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20 Foods for Basset Hounds with Sensitive Stomachs

| Published on November 20, 2022

There are few things worse than dealing with diarrhea in your Basset Hound! We asked our 800,000 members from Basset Hound community on facebook the following question: “What’s the best food for a Basset Hound with a sensitive stomach?”

We’ve summarized the best responses below. Always remember to check with your veterinarian before making changes that affect your Basset Hound’s health. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be paid affiliate links at no additional cost to you. 

20 Best Foods for a Basset Hound with a Sensitive Tummy

Something I’ve learned as a general…chicken can be a significant allergy in dogs; and it can develop in older dogs. Try a limited ingredient diet….Merrill salmon & brown rice or Salmon & Sweet potato…

Author: Bryon R.

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If it is just an upset stomach then boiled boneless skinless chicken breast and rice. For chronic stomach issues I give mine Royal Canin Digestive Care dog food. She is elderly and developed a sensitive stomach.

Author: Valerie Cooper R.

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Not a food recommendation, but would HIGHLY recommend this probiotic chew from Amazon. My dog thinks they are a treat and it solidified her poop in about 3 days.

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I used Orijen food for my Bassett. Best thing I ever did! No more stomach, ear, butt or skin problems

Author: Collette Matthes J.

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I just got my girl purina sensitive skin and stomach that is salmon flavor…she loves it

Author: Kathy G.

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I have one of those! She eats Science Diet Sensitive Skin and Stomach with no issues!

Author: Kim McKinley G.

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Purina pro plan sensitive skin and tummy with a scoop of cottage cheese. They love the salt, it’s a natural probiotic, and it supplements those big bones

Author: Brenda B.

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I give mine broasted chicken I buy at Sams club divid and put in baggies freeze that way it stays and mix with moist and meaty or little Cesar wet and moist and meaty I don’t give any dry gives her problems and I give a probiotic for dogs once a day. She does good this way.

Author: Karon Hajny B.

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I have had around 13 Basset Hounds and I have learned that they do not do well with high protein food. Just a well balanced diet. My last Basset with stomach issues did the best on Pedigree in yellow bag, but not with extra protein. Every dog is different The key component is finding out why it’s sensative to foods if possible. Best wishes to your dog.

Author: Kimberly C.

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I fed my 16.5 yr old Bassett Costco’s Kirkland Salmon and Sweet Potato kibble for years. My Yorkie preferred it over her salmon and sweet potato Nutrish kibble or Royal Canin, so I just let her keep eating his. She is now 11 and healthy as can be.

Author: Charlotte P.

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Beat up an egg, 55 seconds in the microwave, cool 2 minutes and serve. My 14 year old dog, Abby, has one every morning and people think she’s 3! (She also eats wet dog food and kibble, but she really bloomed with the daily egg!)

Author: Peggy N.

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We always fed our weimaraner nutro sensitive and he never had trouble. Also use a special dish that made him slow down to eat

Author: Jayne B.

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We started making our own we use rice, chicken livers or beef livers, no salt green beans, sweet potatoes or no salt carrots, plain yogurt, spinach and eggs. We mix all that up and make meals for about 2 weeks. We also add flax seed in with it as well.

Author: Dan O.

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Purina pro plan for sensitive stomachs . We have tried everything from RAW to pre cook to kibble . Our Bassett is 2 and a half . This product has settled him . No more vomiting , reflux or loose stools

Author: Tracy Meakin – K.

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We use Authority brand food… for sensitive stomach. On ruff days, yes, pun intended, plain boiled chicken and rice with a treat of plain yogurt. He loves it.

Author: Allen C.

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Easy and my baby girl love Fresh pet for chronic stomach

Author: Notary and wedding Planning By C.

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We use blue buffalo plain salmon based meal, which he hates and supplement with ground beef or chicken

Author: Skip T.

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Open Farm Fish kibble with ancient grains and goat milk kefir (there are a few brands) it contains probiotics and digestive enzymes.

Author: Jeff G.

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Purina vet diet EN, and Fortaflora probiotic.

Author: Vicki T.

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Mix I cup boiled, diced, boneless skinless chicken breast with 1.5 cups cooked white rice and 1.5 cups Royal Canin Gastrointestinal low fat food, and about 3/4 cup steamed mixed veggies. Use no sodium or spices. Cook the rice in the water left from boiling the chicken breasts. Our 12 year old basset developed pancreatitis and this diet is recommend by our vet. (The Royal Canin is only available with a prescription.) He eagerly eats this entire mixture each day and is feeling great now.

Author: Donna Louise W.

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My Shirlee had a very delicate constitution. I had tried all the vet recommended or ‘science based’ foods and they either didn’t help or Miss Prissy wouldn’t eat it. One night in desperation, I threw some Ken L Ration chewy burger at her and not only did she love it, but no more tummy problems. I was worried though, that it was nutritional enough, and more than one vet said it was perfectly okay. She thrived for another 14 years on it, so I guess so.

Author: Sandi Curtis G.

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