Colitis is a specific intestinal problem that can be really tricky for your dog or cat. It’s hard for us to assess your pet’s condition so we always recommend you discuss their symptoms with their vet. They'll be able to recommend the best nutrition you can give to your dog.
However, we would like to make some general recommendations if your pet is suffering from colitis or other intestinal issues:
- If your dog has intestinal complaints, it’s always better to feed them multiple small meals a day. By giving them between three and six meals, instead of the normal one or two, you increase digestion and decrease the risk of vomiting.
- We also recommend you stick to low-allergen protein sources, such as novel or hydrolysed proteins. We have several recipes that fall into this category, including Venison & Duck, Salmon, Lamb and Rabbit. Every dog reacts differently and can be more or less sensitive to certain ingredients, so you might need to try a few recipes to find the right one.
- We also recommend feeding your dog a diet with added soluble and fermentable fibers - MOS & FOS (mono-oligo saccharides & fructo-oligo saccharides). All our dry kibbles and tins tick this box. These fibers are used by the population of good functioning bacteria in the intestines of your pet and are fermented into short-chain fatty acids. These short-chain fatty acids have a positive effect on the intestines as they help to improve the blood circulation. This stimulates the absorption of water and electrolytes.
- It may also be important to choose for a diet with a higher amount of omega 3 fatty acids. This could decrease the inflammation in the gut and could improve overall intestinal health. Our diets with the highest amount of omega 3 are our Salmon, our Salmon & Chicken and our rabbit. Our chicken and venison & duck also contain a higher amount of omega 3 compared to other diets !