20 Foods for Cavaliers with Sensitive Stomachs

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

We’ve summarized the best responses below. Always remember to check with your veterinarian before making changes that affect your Cavalier’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 Cavalier with a Sensitive Tummy

Boiled chicken breast, rice and plain yogurt in food processor. Small meals several times a day. I added a boiled egg in and some green beans as well. Angel loved it.

Author: Nancy A.

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Homemade + vitamins worked for our boy who had a very sensitive stomach and immune system issues. The recipe was from a vet at UC Davis. This way you have 100% control of the ingredients.

Author: Diana Raber M.

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My girl has to go on purina pro plan sensitive skin and stomach she has bad allergies

Author: Denise F.

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The Farmers Dog, itbis a fresh food delivery service. My 2 cavaliers are so much healthier now with firm and smaller poops. No vomiting at all

Author: Karen Anderson C.

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My Joejoe is on zignature kangaroo has been on it for 6 years it took me a year to find the right food him. He was getting sick every day not nor more

Author: Linda O.

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My dog has fish and rice and Royal Canin gastrointestinal as he has colitis

Author: Shirley F.

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Orjen dry food and Acanna chicken wet food .

Author: Jennifer H.

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We fed our Cavalier, Science Diet for sensitive stomach. Our vet recommended it.

Author: Marguerite L.

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Our boy is on chicken and rice for his sensitive stomach and both Hills and Royal Canin do a gastrointestinal prescription food (dry or tinned). We’ve been given him that for years and he’s done really well on them.

Author: Mel Sa D.

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Lily’s kitchen recovery works for my dog, plus she has a sachet of probiotics mixed in from YouMove. I’ve had a hard time sorting the “funny tummy” with her. But this seems to be working so far. She does have some pooch and mutt kibble mixed in as well. The small bites as she doesn’t have many teeth left. Bless her xx wouldn’t be without her though

Author: Julie C.

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Fresh pet in refrigerator in dog food area there is one made for sensitive stomach. Publix maybe WalMart

Author: Notary and wedding Planning By C.

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Boiled chicken breast and rice. Once calmed down ask vet about a recommended dry food for morning feed. Ours is on a salmon, veg and rice one after trying many different ones.

Author: Dana R.

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My fur baby has Naturo meat with rice and Omeprozole each day.

Author: Kathy N.

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My dog was hospitalised for severe hemorrhagic diarrhoea and the vet put him on hills prescription diet digestive care

Author: Kate B.

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One of my Cavaliers kept having bouts of diarrhea every few months. The vet put him on royal Canin hydrolyzed protein she thinks he may have irritable bowel.

Author: Jennifer Fusilier R.

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Royal canine Gastrointestinal, my cav is on this due to colitis. He is fine and no probs.x

Author: Janet M.

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A species appropriate diet. RAW. my older cavvie is 12, is allergic to many foods is raw, fed and hasn’t had to see a vet in 7 years. Don’t give dogs rice they can’t digest it and chicken and beef are most common intolerances.

Author: Penny L.

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Add pure pumpkin to the diet. About 2 teaspoons, or plain cooked pasta. And probiotic for dogs. My cavalier gets these. The probiotic really works.

Author: Mindy A.

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Make sure you know why your cavalier’s stomach is sensitive. The why makes a difference. My 14 year old cavalier had reoccurring pancreatitis with the high end rich foods favored by cavalier breeders and online groups. She requires very low fat Hills i/d prescription food. My five year old cavalier had reflux issues as a puppy with the diet his breeder had him on. He’s on the same low fat Hills i/d prescription food and no more reflux (which looked like vomiting clear fluid randomly on my floors).

Author: Phaedra Bean R.

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our vet recommended Pro Plan Adult Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice Formula and my girl is doing so much better. She can’t have chicken anymore. no more itching either.

Author: Karen F.

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