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30 Foods for Dachshunds with Sensitive Stomachs

| Published on September 27, 2022

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

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

30 Best Foods for a Dachshund with a Sensitive Tummy

We use Purina Pro Plan for sensitive skin and stomach and our girl tolerates it well!

Author: Evonne Sifford C.

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We use for both of my doxies Royal Canine low fat gastrointestinal, both dry and can

Author: Jan G.

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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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This is the only brand my girl can eat. It comes in several flavors. She has a super sensitive stomach. Good luck.

Author: Danielle C.

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Without any doubt I will recommend Solid Gold’s Wee Bit. I’ve been feeding it to all my dachshunds for the last 20 plus years and they all thrive on it. It’s the perfect size with the perfect ingredients.

Author: Peter Rock F.

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There’s a dog food called just food for dogs. I fought my small mix breed dog from the day I brought her home. Sensitive stomach and pallet. This food is made in a human style kitchen. There are several choices on ingredients, it did the trick. Can even buy it frozen. I bought it at petco then Amazon

Author: Gail Hammond C.

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Our girl Susie had HGE once as a youngster, Texas A&M suggested Prey Model Raw, which was perfect for the last 13 years until a few months ago. Now her sensitive tummy cant handle raw so she is 9n this Rx food in kibble and canned. Doing great.

Author: Dianne D.

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Mine is on Arden Grange sensitive (Dalmatian on front of bag). Has great reviews and he looks great on it

Author: Fiona H.

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We use nutro ultra senior. Not sure if your baby is a senior, but this is the first food that doesn’t bother my baby’s stomachs. They probably have an adult formula.

Author: Emme H.

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My Dachshund with tummy issues, eats Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Stomach Salmon and Rice Small Breed. That did the trick! I tried even more expensive brands with little result!

Author: Susan F.

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I have a mini dachshund and before her I had a long haired dachshund, my mini is 7months old now but I’ve always fed her Diamond Naturals Chicken and rice formula, all stages & I’ve had no issues

Author: Crystal Howcroft N.

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We feed ours Little Caesars. 1/2in morning and 1/2 in evening. She seems to be ok with it.

Author: Paulette G.

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Works the best for our dogs.

Author: Ellen M.

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Pedigree is all mine ate ,so I really don’t know what ck with vet. ,my sister fed hers with boiled white chicken only. So spoiled

Author: Paulette L.

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My Benny can only eat this. He basically has IBS.

Author: Patricia S.

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Home made stock .. mashed steamed veggies and the main thing that has really helped is 1/4 teaspoon of flax seed powder .. and rosehip granules ..

Author: Debbie L.

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I feed a food from H‑E‑B in Texas. My dogs haven’t had any more issues with their stomach.

Author: Karol Schwertner H.

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Natural Balance. My miniature dachshund had stomach issues until I started feeding her this food.

Author: Gwen S.

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Our female had the same problem and we switched to Iams Healthy Digestion. She has had no issues since the switch.

Author: John L. B.

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We struggled with this for a couple of years. We have been feeding our Sam, Farmer’s Dog and have not had any issues in quite some time. On the more expensive side, but well worth it.

Author: Shelly M.

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Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach (Salmon & Rice)


Author: Kristina D.

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We’ve been using freshpet. She. Has a shinier coat and less tummy trouble.

Author: Cathy Beachum B.

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Tractor supply brand, 4health sensitive stomach.

Author: Vicke W.

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Hill’s Science Diet lowfat ID digestive care.

Author: Karen M.

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I make my girls just a simple chicken and rice. No seasonings at all, but I add water after it cooks and it forms a gravy. I bag it up and serve it heated up for a few days. They love it


Author: Shaun D.

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No poultry or byproducts or meal or grains. We use Tractor Supply Store 4HEALTH grain free mixed hard food and can.

Author: Brenda L.

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We just started giving ours Wellness Simple Ingredient and they both love it. Has really helped with their skin and tummies and Chewy delivers it in 24-48 hours!

Author: Casey S.

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My Dachshund had pancreatitis really bad. The vet put her on Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Low Fat. It’s expensive but she has been doing good for several years.

Author: Linda Q.

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A homemade diet with supplements. You get to choose what goes into your dog’s food making accommodations to what works for them. I’ve been preparing homemade for mine 4 years 7 months and learned how through well known online holistic vets/dog nutritionists with nothing but positive health improvements. For batches of food I alternate through variety meats, organs, heart, sometimes gizzards, leafy greens, fresh herbs, low glycemic veggies, sometimes butternut squash or canned pumpkin, cranberries or blueberries and calcium source of eggshell powder. Egg added to breakfast every other day, salmon/sardine cluster I make every 4 days as a meal and a cube of homemade bone broth 2-3 times weekly. Not hard to learn how to do it, but there are a few rules to follow to ensure proper nutrition. Meaning a diet of chicken, rice carrots and peas isn’t gonna cut it. Kibble feeders don’t understand that most of these sensitivities and tummy upset is usually due to a dry overly processed food that is not a natural way of feeding. Also if most knew exactly what is in kibble and what is allowed in kibble because it is not a human product would see why it can lead to so many complications, illnesses and disease. Vet and I discuss the diet in detail every year and she approves this diet.

Author: Christina Chestnut E.

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This what we feed our sensitive dachshund. Went through a lot of foods before we settled on this.

Author: John A.

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They particularly love this one.

Author: Michelle L.

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