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33 Foods for Boxers with Sensitive Stomachs

| Published on September 28, 2022

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

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

33 Best Foods for a Boxer with a Sensitive Tummy

Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach has worked great for my boxers over the years. One of them had serious intestinal problems when we adopted her. We tried a number of foods, including some of the very expensive specialty foods, but the Pro Plan food was the only one that worked for her.

Author: Sherry Dixon N.

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Natural Balance Vegetarian. Was the only thing that worked for my boy Cooper. Less itchy and stinky too!

Author: Crystal N.

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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 use Chappie dry and wet mixed. He is not good if I swap to something else. Also bowls up in the air to aid digestion.

Author: Alison H.

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Nutri-Source Woodlands Select! Our Boxers have Sensitive stomachs and Allergies. This stuff made a huge difference! You can find it at Krisers, and most feed stores. Not at Walmart!

Author: Steven S.

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Bil JAC sensitive stomach. Bil JAC is the only dog food which cooks all ingredients separate with the proper temperature which makes it easier to digest so no gas no upset stomach. It’s so gentle it’s the only food that dissolves in water other food just swell causing an upset belly or food allergies. Since it’s mostly meat they eat less and is smaller. I recommend it to all my customers with food allergies and their dogs don’t ich anymore and their coats grew back.

Author: Jennifer G.

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Royal Canine Gastrointestinal dog food. In a can wet food. Works great. They may make it in dry also.Get it at your vet. To get it online, you need a prescription.

Author: Ed H.

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Vets all natural with raw mince – improved my boxers health and bloating. No more stinky farts and loved it till he died at 13

Author: Kim F.

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Depending on what allergies if any the boxer has… we use Purina Pro Plan Specialized Adult Dry Dog Food Sensitive Skin and Stomach Lamb and Oatmeal… and our boxer loves it!!!!

Author: Kelly F.

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I’ve been dealing with this issue for months now. We finally got ours on prescription ‘Pro Plan gastrointestinal’ dry. Just about 1/2 cup 5 times a day. With a little water in it. Works wonders. If yours is still throwing up a little, the doctor can give nausea meds. I give every 6 hrs and then an hour later feed so the meds have time to keep the acids down. Works wonders for ours

Author: Candy Jenkins H.

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Chappie chicken flavour we had a boxer with a bad stomach and that suited him just fine

Author: Barbara S.

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Our boxer had a very sensitive stomach. We fed him Natural Balance.

Author: Heidi L Philbrick Y.

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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Protein PD Dry Dog Food. It has duck in it instead of chicken. My boxer had stomach issues forever until we figured out she cannot tolerate chicken. We tried rabbit but that didn’t agree with her either. Good luck!

Author: Laura W.

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Sensitive stomach by Hills science diet. That is what I feedMy Boxer. Less gas and bloating, I feed that to all four of my babies.

Author: Deborah C Thornhill S.

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My vet recommended Nature’s Recipe dry food salmon and sweet potato. Great results and you can buy at Target!

Author: Judy C.

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I got mine from chewy but pet stores sell them .Fat free yogurt

Author: Ann P.

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Purina Pro for sensitive stomach. Pricey but worth it.

Author: Pamela Ladybird B.

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My last two boxers had sensitive stomachs. One was on Nutro for sensitive stomachs. The other was on a presciption from blue Buffalo. The one from Blue Buffalo was delivered.

Author: Pam R.

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I have one girl with IBS and the other with sensitive tummy I recently switch from limited to Acana senior. Not sure how old your pup is. But they are doing great on it.

Author: Cathy H.

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I feed ours a raw diet. For breakfast the get a combo of ground turkey , chopped chicken livers or gizzards, and chopped pork loin or stew beef. For dinner they get chicken breast.

Author: Chuck L.

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We used Fromm’s Pork and Applesauce kibble and soaked it for 20 minutes. Easier to digest. Our dog had pancreatitis.

Author: Nancy Kamin M.

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Bil Jac BUT always heat just a bit to just warm. may also check with your vet. may be sensitive to certain ingredients and need a special/particular dry food

Author: Cindy H.

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My 13 year old boxer had started with GI upsets. I switched her over to Hill Science Diet Adult Sensitive Stomach & Skin formula. Thought I’d try this first then if that didn’t resolve her stomach issues I’d switch to Prescription Hills ID. To my surprise it worked wonders. But I did find it was best to feed her a cup in the morning and a cup at dinner that way she had food in her stomach. It resolved our problems and even made her fur healthy. I would definitely give it a try.

Author: Michelle D.

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Ours is doing well on Acana wholesome grains. I add either cottage cheese, freeze dried raw or Stella and chewy’s wet food to it.

Author: Shannon N.

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I have one that. Can only have beef. She is on Purina true instinct. I tried everything and this one is good for her.

Author: Amanda Nicole S.

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I fed my boxer iams for his wonderful 13 years. And now they have an advanced health: healthy digest kind that my new pup loves. She seems to have a sensitive stomach as well

Author: Nathan F.

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We feed our 2 boxers the following: morning 3 fresh raw chicken wings. Evening 100g of fresh kangaroo mince (human grade) along with 150g if fresh veggies,fruit ,garlic & trumic mix.

Author: Mark P.

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My girl has allergies to salmon and chicken. We stick with anything that’s a white fish and she does well on it. Her allergies come out in hives and hair loss. She is on zignature white fish she does great on it.

Author: Jennifer Wallace S.

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Fromm dry food works great on out Boxer

Author: Crystal W.

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Bil jac. It’s cooked at a lower temperature so it smells more appetizing and breaks down easier so it’s easier to digest. The shelf life isn’t as long because of that but they do little market to keep the price down.

Author: Crystal D R.

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Eukanuba is the only thing my boxer won’t have an allergic reaction to

Author: Marcus G.

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I have always used Nature’s Logic, kibble, wet, raw, treats, and the bone broth. The main ingredients are the same so it’s easy to switch proteins.

Author: Kathy B.

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Arden grange sensitive chick and rice we used to give our dog and she was fine with

Author: Jason W.

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We use Holistic Select for our boxy boxer ( and she has some medical issues)

Author: Margaret D.

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