[New Product] Under the Weather Chicken & Rice Freeze Dried Bland Diet
Feeding a sick dog can be a challenge. When your pet has vomiting and/or diarrhea, even the highest quality food may be harsh on a sensitive stomach. During times of such acute illness, veterinarians often prescribe a bland diet. Though it sounds simple, many of us barely have time to cook for ourselves, let alone for our pets. Learn why Under the Weather Chicken & Rice Freeze Dried Bland Diet for Dogs is the perfect solution to soothe upset stomachs and nourish sick pets back to good health.
What causes vomiting and diarrhea in dogs?
When your pet experiences vomiting and/or diarrhea, it may be difficult to isolate the cause. Many things can cause the expulsion of stomach contents from one end or the other.
Causes of vomiting and diarrhea in dogs include:
- Food allergies
- Hairballs/ingestion of non-food items
- Viral or bacterial infections
- Kidney disease
- Reaction to medications
- Worms and other parasites
- Eating plants
- Exposure to poisons/toxins
Diagnosing and treating dogs with vomiting and diarrhea
Dogs love to explore, smell and taste most everything in their surroundings. This can lead to stomach trouble and digestive imbalance. Some episodes of vomiting or diarrhea may be isolated incidents that resolve on their own. Other times, there may be a systemic illness or disorder that requires diagnosis and treatment.
Following an episode of vomiting and/or diarrhea, it is vital that you keep your pet well hydrated. Provide plenty of fresh, clean drinking water and monitor your pet to make sure he or she is urinating appropriately.
If episodes are continuous or accompany anorexia, lethargy or other signs of illness, pet parents should seek veterinary evaluation to diagnose the cause of vomiting or diarrhea as soon as possible.
When being evaluated for vomiting and diarrhea, it’s important to let your vet know if your pet is on any medications, has any allergies, or has the habit of chewing on objects like pillows, socks, shoes or houseplants.
A veterinary workup for vomiting and diarrhea may include tests like
- X-rays to identify a foreign object in the stomach
- Toxicology testing if poisoning is suspected
- Fluoroscopy to evaluate how food passes through your pet’s digestive system
- Esophagoscopy and endoscopy of the esophagus and stomach to look for ulcers, tumors or parasites
- Food allergy testing to identify food sensitivities
Once diagnosis of the cause of vomiting/diarrhea is completed, your veterinarian may place your pet on food restrictions and recommend a bland diet until his or her digestive system is functioning properly. Medications or digestive enzymes may also be recommended.
Under the Weather Chicken & Rice Freeze Dried Bland Diet for Dogs soothes agitated tummies
When your pet’s stomach is too sensitive for his or her regular food, turn to Under the Weather Chicken & Rice Freeze Dried Bland Diet for Dogs. This limited ingredient, freeze-dried bland diet is ideal for pets who are recouperating from an illness or otherwise unable to eat commercial pet food.
This easy-to-prepare meal will be easy on your dog’s delicate digestive system. Plus, it provides essential nutrients to get your pet through an acute illness and help restore normal digestive function. The only ingredients are white rice and real, 100% human-grade, white meat chicken, so you can be sure you won’t be giving your pet anything that will further aggravate an already upset stomach.
Under the Weather Chicken & Rice Freeze Dried Bland Diet for Dogs is quick and easy to prepare — just add boiling water, stir and let cool to room temperature. Your dog will love the just-like-homemade taste and you will love the convenience. The U.S.A.-raised chicken rehydrates to a state very close to fresh meat in both taste and appearance. It’s like giving your dog a meal of freshly boiled poultry without all the hassle of cutting and cooking. Plus, the zippered bag lets you reseal unused portions to keep your pet’s bland diet as fresh as the day it was opened.
Each bag contains four servings for dogs weighing less than 25 lbs, three servings for dogs weighing 25-50 lbs, or 2 servings for dogs weighing over 50 lbs. Be prepared for your pet’s next bout of vomiting and diarrhea by keeping a few bags of Under the Weather Chicken & Rice Freeze Dried Bland Diet for Dogs to help ease your pet back to a state of healthy digestion.