to find a great recipe for your puppy with a sensitive stomach.

However, our Sensitive Skin & Stomach with Lamb Protein, Sensitive Skin & Stomach with Salmon Protein, and Sensitive Skin & Stomach Large Breed with Salmon Protein are crafted for all life stages, meaning even puppies can get relief from skin and stomach troubles. These recipes are made with levels of DHA suitable to support puppies’ healthy growth and are pea-, lentil-, and legume-free.

If you think that our Wholesomes Sensitive recipes may be a good fit for your dog or puppy, find a retailer near you to try it today!