DOGSDog Food & TreatsDoes my puppy need sensitive dog food?

Does my puppy need sensitive dog food?

Your dog’s diet is a key part of their health throughout their life. From puppy, to adult, and through to their senior years, your dog will need a food that supports their needs as they grow.

With so many brands, and types of dog food out there, it can be hard to know which to choose! We’re here to help if you think you might have a sensitive puppy on your hands, and help you choose which puppy food is best for your dog.

Dog eating Burgess dog foodHow do I know if my puppy is sensitive?
When choosing the best puppy food for your dog it’s a good idea to ask the breeder or rescue centre you picked them up from what kind of food they’ve already been given. Sometimes they will be able to tell you if they’ve picked up on the signs that your puppy might have a sensitive stomach.

Here are some key signs that your puppy might be having trouble with their digestion or be experiencing sensitive skin:

  • Drooling – when dogs feel nauseous, they produce more saliva
  • Vomiting
  • Increase flatulence and/or diarrhoea
  • Gurgling sounds from their tummy
  • Being put off their food or avoiding eating
  • Becoming lethargic and avoiding moving around as much. This could be a sign that they’re uncomfortable
  • Frequent scratching and itchy skin
  • Red skin and/or fur loss

What is sensitive dog food?

Sensitive dog food is food that has been designed to help support dogs with sensitivities, such as a sensitive stomach. If your vet advises you that your puppy has sensitivities and needs a sensitive puppy food, it is likely that they will need a sensitive dog food for the rest of their life. Therefore, it’s important to know what to look for!

Good quality sensitive dog food will contain digestible ingredients to help your puppy digest their food and get all of the essential nutrients they need. It will also be made without the typical ingredients that are known to cause sensitivities in dogs. Gentle carbohydrates, like rice, will provide lots of essential energy, with prebiotics to support good bacteria in their gut.

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What is the best sensitive puppy food?
Throughout their life, your dog’s needs will change. As a result, they’ll need the best dog food for their life stage. As a puppy, they’re full of energy, and growing every day. Therefore, their food needs to help them as they develop, as well as support your puppy’s sensitivities.

Looking for great puppy food for sensitive stomachs? Burgess Sensitive Puppy is rich in tasty turkey and has been designed with your sensitive puppy in mind. Our recipe is made without many of the typical ingredients that can upset your puppy’s stomach, including wheat, maize, beef, soya, eggs, and dairy.

Burgess Sensitive has been taste-approved by our sensitive puppy, Belle! Suitable for nursing mothers and puppies from 6 weeks up to 12 months old, our recipe is:

  • Hypoallergenic puppy food – Made without many of the typical ingredients known to cause sensitivities
  • Made with calcium to support growing bones
  • Helps to grow a glossy, shiny coat with fish oil and vitamin A
  • Prebiotics support good bacteria in the gut
  • Antioxidants and vitamins are included to help support developing immune systems
  • And importantly Burgess Sensitive Puppy helps to form solid poos! Yucca and beet pulp help with stool formation and reduce odour
  • For more information about our Puppy sensitive food range, visit



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