There are few things worse than dealing with diarrhea in your Great Dane! We asked our 800,000 members from Great Dane community on facebook the following question: “What’s the best food for a Great Dane with a sensitive stomach?”
We’ve summarized the best responses below. Always remember to check with your veterinarian before making changes that affect your Great Dane’s health. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be paid affiliate links at no additional cost to you.
25 Best Foods for a Great Dane with a Sensitive Tummy
wellness, it’s salmon, no chicken and super good for sensitive stomachs
Author: Lisa G.
Purina pro plan lamb and rice. Vet recommended and changed my girls life around. One had heart murmur the other chronic diarrhea. The ppp lamb and rice saved the day for both.
Author: Lou Ann D.
My 12 year old developed SIBO until I started making her food three years ago. ( I got her when she was 8.). Each week I prep 3 # of ground turkey, 2# of salmon and 2 containers of chicken liver. Some weeks I add ground beef or boneless chicken thighs. She also gets 10 sweet potatoes 2# of carrots and 4 cups of rice cooked in the broth of the above. This week I had a few beets and green beans I threw in the pot. She has not had SIBO once since we started this routine and her weight has stabilized.
Author: Michelle S.
My two girls are 1 & 1/2 and both have sensitive stomachs since pups. The only foods is Purina Pro for sensitive stomach, Victor for large breed pups and dogs. Plus I get FreshPet select Roll in the refrigerator section as a topper to the dry. Less and less diarrhea.
Author: Robin S.
My dane has a sensitive tummy. He does very well on Kirklands turkey kibble. I use pumpkin or plain yogurt when he gets gassy. Helps wonderfully!
Author: Alle B.
Nature’s Logic Venison is what works for my two sensitive tummy girls.
Author: Anne Marie E.
Royal Canin Gastrointestinal. My Dane always had stomach issues and this was the only food he could eat that wouldn’t upset his stomach. Well worth the money.
Author: FC L.
Nutri-source beef and rice
Author: Andrea W.
Only food our Great Dane can handle is Purina Pro for large breed adults.
Author: Katrina R.
My Dane eats ProPlan Lamb and Oats for sensitive skin and stomach. She tried the ProPlan salmon for sensitive skin & stomach but that gave her diarrhea. Her kibble has to be lamb based.
Author: Sally W.
We have had good luck with hills science diet sensitive skin and stomach for large breed
Author: Laura S.
My Dane had chronic diarrhea and I switched him to Diamond naturals large breed lamb and rice. He does great on this. I find at Family Farm and Home
Author: Mary G.
Annameats sensitive skin and stomach. It really helped my 9 year old.
Author: Toni B.
My girl gets Farmina, Quinoa Digestion. It’s not cheap and sometimes hard to find but she loves it and works great for the so common dane sensitive stomach.
Author: Chris Z.
My Philbert has IBS and a couple heart conditions. I did a ton of research and landed on Natural Balance’s Limited Ingredient Chicken and Brown rice. He loves it and he has solid stool for the first time in forever.
Author: Robin G.
Rice with chicken gravy & small bits of chicken, is what we used for the starved Great Dane we found. It got him back on track slowly for regular food introduction. Lots of water as well.
Author: Cheryl S.
Mine have always done good on Iams Large Breed…can’t have anything else or they get sick.
Author: Krystle S.
Natural yoghurt with live cultures is good recommended by a vet , and good old cheap Chappie which is fish and cereal .
Author: Noelle B.
I fed mine sweet potatoes, brown rice , peas and a little chicken. It worked wonders and he loved it
Author: Tony C.
Victor beef and rice. My dog can not have any poultry because of his sensitive tummy.
Author: Nicole S.
I had a lot of success with Blue Buffalo; Large Breed; Grain Free; Basics (low allergen; digestive ingredient panel). Good luck!!
Author: Jordan R.
Diamond naturals. Lamb and rice. It’s the only thing I feed all three of mine
Author: Jody R.
Petsmart makes a bag it’s called simply nourish I saved 20 dollars switching from wellness to it. My dog only like the lamb he isn’t a dane but he’s allergic to chicken. He has a very sensitive tummy. Simply nourish is great because it’s one brand that has no chicken. Even in other branded dog foods they put chicken in there.
Author: Amber S.
I had the same problem with mine! I think it’s fairly common in Danes. I would cook him plain scrambled eggs and add 2 tbsp of pumpkin. Plain pumpkin with no additives. Seemed to work like a charm for him!
Author: Amanda S.
Taste of the Wild roasted Bison & Venison
Author: Shelly D.