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20 Meals Suggestions for Jack Russells with Delicate Stomachs


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

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

20 Best Foods for a Jack Russell with a Sensitive Tummy

One of my dogs has a sensitive stomach , I use Butchers trays Not tins .

Author: Sarah M.

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I make my own Jack’s food. I use a base of whole meats (chicken, beef, pork), brown rice, and mixed vegetables. He used to scratch quite a bit but he hasn’t scratched since we started feeding him homemade food.

Author: Kimberly Orlando C.

Likes: 32


I feed my dog’s both Jack Russell home cooked meals meat ,rice ,thy love carrots ,and other veggies ,only pork once a month , my Jack Russell Terrier is 16 years old and she’s very healthy

Author: Lena D.

Likes: 3


Royal canin gastrointestinal wet….saved my dog Lulu’s life when she was diagnosed with pancreatitis…she loves it

Author: Elaine F.

Likes: 5


Harringtons grain free biscuits and butchers gentle works great

Author: Cheryl O.

Likes: 3


ProPlan Sensitive Skin and Stomach helped my girl. A small scoop of plain yogurt or pumpkin can help.

Author: Maureen M.

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My Jack has a sensitive stomach and I have her in Hills for sensitive stomach and she does great.

Author: Karyl Bolser H.

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We do ground Turkey, carrots, and peas and sometimes green beans. We give him Science Diet for Sensitive stomach and skin. We limit the kibble, but he needs the vitamins and crunch. He does well with it even though he is allergic to chicken.

Author: Donna F.

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Butchers tripe sorted our sensitive boy out , no dairy no red meat or pork & only boiled chicken once a week for a change , not roasted chicken ,

Author: Sandra S.

Likes: 1


Purina One Digestive Health

Author: Marina S.

Likes: 6


We just got the Farmers Dog and our dogs love it. It’s all human grade food.

Author: Nicole Pinto C.

Likes: 0


My Jack has super sensitive skin and a sensitive tummy and I feed him FreshPet’s Sensitive Skin & Stomach roll. He loves it, and it’s packed with great nutrients!

Author: Kelsey A.

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My Jack Russell had a sensitive stomach and our vet recommended Chappie and it was the only dog food he could eat that didn’t upset his stomach

Author: Siani P.

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Boiled chicken breasts, rice and butternut. My JRT with a history of pancreatitis and high cholesterol eats this. I combine it with a small hand full of high in fibre chunks for her meals. And make sure to feed 2 smaller meals a day and not 1 big meal as well. I couldn’t afford the prescribed Hills foods from the vet so found a solution that works and is more friendly to my pocket. Since switching to the above years back, she hasn’t been ill with pancreatitis again.

Author: Ilze K.

Likes: 0


My JRT had a sensitive stomach and unless I cooked for him, everything bothered him until I fed him Merrick Limited Ingredients Healthy Grains either Turkey or chicken flavor. He quit having problems after that.

Author: Vickie C.

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Go brand dog food. Limited ingredients. Green one. Two of my jack Russell’s had skin and cough allergies. Both went away when we started using this food

Author: Charity B.

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We feed ours PEDIGREE Small Dog brand made from steak or bacon. We found anything with Chicken makes our Jack Russells itch excessively!

Author: Tony A.

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My JRT is eating Farmers Dog and loves it and it’s all natural ingredients. But whenever he does have irregular digestion one scoop of pure pumpkin in his food fixes him right up

Author: Rick G.

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Mine has a lot of allergies but I’ve found the best so far for him has been naturo. Only trouble is for some reason there’s never any on the shelves! Must be popular!

Author: Moira L.

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Mine has a sensitive stomach too. I feed him Petkind kibble

Author: Wendy C.

Likes: 0




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