What Can I Feed My Dog That Has Gastroesophageal Reflux?

What Can I Feed My Dog That Has Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) ?

I have a question and I’m hoping that you can help me with.. Do you know a good quality dry dog food for a dog that has Gastroesophageal reflux also known as Acid Reflux ?

What Can I Feed My Dog That Has Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) ?

What Can I Feed My Dog That Has Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) ?

I have always heard that dogs with acid reflux should eat 3 – 4 small meals per day, rather than one or two larger meals and that the food should be low in fiber. Wet foods (canned, dehydrated, raw, etc.) are preferable to dry for dogs with acid reflux – if you feed dry food, you should wet it prior to feeding. I have also heard that supplementation with probiotics, digestive enzymes and unfiltered apple cider vinegar can help.

The thing that seemed to help the most was 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar per cup of food and soaking the food. It seems counter-intuitive to add more acid to the dogs stomach when they appear to have an acid overload problem, but really the opposite is at work. High grain diets alter the normal pH of the stomach and the sphincter muscle at the top of the stomach is acid sensitive so isn’t closing all the way.  A clients of mine was having problems with this as a 8- 10 week old pup, when he changed his diet to high protein diet and  started adding the vinegar, he ceased to have problems with vomiting anymore, and hasn’t since. He is now 14 months old.

As always check with your Veterinarian to get the best advice.

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