Sensitive Stomach Diet for Dogs

Medicus Sensitive Stomach Diets for dogs are therapeutic meals designed to provide the nutritional framework for the unique needs of a dog with an unbalanced microbiome & stomach upset.

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Diet Overview

Designed to diminish the heat and inflammation in the gut and balance the gut microbiome.

The Medicus Sensitive Stomach Diet is made with clean, whole foods picked for their unique properties.

Highlights

  • High-quality proteins
  • Easily digestible carbohydrates
  • Prebiotic
  • Spore-forming probiotics
  • Gut-soothing herbs 
  • High fiber – 9.34%

Who would benefit from this diet?

  • Chronic Gastrointestinal Upset
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Following short-term use of Medicus Bland Diet
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Conditions Requiring A Low-Fat Diet
  • Constipation
  • Chronic Sensitive Stomach – i.e. propensities to vomiting &/or diarrhea
  • Conditions Requiring An Easily Digestible Diet
  • Fiber-Responsive Gastroenteritis
  • Colitis
  • Hyperlipidemia

How It Works

The Medicus Canine Sensitive Stomach Diet is meticulously crafted to address these key nutritional needs:

Nourishes the Body With Clean Wholesome Protein

  • High-quality animal-based protein, including grass-fed beef and eggs

Provides Highly Digestible Nourishment from Rice

Nourishes the Microbiome

  • Prebiotic and a fiber source, chicory root will feed probiotics and encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
  • Bacillus sp. is a spore-forming probiotic – beneficial bacteria that help balance the gut microbiome. SBO or soil-based probiotics are better at surviving a dog’s stomach acid to actually reach the gut biome.

Soothes the Gut Lining

  • Herbs like ginger, cinnamon, and aloe are gut-soothing herbs.

High Levels of Healthy Whole Food Fiber Sources

  • Flax, pumpkin, psyllium, chicory root, and bananas firm and bulk up stool to help regularity.

Ingredients

Beef, Clean and lean, grass-fed beef is incredibly digestible, which is crucial for the reactive and inflamed gi tract. Grass-fed beef also has as much as 5 times the amount of omega-3s as grain-fed beef, which can be used to fight inflammation.
Rice, As the single carbohydrate source in the recipe, rice is easily digested, even for the reactive, inflamed gi tract.
Sweet Potato, Filled with vitamins A, B6, and C, sweet potatoes are also fiber-rich, encouraging regular, healthy bowel movements.
Egg, Eggs are complete proteins and highly digestible. Packed with essential amino acids that are readily available to be used for maintenance & metabolism.
Flaxseed, A healthy source of fiber to encourage regular gi mobility. Plus, flax is full of polyphenols, an antioxidant that defends against oxidative stress to decrease inflammation.
Banana, High in potassium, fiber, and magnesium and rich in carotenoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Bananas also have a mucousy consistency able to lubricate and soothe the gut lining.
Blueberries, A well-known prebiotic and fiber-rich, just a cup of blueberries fulfills 14% of daily fiber intake. Plus, with the highest amount of antioxidants among any fruit, blueberries help counteract oxidative stress to decrease inflammation.
Pumpkin, Rich in a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s also a high-quality source of natural fiber used to firm and bulk up stool.
Psyllium, Psyllium has strong mucilage properties that can help aid water balance in the colon. The colon is responsible for soft stool and constipation due to improper water absorption.
Ginger, Has anti-inflammatory properties and also soothes the digestive system, easing nausea and gastrointestinal problems.
Cinnamon, A warming herb that is soothing on the stomach and easy to digest.
Sea Salt, A mineral to replenish fluids, it replaces the essential salts that are lost during bouts of vomiting or diarrhea.
Ground Egg Shell, The shell provides a whole food calcium source, and the membrane lining offers collagen, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and glucosamine.
Kelp, Naturally high in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s a natural form of iodine.
Chicory Root, A whole food fiber source and a prebiotic, chicory root will feed probiotics and encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Aloe Vera, A gut-soothing plant, aloe vera also has high fiber content, keeping the body from dehydration and helping constipation. Aloe vera also supports the gut with digestion by keeping gut bacteria in balance.
Mixed Tocopherols, Part of the vitamin E family (akin to vegetable oil) & often used as a natural preservative to maintain freshness.
Bacillus Species, SBO or soil-based probiotics are better at surviving a dog’s stomach acid to reach the gut biome successfully.
Zinc Proteinate, A chelated mineral bound to an amino acid that protects against oxidative stress.
B Vitamins (Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin B12, Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine, and Folic Acid are incredibly fragile B vitamins. They help a variety of enzymes do their jobs, so food more easily turns into energy in the body.
Pyridoxine, & Folic Acid) Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine, and Folic Acid are incredibly fragile B vitamins. They help a variety of enzymes do their jobs, so food more easily turns into energy in the body.
Lean, Grass-Fed Beef

Clean and lean, grass-fed beef is incredibly digestible, which is crucial for the reactive and inflamed gi tract. Grass-fed beef also has as much as 5 times the amount of omega-3s as grain-fed beef, which can be used to fight inflammation.

Rice

As the single carbohydrate source in the recipe, rice is easily digested, even for the reactive, inflamed gi tract.

Sweet Potato

Filled with vitamins A, B6, and C, sweet potatoes are also fiber-rich, encouraging regular, healthy bowel movements.

Eggs

Eggs are complete proteins and highly digestible. Packed with essential amino acids that are readily available to be used for maintenance & metabolism.

Flaxseed

A healthy source of fiber to encourage regular gi mobility. Plus, flax is full of polyphenols, an antioxidant that defends against oxidative stress to decrease inflammation.

Banana

High in potassium, fiber, and magnesium and rich in carotenoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  Bananas also have a mucousy consistency able to lubricate and soothe the gut lining. 

Blueberries

A well-known prebiotic and fiber-rich, just a cup of blueberries fulfills 14% of daily fiber intake. Plus, with the highest amount of antioxidants among any fruit, blueberries help counteract oxidative stress to decrease inflammation.

Pumpkin

Rich in a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s also a high-quality source of natural fiber used to firm and bulk up stool.

Psyllium

Psyllium has strong mucilage properties that can help aid water balance in the colon. The colon is responsible for soft stool and constipation due to improper water absorption.

Ginger

Has anti-inflammatory properties and also soothes the digestive system, easing nausea and gastrointestinal problems.

Cinnamon

A warming herb that is soothing on the stomach and easy to digest.

Sea Salt

A mineral to replenish fluids, it replaces the essential salts that are lost during bouts of vomiting or diarrhea.

Ground Egg Shell

The shell provides a whole food calcium source, and the membrane lining offers collagen, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and glucosamine.

Kelp

Naturally high in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s a natural form of iodine.

Chicory Root

A whole food fiber source and a prebiotic, chicory root will feed probiotics and encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Aloe Vera

A gut-soothing plant, aloe vera also has high fiber content, keeping the body from dehydration and helping constipation. Aloe vera also supports the gut with digestion by keeping gut bacteria in balance.

Mixed Tocopherols

Part of the vitamin E family (akin to vegetable oil) & often used as a natural preservative to maintain freshness. 

Bacillus Sp

SBO or soil-based probiotics are better at surviving a dog’s stomach acid to reach the gut biome successfully.

Zinc Proteinate

A chelated mineral bound to an amino acid that protects against oxidative stress.

B Vitamins

Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine, and Folic Acid are incredibly fragile B vitamins. They help a variety of enzymes do their jobs, so food more easily turns into energy in the body.

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100% Real, Whole Foods

NO Meat Meals

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Provides exactly what the body needs to nurture healing. Real food is more bioavailable, easier on digestion, and improves immune health, all crucial for immunocompromised pets. Grass-fed meats, wild-caught fish, and organic veggies are all responsibly sourced to provide clean, wholesome nutrition when your pet needs it most.

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Rendering converts animal carcasses into ingredients for animal feed. They are ground, heavily cooked, pressed to remove fats, ground again, and then dried. Included in this process are bones, organs, blood, feathers, and slaughter floor waste. Meal is a heavily-processed ingredient before it’s added as an ingredient to kibbles.

Locally Sourced Ingredients

No High-Heat Cooking

Responsibly Sourced

Responsibly sourced from local, trusted food suppliers who prioritize the quality and safety of their ingredients. This gives us the ability to ensure we only use human-grade ingredients like USDA organic produce, wild-caught fish, and pasture-raised beef.

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Ingredients that are cooked in any way lose essential nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, active enzymes, and antioxidants. Kibble goes through four different cooking processes that reach 400℉, eliminating almost all nutrients that the ingredient had in its raw state. The freeze-drying process in all Medicus diets allows for the majority of the nutrients found in food to stay intact.

USDA-Inspected Meats

NO Corn

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We use only high-quality, digestible animal proteins–wholesome cuts of meats from healthy USDA-Inspected animals being used for human consumption. They are processed and stored according to strict USDA standards.

corn

Corn is commonly used as a filler for commercial kibble companies, as it is inexpensive and easily accessible. Corn is used as a plant-based protein and isn’t as digestible or bioavailable for carnivores.

Organic Produce

No Antibiotics

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USDA-organic produce means whole, unadulterated fruits and vegetables free from synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, growth hormones, sewage sludge, and irradiation that are utilized in conventional farming methods.

Chicken

Because we only source meats from USDA-Inspected facilities, our animal-based proteins meet the same standards as human meat production. No antibiotics, hormones, or other medicines are administered to the animals prior to slaughter.

Freeze-Dried

No Pesticides

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Medicus Veterinary Diets are the first ever freeze-dried pasteurized therapeutic diets. The gentle freeze-drying process makes the food safe for immunocompromised pets as well as shelf-stable for easier feeding. Freeze-drying preserves about 97% of every single ingredient’s nutrients.

Barley Grass

Consumption of pesticides can increase the rate of oxidative damage to cells and inflammation The produce used in our formulas is grown organically, meaning no pesticides or herbicides, like glyphosate, are used in the growing process.

Veterinary Developed

No Hormones

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With over 30 years of veterinary experience, Dr. Chris Bessent utilized whole foods and a research-led approach to develop the first freeze-dried, whole food therapeutic diets for dogs and cats.

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The beef in our formulas is pasture-raised and free from hormones.

Independently Reviewed

No Artificial Preservatives

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We consulted with some of the brightest minds in the industry, including Independent Nutrition Consultants, to formulate these diets.

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We only use mixed tocopherols, a natural preservative, in all Medicus Diets. While it functions as a way to keep each bag of food shelf-stable and fresh, it is also an antioxidant.

Made in WI

No Artificial Flavoring

Made in the USA

Dr. Chris Bessent is the owner and operator of the Wisconsin-based facilities where Medicus is made. This gives her the ability to provide strict oversight of every step of the production phases, from when the ingredients enter the door to when the finished food leaves the facility to be delivered to your door. Every ingredient, each production phase, and every batch of food is logged for complete traceability.

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Because all of our ingredients are freeze-dried, the original flavor remains, making it similar to a fresh or home-cooked diet in taste.

Limited ingredient

No Artificial Dyes

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Our ingredient decks are small because we only use extensively researched foods that address your pet’s unique nutritional needs. The select few ingredients and proportions are chosen by the architecture of whole food and an intimate understanding of disease and its treatment.

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Artificial dyes are used in pet foods to add color to brown kibble in an attempt to give them a more desirable and aesthetically pleasing color.

For Sick Pets

No Byproducts

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These therapeutic diets address the nutritional needs of sick pets, so you can give your pet exactly what they need when they need it most.

Oat Flour

Byproducts are the result of whole foods being broken down into smaller parts, like peas being broken down into pea protein, pea flour, pea fiber, and pea starch. This allows pet food companies to list these as separate ingredients on their ingredient decks.

Antioxidant-Rich

No Cellulose

Blueberries

Every Medicus formula is flooded with antioxidants like polyphenols from blueberries, the carotenoids and zeaxanthin found in spinach, and astaxanthin from krill. Antioxidants help protect pets from free radicals and oxidative damage.

chitosan

Cellulose is used as a filler for many kibbles. Dogs do not have the enzyme necessary to metabolize and break down cellulose, so it is difficult for them to digest and utilize the nutrients.

High levels of Omega 3 fatty acids

No Synthetic List

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Omega 3 fatty acids promote a robust immune system and healthy heart, nourish the skin & coat, and support renal function. The key to getting all these benefits is the ratio of Omega 6:3. Every Medicus formula has the optimal 1:1 Omega 6:3 (or even <1:1 ratio), ensuring your pet benefits from all the whole food Omega 3 fatty acids.

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Medicus Diets only contain fragile B vitamins and zinc proteinate. B vitamins (Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine, and Folic Acid) play an essential role in helping a variety of enzymes do their jobs, like turning food into energy. Zinc proteinate binds to amino acids and protects against oxidative stress.

Anti-Inflammatory Diets

No Rendered Fats

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Each diet is flooded with high levels of antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids from organic produce and grass-fed beef, krill, or wild-caught fish. 

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Rendered fats in kibble are typically low quality and from unidentifiable animals. They may also contain fat-soluble toxins that can be harmful when consumed. All the healthy fats in Medicus Diets come from clean, whole food sources.

3rd-Party Tested

No Brewers Rice

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Each Medicus diet went through complete comprehensive 3rd party testing. Several rounds of AAFCO Nutrient Profile testing ensured that both macro and micronutrient levels are tending to your pet’s specific nutritional needs.

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Many kibble diets contain brewers rice, which is a low-quality carbohydrate source. It is the leftovers of white rice after it has been processed and offers very few nutrients. We only use white rice that provides highly-digestible nourishment.

Minimally Processed

No Wheat

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Utilizing a gentle process like freeze-drying preserves all of the benefits food offers – from the macro and micronutrients, including high levels of antioxidants that are vulnerable to heat processes.

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Wheat is commonly used as a filler for commercial kibble companies, as it is inexpensive and easily accessible. Wheat is used as a plant-based protein and isn’t as digestible or bioavailable for carnivores.

Bioavailable Proteins

No Feed-Grade Ingredients

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We use high-quality, bioavailable animal proteins in all of our formulas, like grass-fed beef, guinea fowl, and chicken. Real, whole ingredients are easily digestible and allow the body to absorb and use more of the nutrients in the food.

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That means no 4D meats, meat meals, or any other ingredient or supplement not considered human edible.

Ingredients

Beef, Rice, Sweet Potato, Egg, Flaxseed, Banana, Blueberries, Pumpkin, Psyllium, Ginger, Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Ground Egg Shell, Kelp, Chicory Root, Aloe Vera, Mixed Tocopherols, Bacillus Species, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine, & Folic Acid

Cups In A Bag

101.6 g/cup |  4 1/2 cups/lb

Calorie Content

3,810 kcal/kg  |  387 kcal/cup

Complete & Balanced

The Medicus Canine Sensitive Stomach Diet is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.

Nutritional Facts

How to Feed

Feeding Guide

Always consult your veterinarian before introducing this diet to your dog. Start with these daily feeding guidelines and follow your veterinarian’s suggestions about the number of meals per day and whether the daily recommendation is right for your dog.

REHYDRATION RECOMMENDED

Palatibility Suggestions

Consult with your veterinarian before following these suggestions. Every dog and their condition is different, so it is best to learn whether the recommendations are right for your dog.

Chicken Bone Broth

Hydrate your dog’s food with chicken bone broth (no sodium) as a nutritious and enticing way to add moisture and flavor. Bone broth sits well in a dog’s stomach so it is perfect for dogs with upset stomach and decreased appetite.

Plain Yogurt

Mix in plain yogurt with your dog’s food. The beneficial bacteria will colonize in the gut & reduce the amount of harmful bacteria that causes vomiting, diarrhea, and upset stomach.

Plain Canned Pumpkin

Place a small amount of canned pumpkin in or around your dog’s bowl. Pumpkin contains soluble fiber that can be beneficial for dogs experiencing diarrhea by firming up loose stool.

Transitioning

Day 1-2

Feed 25% | 75%
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Day 3-4

Feed 50% | 50%
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Day 5-6

Feed 75% | 25%
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Day 7

Feed 100%
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FAQs

Store freeze-dried food like you would any of your dry goods. Keep them in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight for peak freshness.

It is important to note that because these foods are freeze-dried, moisture can affect the shelf life. To prevent that, reseal the product properly after every use by pushing out all residual air. If you live in a hot, humid environment, the product may be exposed to more moisture and shorten shelf life, so follow the above and store it in the fridge.

We recommend keeping the food in its original packaging since that bag was picked specifically to keep oxygen out. Our recipes are only packaged in individual, resealable bags to ensure the freshest food. And if you order more than 16 oz, you’ll get multiple individually packaged bags, so you only have to open one at a time.

All of our diets are freeze-dried and undergo a pasteurization process that eliminates any bacteria to be safe and shelf-stable for immunocompromised pets. The freeze-drying process is not only a safe and effective pasteurization process but also retains 97% of food’s original vitamins and minerals, meaning these diets are undeniably as close to fresh, whole foods as possible.

It is extremely recommended that you add some kind of moisture to your pet’s meal, whether that be from warm water, bone broth, or kefir. Moisture aids overall digestion and helps move any harmful substances out of the body. It is also essential for pets with kidney or bladder problems, as it replenishes fluid lost during increased urination and flushes bacteria out of the bladder.

If there is remaining food left in your pet’s bowl, you can transfer it to an air-tight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to five days.

We use locally-sourced ingredients for the freshest and highest-quality possible. All of our grass-fed meats, wild-caught fish, and organic produce are grocery-grade from trusted food suppliers.

All Medicus Diets for dogs are packaged in 16 oz. bags and all Medicus Diets for cats are packaged in 8 oz. bags. This is to maintain peak freshness to preserve the quality and nutrients of the whole food ingredients. We also use mixed tocopherols, which is a natural preservative, in every diet to keep it shelf-stable and also provide additional antioxidants.

We recommend looking at our palatability enticers for each diet on their respective page, as they are catered to each aspect of health that the diet is centered around.

Following our transitioning guide can also help pets gradually adapt to their new food before fully feeding Medicus.

Medicus Therapeutic Diets consist of both Complete & Balanced Diets and those for Supplemental Feeding only.

Each Medicus diet went through complete comprehensive 3rd party testing. Several rounds of AAFCO Nutrient Profile testing ensured that both macro and micronutrient levels are tending to your pet’s specific nutritional needs.

Formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog/Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.

  • Canine Sensitive Stomach Diet
  • Canine Skin Health Diet
  • Canine Cancer Support Diet
  • Feline Kidney Support Diet
  • Feline Bladder Health Diet
  • Feline Metabolic Support Diet

Intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. 

  • Canine Kidney Support Diet
  • Canine Bland Diet

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