What are the best bones for dogs with sensitive stomachs? What to Know

KONG Goodie Bone Dog Toy

We all know KONG as the original “fill a toy with treats” brand, but did you know that they have a fairly huge line of chew toys in all shapes and sizes?

While you can add some peanut butter or other “squishy” treat sprays to this particular bone, your dog will be just as happy gnashing away with it.

It comes in three sizes, so make sure you pick the right one for your pooch.

  • Durability: The natural KONG Classic red rubber formula is created to be durable and satisfy your dogs natural instinct to chew
  • Great For Stuffing: The KONG Goodie Bone is even more enticing when stuffed with KONG Easy Treat or Snacks. The patented Goodie Gripper holes are ideal for stuffing challenges
  • Mentally Stimulating: The Goodie Grippers extends the mind-occupying treat challenge, and becomes a fun treat dispensing toy for your pet
  • Large Dogs: Made for large dogs size 30-65 lbs / 13-30 kg (Power Chewers: Increase one or two sizes or try KONG Extreme)
  • Made in the USA. Globally Sourced Materials
  • What to Do for Your Dog’s Stomach Upset

    All dogs, just like people, will experience an occasional upset stomach. Anytime your dog is not feeling her best, you have reason to be concerned. Even if the symptoms are mild or infrequent, you’ll want to take steps to ease her discomfort.

    As soon as you notice any signs of a sensitive stomach, cut out all table scraps. Secure the trash can, the cat’s litter box, and be sure there is no opportunity for snacking of any kind.

    For mild stomach upset, withhold food and treats for 12-24 hours and allow your dog’s digestive system to rest. Don’t even give any dog chews for sensitive stomachs at this time. Continue to provide clean, fresh water and let her body heal.

    You might also consider trying a bland diet of boiled rice and chicken that is easy to digest as a temporary measure. If you do want to offer a treat, try ones made with plain yogurt and pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling, just 100% pumpkin) in equal parts. Blend the pumpkin and yogurt, then spoon the mix into an ice cube tray and freeze. The yogurt probiotics will help settle her stomach, while pumpkin will regulate her stools, correcting both hard stools and diarrhea.

    However, if the symptoms are severe, or your dog experiences vomiting or diarrhea for several days, it is time to call the vet. Be prepared to answer questions about how long the issue has been going on. Also, consider taking along a fresh stool sample since there’s a good chance it will be needed to diagnose digestive problems. A ziplock bag works well for this.

    Your vet may recommend antacids, antibiotics, worming medicine, subcutaneous or intravenous fluids, depending upon the issue. Severe cases may require surgery. You’ll most likely be encouraged to change dog foods and switch to dental chews for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

    Editor’s Choice: Barkworthies Bully Sticks

    Sometimes the best treats are the simple ones that stick to just one ingredient. These durable chew sticks are made from 100% free-range, grass-fed beef with no preservatives, coloring, hormones or other chemicals. That’s what makes them a great pick for dogs with dicky tummies. They’re tasty, strong enough to give your dog’s teeth and jaws a good work-out and are fully digestible, making them safe for young pups.

    The GI Tract and Sensitive Stomach with Dr. Karen Becker, DVM

    Dog dental chews have become very popular over the past few years because dog parents are looking for convenient ways to keep their pups’ teeth clean and healthy. The chews are famed for their potential to supplement dogs’ oral care by getting rid of plaque and tartar buildup as well as freshening their breaths. Dogs also enjoy and love them!

    For starters, dog dental chews are chews withnubs, ridges, or rough ingredients to massage and scrape off your dog’s gums,improving his dental health. They may also feature polyphosphatecoatings to enhance the elimination of tartar and plaque from your dog’s teeth.

    Besides scrapping off tartar and plaque, dog dental chews can also help eliminate unpleasant breath in dogs, especially if the cause of the smell is trapped food. The chews can also ease the discomfort that comes with teething.

    Dog dental chews should never be treated as a substitute for regular brushing. The chews are designed to only reduce tartar buildup in your dog. To keep your dog’s dental condition in top shape, you have to brush your pooch’s teeth regularly with a suitable dog toothbrush and toothpaste.