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Great for sensitive stomachs!
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2019
I was a little nervous ordering this product, at first. My 2 year-old chihuahua terrier puppy has always had a severely sensitive stomach and has been on on hills veterinary prescription hypoallergenic dog food since almost Day 1. In the past, we have tried other dog foods, including sensitive stomach recipes, grain-free and limited-ingredient formulas, and even other brands of veterinary prescription hypoallergenic dog foods; all to no avail. Within only 2 hours of even tasting any of these other dog foods (which the taste was apparently also something to be desired), he would howl to go outside to relieve himself. His resulting stools were always completely liquid puddles, which he would strain to pass, and would retain a laxative effect that caused him frequent painful, liquid stools for several days before transitioning to solid again, only after re-introducing his strict hypo- diet. Because of his incredibly sensitive stomach, I have not tried another dog food brand for nearly two years and have instead routinely paid $75/bag monthly for Hill's hypo. Though this food has never once caused him to have tummy upset like anything and everything else, he began getting recurrent ear infections for the last 4 or 5 months, which caused me to believe that there had to be a better alternative to the expensive junk I was currently buying, and hopefully one he would truly enjoy eating. After lots of research as to which ingredients and formulas seem to work best for dogs with food sensitivities, I found this brand and tentatively weighed my options. There were a few other brands I was willing to try, though the price point was at least 30% per ounce than what I was already paying. My next alternative was to attempt to homemake my own dog food for him, which I couldn't be more nervous about doing. I was initially interested in purchasing the digestive care line, but it was only available in a 25# bag, which I knew would be a complete waste of money if it was a failure like all the others. The sensitive skin formula seemed like it was a decent option, especially since it came in a smaller bag that I could try or give to my neighbor, if it also failed. With much consideration, I finally decided to order a small package of the sensitive skin formula. Because of my dog's history, I tried to mix his prescription diet evenly with the new Diamond Care kibble, but had a bit of difficulty since the kibbles were almost identical. To my amazement, he loved and devoured every last bite of the mixture and begged for more. Nervously, I denied him and waited several hours. And then I waited several more hours. And then I realized it was just about time for his regular nightly poop. I took him out and voila! A totally normal, solid poop. No puddles, no straining, nothing. I offered him more of the Diamond care in increasing ratios of his prescription diet until I was only pouring the Diamind Care kibble into his bowl. He loved it and his poops stayed totally solid and the ear infections ceased! He has now been eating this dog food exclusively for the last 5 weeks with no problems at all. I have never been so happy for my lil pup and plan to repurchase, in a larger bag, from here on out. Very satisfied with this dog food formula as well as it's reasonable pricing. To compare, Hill's hypo was $75 for a 17 lb bag. Overall, the sensitive skin formula is great for sensitive stomachs, as well!