The Benefits of Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin

06 Feb 2020 | Written by Freshpet

Dogs that have issues with their stomach or skin/coat can experience discomfort that, as pet parents, we naturally empathize with. We all want the best for our pets and, until recently, there were not many top-quality dog food options that were designed specifically for dogs with gastrointestinal and skin issues.

Freshpet is out to change that. We have been working on a specialty, natural dog food recipe that would help adult dogs that have gastrointestinal or skin issues. Our team is happy to introduce Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin, a dog food for sensitive skin, stomachs, and coats. In this article, we discuss the difference between this product and other foods in Freshpet’s repertoire as well as how exactly Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin can help provide continued health to our more sensitive furry friends.

How is Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin Different from Other Freshpet Products?


As is the case with all Freshpet products, there is a keen focus on the ingredients to make this offering a top-quality dog food. Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin is different from other Freshpet products because it is a specially formulated as a dog food for sensitive skin and stomachs. The recipe contains steam cooked chicken, brown rice, and pumpkin – all of which are very easy on your dog’s stomach. The recipe for Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin is also rich in Vitamin A and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which promote your dog’s immune function, cell function, as well as healthy skin and coat. The healthiness of the meal is not the only thing that’s enhanced within this natural dog food. Freshpet worked hard to ensure that the flavor provides a treat for your pup during every meal.

The natural prebiotics from the chicken, pumpkin, brown rice, sweet potatoes, carrots, and chicory root extract all work to ensure that dogs with sensitive stomachs receive the nutrients that they require to stay happy and healthy.

What Are the Benefits of Chicory Root and Other Prebiotics?

chicory root next to bowl with dog food for sensitive skin

Chicory root extract in Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin is a high quality, soluble and functional fiber source that helps with nutrient absorption into your pet’s bloodstream. This is especially the case in foods that contain high amounts of meat and fish.

Chicory root extract is a natural prebiotic that contains inulin, which can assist beneficial bacteria in your dog’s gastrointestinal track. While probiotics are often talked about in relation to you and your pet’s health, prebiotics serve a similarly important function by feeding and acting as nutrition for the “good bacteria” in your pet’s stomach that break them down. The natural prebiotics work to ensure that this natural dog food fosters healthy gut function in addition to being a suitable dog food for sensitive skin.

Can I Use This Product When My Dog Is Not Actively Having Stomach or Skin Issues?

You can absolutely give Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin to your dog if they are not actively having issues with their stomach, skin, or coat. Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin is a natural dog food formulated for health and pure preventative benefits as well as for dogs experiencing digestion and/or skin and coat issues. This means that this top-quality dog food can be served to your dog as a complete and balanced meal on its own.

The recipe was developed for adult dogs specifically, however, which means that they do not have any of the EPA and DHA that are added to puppy recipes to assist with their development. For this reason, Freshpet asks that you only feed Freshpet Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin to adult dogs and recommends feeding our puppy formula to dogs that are under the age of one year old.

Responses to this Post

Rokiya Fields
23 Jun, 2020 at 02:39 pm
I give my dog this and only this he loves it, but I will be looking for the sensitive stomach and skin...much needed
Colette Allen
6 Jul, 2020 at 01:23 am
I have a 6 year old Girl GSD and has a very sensitive tummy and picky eater, I mostly cook for her but tried your sensitive formula after a crazy weekend and she devoured it!!! And no tummy issues!! I’ll be buying a lot of this product for it helps out my wallet and time consuming cooking and sometimes she won’t eat! Thank you Freshpet!! Any coupons would be greatly appreciated! Thank you again Colette allen
Cassandra Newton
11 Sep, 2020 at 11:07 pm
Only thing my dogs will eat super picky eaters.
Regina Cornell
30 Sep, 2020 at 12:24 am
I give my dog Freshpet. She cant have anything with chicken. So the Beef or the turkey products work best with her and her allergy problems....thank you so much.
Doggo mama
15 Dec, 2021 at 03:14 pm
My dog had suffered from diarrhea for weeks after an injury required meds. Fecal tests showed no parasites or other issues. We tried all types of food, including just boiled chicken and rice made at home and still he didn’t improve. After many weeks of suffering through this I fed him Freshpet Sensitive Stomach and Skin and from that point on he’s not had a single diarrhea episode. Not even the expensive brands our vet recommended had such good results. We are forever fans.

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