Dogs that have issues with their stomach or skin/coat can experience discomfort that, as pet owners, we naturally empathize with. We all want the best for our pets and, until recently, there were not many pet food options that were designed specifically for dogs with gastrointestinal issues.
Freshpet is out to change that. We have been working on a specialty recipe that would help adult dogs with gastrointestinal issues. Our team is happy to introduce Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin, a pet food that is specially formulated for dogs with sensitive stomachs, skin, and coats. In this article, we discuss the difference between this product and other foods in Freshpet’s repertoire as well as how exactly Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin can help provide our more sensitive furry friends’ continued health.
How is Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin Different from Other Freshpet Products?
As is the case with all Freshpet products, there’s a keen focus in the ingredients and quality. Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin is different from other Freshpet products because it was specially formulated for dogs that have sensitive stomachs. The recipe contains steam cooked chicken, brown rice, and pumpkin – all of which are very easy on your dog’s stomach. The recipe for Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin is also rich in Vitamin A and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which promote your dog’s immune function, cell function, as well as healthy skin and coat. The healthiness of the meal isn’t the only thing that’s enhanced. Freshpet worked hard to ensure that the flavor provides a treat for your pup during every meal.
The natural prebiotics from the chicken, pumpkin, brown rice, sweet potatoes, carrots and chicory root extract all work to ensure that dogs with sensitive stomachs receive the nutrients that they require to stay happy and healthy.
What Are the Benefits of Chicory Root and Other Prebiotics?
Chicory root extract in Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin is a high quality, soluble and functional fiber source that helps with nutrient absorption into your pet’s bloodstream. This is especially the case in foods that contain high amounts of meat and fish.
Chicory root extract is a natural prebiotic that contains inulin, which can assist beneficial bacteria in your dog’s gastrointestinal track. While probiotics are often talked about in relation to you and your pet’s health, prebiotics serve a similarly important function by essentially feeding and acting as nutrition for the “good bacteria” in your pet’s stomach that break them down.
Can I Use This Product When My Dog Is Not Actively Having Stomach or Skin Issues?
You can absolutely give Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin to your dog if they are not actively having issues with their stomach, skin or coat. Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin is formulated for both health and pure preventative benefits as well as for dogs experiencing digestion and/or skin and coat issues. This means that it can be served to your dog as a complete and balanced meal on its own.
The recipe was developed for adult dogs specifically, however, which means that they do not have any of the EPA and DHA that are added to puppy recipes to assist with their development. For this reason, Freshpet asks that you only feed Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin to adult dogs and recommends feeding our puppy formula to dogs that are under the age of one year old.