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30 Meals Suggestions for Golden Retrievers with Delicate Stomachs


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

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

30Best Foods for a Golden Retriever with a Sensitive Tummy

Whatever brand you choose add a tablespoon of pumpkin purée to it once a day. Purée can be found at pet stores.

Author: Linda L. M.

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My dog (Grizz…AKA Grizzley Bear) eats Blue Buffalo Blissful Belly. It’s the only dog food that he can tolerate; and this food works really well for him. He also takes one capsule of Proviable daily.

Author: Lee W.

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Farmina sensitive stomach kibble and if that doesn’t work their prescription gastro line

Author: Sue G.

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We have had American Natural Premium for years and our goldens do fantastic.

Author: Nicole Walling S.

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My golden was getting so sick after she would eat. We did a ton of tests and it was determined that she was allergic to all protein except for salmon . We give her salmon and rice. She is doing great! You can get this at Petsmart.

Author: Jane F.

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Pro Plan Purina Salmon & Rice for Sensitive skin.My Golden has had allergy issues since he was a puppy and our Vet highly recommended this food. He’s been taking it for the past year and he loves it.From what I understand, salmon is very good for dogs.

Author: Allyson B.

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Science diet/ Hill’s diet: Sensitive stomach & skin. That is what our hospital always recommend

Author: Riley J.

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A mixture of boiled chicken and pumpkin or sweet potato puree works well short term. feed twice a day then use a high quality dog food like 4 Health brand. I’ve had Goldens for 50 years and this always helps.

Author: Helen S.

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My vet recommended Purina Pro Plan salmon & rice. It’s for dogs with sensitive skin & stomach. My 12 yr old Golden Retriever has been on it for 4 years & no problems.

Author: Cindy M.

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Purina ProPlan Sensitive Stomach Salmon and Rice works very well with our goldens.

Author: Joy L.

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I had to switch my puppy to limited ingredient dog food. Mostly just the dry food. I like “natural balance” limited ingredient.. I do duck and sweet potato or venison and sweet potato.

Author: Patricia L M.

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Annabellas vet put her on Royal Canine Gastrointestinal Low Fat Food. It has done wonders for her. No more digestive problems

Author: Kathy M.

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I like Rachel Ray Nutrish chicken flavor as does my dog.

Author: Susan C.

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Blue Buffalo basics. My dog has a sensitive stomach and this has worked for him!

Author: Jane Shipman G.

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Farmers Dog. Expensive but worth it. They love it

Author: Sara S.

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I use Authority sensitive stomach formula and a table spoon of Authority pumpkin each meal for my Goldendoodle. Works very well.

Author: Jim S.

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The farmers dog ,dog food

Author: Chris S.

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My Golden had severe food allergies. Zignature was the last brand of food he was able to eat without reacting. My new puppy survived Parvo before he came to me. Grandma Mae’s was the only kibble he could digest but limited proteins due to food allergies. He is now eating Zignature Kangaroo and doing well.

Author: Nicole E.

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The best thing I found for my senior lab was vetdiet. A little pricy but he found relief from his belly issues and allergies.

Author: Beth G.

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I have tried it all, different foods, pumpkin, probiotics and the list goes on. What works the best for my golden is Canidae Lamb with peas. It is grain free, but it has a Taurine supplement to combat any taurine deficiency.

Author: Jennifer R.

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Blue Buffalo Fish & Brown Rice

Author: Sharon R.

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Purina Pro Plan sensitive skin and stomach

Author: Debbie Zelik S.

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Cooked sweet potato, chicken and rice for a week, you can also give them a teaspoon of Metamucil 2x a day on their food

Author: Adele B.

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Fromm’s I used it with all of my Goldens and they all had sensitive stomachs…

Author: Edward K.

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Taste of the wild salmon great

Author: Buzz W.

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Purina Pro has a food containing ‘canine probiotics’ which you could try, Purina Pro also makes sensitive system feed

Author: Nancy S.

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Dr. Marty supplemental dog food. My guy loves it and they have sensitive stomach options. Go online

Author: Jack R.

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Brown rice , ground turkey and pumpkin . Mine had diarrhea his whole first year until I started cooking for him .

Author: Ivy E.

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Our Golden eats Hills Sensitive Skin and Stomach.

Author: Nancy H.

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My dog eats Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein. It’s expensive but no more vomiting or diarrhea.

Author: Sue M.

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