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Django's middle name is sensitive belly! From day one, he's had belly issues. Allergies to beef, lamb, pork, He's had pancreatitis twice, on more Flagyl to control diarrhea over the past 12 years. He's had more boiled chicken and rice in his life than most dogs. It's very strange how their bellies go from normal to the opposite end of the spectrum in a quick second.
I do have to say however, and I know many will poo-poo me however for years (11), I always tried feeding my dog "the best food out there" with no success. He was never a good eater, days where he wouldn't eat, he'd have diarrhea, and the list goes on. Finally when I switched vets 2 year ago, she put him on Royal Canine, their basic bland chicken for belly issues and for the first time in 10 years, he can't wait to eat his food. He eats every single piece of kibble and I don't have to feed him by hand any more. HE does the happy dance when he knows he's going to be fed. My vet said sometimes we try so hard to give our dogs the best and sometimes the simple stuff is what they need and what works. For me, this has been a life changing event for my dog. His Addison's numbers have never ever been better, they are actually all within the normal range, an occurrence that hasn't happened since he was diagnosed.
Maybe the answer is keep it simple. Everyone has to do what works for them, all i know, is this has been the best change for my dogs life, health and well being. And best of all, no more sensitive belly!