Colitis is an issue that affect the digestive apparatus of human and dogs, causing digestive problems, gas production, diarrhea, abdominal pain. As it happens for us, dog should also find the correct diet in order to control this issue, and going through medication only if colitis becomes serious.
Best foods for a dog with colitis
Companies that manufacture food for animals are increasingly focused on colitis, so you can find many complete foods on the market (dry and wet), made specifically to prevent straining the digestive apparatus of the dog. If we have chosen to feed the dog dishes made by us, we should provide it with some digestive animal origin proteins (chicken, turkey, rabbit), serving them along with boiled rice and few vegetables, since fibers can have negative side effects. Boiled fish is also a good choice, while it is better to curb eggs and giblets.
FOS and hypoallergenic foods for dogs with colitis
Foods made for dog with colitis often contain large amounts of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), which is to say carbohydrates that help removing bacteria and keeping clean dog’s intestine. If this issue is due to intolerances and allergies, it is better to feed some hypoallergenic food recommended by a specialist. Dogs with a weak intestine should avoid chestnut, chickpea flours and sugar, in order to prevent fermentation.
Other useful information to treat dog with colitis
Colitis is a chronic condition that can arise anytime, so you don’t need to be careful only on the diet, but also on the environment and our dog lifestyle. Stress may arise a serious condition, so you should pay more attention on this. Changes, departures, the arrival of a child or another furry friend at home… the dog should face all these events with as much serenity as possible.