Pomeranian 3Question: My dog is on science diet ID, I want her off! Her breath smells awful on this food! She weighs 6 lbs. And is a mini pom with a very bad tummy. She gets the poo’s very easy! She only likes can food. I would like her to eat some dry but can’t get her to. She was very abused so I want the best for her any advice? The Vet keeps pushing the ID.

Answer: Thanks for your question. If you are not thrilled with the i/d diet, my suggestion would be to speak to your vet about the characteristics of the diet he wants your dog on.

Dogs prone to digestive disturbances can often do very well on a natural diet that contains a highly digestible protein source, are low to moderate in fat content, and have added fiber (a blend of both soluble and insoluble).

Natural diets that contain no artificial preservatives or dyes can help minimize adverse reactions. A high quality probiotic is often very helpful at maintaining gastrointestinal health as well.

Hope this information helps.
Dr. Donna Spector

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