6-Day Sensitive Diet Plan

Your furry friend may have a heart of gold but their stomach might be as sensitive as silk. Recognizing the symptoms and catering to your pet’s nutritional needs with a sensitive diet could be the difference between a happy, healthy pet and one that’s constantly ill and uncomfortable.

When dealing with digestive sensitivities in pets, a specialized diet takes center stage. It’s not just about feeding your pet; it’s about catering to their individual needs and fostering optimal health. This targeted approach not only soothes the digestive system but also optimizes nutrient absorption, often disrupted in pets dealing with stomach sensitivity. As pet owners, our ultimate goal is to ensure our furry friends lead healthy, fulfilling lives, and a specialized diet is a key player in achieving this goal. Remember, every meal counts when it comes to your pet’s well-being.

Use The Pet Clinic’s 6-day diet recommendations plan for animals with conditions that have created sensitive stomachs and intestines:

Day 1

  • It is best not to feed anything on Day 1 to adult animals.
  • Water is fine and should be given in small amounts over the day up to 1 ounce per pound of body weight.
  • For Puppies and Kittens use a 12-hour food fast and 2 ounces of water per pound spread out over the day.

Day 2

  • Feed Veterinarian recommended diet. Feed 1/3 of the quantity you would normally feed and spread it out over the day in at least 3 feedings.
  • Water is done the same as on the first day.

Day 3

  • Feed the same foods as Day 2 but increase the amount to the regular amount fed spread out in 3 Feedings.
  • Water is done the same as on the first day.

Day 4-5

  • Make up a 50-50 mix of some of the regular food you feed and the IVD food you have been feeding. Feed in 3 feedings over the day.
  • Water can be free choice.

Day 6

  • Feed regular food in the number of meals you normally feed.
  • Water can be free choice.


If you prefer to cook for your pet, you can use oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, boiled white rice, BOILED hamburger or Boiled chicken (skim off the fat).

Keeping track of your pet’s response to the sensitive diet is an integral part of the process. Pay attention to how their body is reacting to the change in their meals. Note any changes in their eating patterns, energy levels, or digestive issues. A good sign the diet is beneficial is if your pet seems more enthusiastic about mealtime, exhibits less digestive problems and showcases a general boost in vitality.

It’s not just about noting the improvements, though. Be vigilant for any adverse reactions or persistent issues. If your pet continues to experience stomach issues or if their condition seems to be worsening despite the new diet, it’s critical to seek immediate veterinary assistance. This could be a sign of a deeper, more serious health issue that needs to be addressed.

This personalized approach to your pet’s nutrition can be transformative. However, it’s crucial to collaborate with your veterinarian. Their expert guidance can help you navigate the process and determine the most suitable dietary modifications for your pet’s individual needs. Always remember that you are the best judge of your pet’s wellbeing. You know their behaviors, quirks, and normal habits better than anyone else. Use this knowledge to your advantage in identifying any changes, whether they’re for better or worse. In this way, you become a key partner in your pet’s health management, ensuring they receive the best care possible.