Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs

If your dog has an upset stomach, you may worry about the type of food you give them. We have created the perfect solution: dog food for sensitive stomachs made in the UK. 

With a recipe of natural ingredients, we pack our sensitive stomach dog food with flavour and nutrients, providing your best friend with a delicious meal that looks after their body. Plus, we have a range of dog treats for sensitive stomachs that make ideal snacks for when your pooch is on their best behaviour.

Shining Coat and Skin


Natural Ingredients


Boosts Digestive Health

Reduces Plague and Tartar Build-Up

What Goes into Our Sensitive Stomach Dog Food

We know you want to give your dog fresh, natural food, so we use them in our dog food and treats for sensitive stomachs. It means they are loaded with nutrients, vitamins and fibre to aid digestion, promote healthier coats and skin, and keep your dog lively. Read about our recipes and nutritional value:

Protein 28%, Fat 11%, Fibre 5%, Ash 7%

Regular Food:

Grain-Free Food:

Which Dogs Can Have Our Food?

We want to help every dog with an upset tummy, no matter their breed or age. That’s why we created a recipe suitable for any dog over two months old. By choosing our subscription option, you can save 10% on every bag of food you purchase and ensure that you always have our sensitive stomachs dog food. It is perfect for supporting:


Working Dogs



Bugbakes really suits Seb. After trying different foods including those for sensitive digestion Bugbakes have been the best. I'm very glad we're doing our bit for the planet too.

Liz Duguid

I continue to feed my wire fox terrier bug bakes.

It’s the only food that doesn’t upset his sensitive tummy.

He has a bowl in the morning with a wee bit kefir or oat milk poured over and a bowl of dried for his dinner.

Kirstin Bradley

Really suiting our terrier. She’s always had a slightly sensitive tummy and bug bakes gives her nice firm stool. Happy so far!

Ginny Slatford

The Basics of Catering to a Sensitive Tummy

Ingredients to Avoid

You can work with their sensitive tummy and prevent illness by monitoring your dog’s food. Avoid:

  • Raw ingredients
  • Artificial flavourings and preservatives
  • Fillers
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Pork
  • Dyes
  • Wheat

Our grain-free food is ideal for avoiding raw ingredients, wheat and pork and providing critical protein, fibre and vitamins.

Foods Safe for Sensitive Dog Tummies

Alternatively, some human foods are safe for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Whilst frequently giving your dog scraps is not advised, you can offer the following items in moderation to support their diet. Choose vegetables and lean meats, including:

  • Cooked salmon
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumber
  • Sweet Potato
  • Peas
  • Pumpkin

We include many of these ingredients in our sensitive stomach dog food to supplement diets with additional nutrients that boost your dog’s health.

Does an Upset Stomach Indicate a Health Condition?

Unfortunately, an upset stomach can indicate underlying health conditions impacting digestion. Your dog may suffer from:


If your dog’s pancreas becomes swollen, they will suffer from abdominal pain and digestive issues. It typically results in constipation and diarrhoea.

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

When your dog suffers from IBS, their intestines become inflamed and irritated, partially inhibiting the absorption of nutrients into the body.

Kidney Disease

Kidney disease causes nausea and vomiting and needs to be identified and treated.

Allergies and Intolerances

Food allergies are one of the leading causes of upset stomachs, diarrhoea, vomiting and constipation. Typically, your dog will suffer from an allergy to one specific protein and allergies to beef, chicken, lamb, dairy and wheat are common throughout the species. With our insect protein food, your dog receives all the protein they need without risking an allergic reaction.


As with humans, stress impacts your dog’s health. If their routine changes regularly, it can upset their gut.

Identifying Health Conditions

Symptoms of an Upset Stomach

An upset stomach can cause several symptoms. If they persist, you should visit a vet for thorough testing. Look out for the following:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Drooling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Eating grass
  • Flatulence
  • Gurgling stomach

Which Breeds are Susceptible to Sensitive Stomachs?

Whilst no breeds are more susceptible to upset stomachs, some are more likely to suffer from diarrhoea. They include:

  • Maltese
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
  • Bichon Frisé
  • Miniature Schnauzers
  • Poodles 
  • Dachshunds
  • Yorkies
  • Shetland Sheepdogs
  • Miniature Pinschers

If you have one of these breeds, our dog food for sensitive stomachs is ideal. It provides all the necessary nutrients whilst managing their sensitivity.


What will my vet recommend for my dog’s sensitive stomach?

To manage a sensitive stomach, you should offer your dog a balanced diet, get them to drink plenty of water and lower their stress levels. Don’t forget that every case is different: your dog may have intolerances or illnesses. Your vet will run specific tests and create a bespoke plan.

How can I measure a food’s digestibility?

Always pay attention to your dog’s stools to note any changes. Once you understand what normal looks like, you can identify abnormalities that could indicate allergies or less digestible foods. 

Is my dog’s upset stomach an emergency?

An upset stomach can indicate a need for urgent veterinary assistance. If your dog is constantly vomiting, suffers from dehydration, fever or lethargy, or produces bloody or tarry stools, you must take them to a vet immediately.