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20 Best Foods for a Rottweiler with Diarrhea

Written by: Zyra Capalac
Zyra is a Special Project Coordinator of HomeLife Media and a writer for She has 3 dogs namely Skye, Luna, and one of them is a rescue, named Tesla.Read more
| Published on February 8, 2023
There are few things more challenging than a rottweiler with the runs! Managing your dog’s diarrhea can be a challenge, especially if you’re feeding the wrong food. We asked our Facebook Rottweiler community the following question, “What’s the best food for a rottweiler that frequently has diarrhea?” We received hundreds of replies, and we have summarized some of the best answers below.
Always remember to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your rottweiler’s diet, especially if they frequently suffer from Diarrhea. There may be underlying issues that need to be addressed. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

20 Best Foods for Rottweiler with Diarrhea

Had to put my pup on purina puppy chow and added chicken and rice that I cook over top. Went thru every high dollar food available. It was darn scary day after day. First bag of Puppy chow he was better. Second day it was gone

Author: Denise J.

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When I worked in the veterinary field, my rottie & bullmastiff both use to be put on Forti Flora. It comes in packets through the veterinarian. Sprinkle it on their food. All of them loved it. It helps Good gut bacteria .

Author: Betsy M.

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I had the same problem. After taking everything but water away for 24 hours. I began feeding boiled burger or chicken with rice until the diarrhea subsided. I then slowly added lamb and rice until rice and boiled burger was gone. They now eat a consistent diet of lamb and rice with pumpkin (cannot be pumpkin pie mix). They don’t have diarrhea and they are very happy and healthy! Good luck and stay the course. It’s a process.

Author: Susan Kenney B.

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I used Biljac Dry when I had that problem and it worked for my guy. Try pumpkin first.

Author: Ron M.

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Our rotties used Pro Plan Sensitive Stomach salmon and rice formula and now my sons boxer (who has always had loose stools/diarrhea) is on it and a foster dog is on it for all his list of medical issues.

Author: Teresa Marquess D.

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Ive been using Purina large breed puppy chow but then switched to Diamond Natural lamb and rice..and I put a raw egg in his food twice a week…also I feed him all natural treats and bones…he’s 8 months old and almost 90 lbs…

Author: Derek C.

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Mine has the doggie equivalent of celiac. No wheat for her at all. Treats are dehydrated sweet potatoes that I make for her. Do boiled chicken and brown rice to get it calmed and then you may need Royal Canin HP food.

Author: Maria D.

Likes: 3

Yes our rottie too couldn’t tolerate many different brands..except Rachel Ray, chicken and veggies, everything else gave her loose stools, diarrhea..sometimes I do add some rice to her food or pumpkin..and if your dog has diarrhea again, boiled chix and rice, always plain! Good luck!

Author: Jenine Giaquinto G.

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Mine couldn’t eat anything with chicken in it. Finally found one that Tractor Supply sells. It’s called 4 Health. The diarrhea and vomiting stopped.

Author: Sandi Stewart K.

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We have the same issue with our Rottie with diarrhea and occasionally vomiting (with loud stomach noises). We tried several different foods along with probiotics. I finally met with a holistic vet and we did some tests (fecal/microbiome/detailed hair analysis). We changed her food to farmers dog turkey recipe and supplements. She hasn’t had an issue since we changed to a human grade cooked food diet and supplements recommended by our holistic vet. There are a lot of environmental issues that affect them as well which is what the detailed hair analysis showed (toxins).

Author: Wendy Erbes S.

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It helps to give his stomach a rest from all the kibble and or canned food that has to work hard to digest it. Try giving him just plain boiled chicken and rice and maybe canned pumpkin. Start out with a little pumpkin if your dog is not used to it. Give that to him/her for a couple days see if that clears it up. Dogs are sneaky. They get into gosh who knows when we’re not looking. We can’t watch them 247. As long as he’s not throwing up also, the diarrhea should clear up. If it doesn’t, a trip to the vet should be planned. The digestion system definitely needs a rest. Make sure he/she drinks plenty of water. Diarrhea dehydrates the body. Good luck!

Author: Roberta Davis-D.

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I have mine on Science Diet sensitive stomach and skin I add cooked skinless boneless chicken thighs and Smart Earth Camelina oil

Author: Margie L.

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Pedigree dry food and warm chicken broth . don’t deviate from this and you will have a healthy and beautiful dog

Author: Daniel B.

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If your dog has diarrhea give him some Pumpkin and it will firm up his stool. I raised Rottweilers and had them for 40 years and everyone was raised on Purina Puppy Chow the original one. and then at two they went to the dog chow. I had beautiful coats of two of them were show dogs with many wins under their belt.

Author: Donna C.

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Mine was having diarrhea on pro plan .. so we switched to Blue Buffalo and I also put my girl on a digestive enzyme and probiotic .. it was amazing.. now she’s just taking the probiotic with the Blue Buffalo and she has perfect poops!

Author: Jacqueline P.

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Ours did also we use Diamond large breed puppy and it’s now solid our pup is just now a year old

Author: Angela H.

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Hill prescription ID low fat. Excellent for this situation. Easily digestible and full of nutrients. It could be the diet and/or food allergies. My dog had to stay on low fat diet.

Author: Laura B.

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I switched to Iams lamb and rice. She really likes it and her gas has almost completely disappeared. Believe me when she was eating the other she would clear out the room..

Author: Robert H.

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The only food we found that didn’t give Tank diarrhea is the Rachel Ray Nutrish beef pea and brown rice. He can’t have chicken or anything bird because it gives him goopy eyes. We have tried every brand! It took forever with many trips to the vet.

Author: Ashley Ghibellini H.

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We went through this with our rotti. This is the only food that works for her. Nutri Source PureVita Salmon and Potato

Author: Kerri S.

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Always consult your vet before making any health changes to your rottweiler’s diet, especially if they frequently suffer from diarrhea, as there may be other medical issues that need to be addressed. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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