Thank you for the update. Colitis can be caused by intolerance of certain ingredients but not always. Assuming that your dog has a food intolerance, this thread
might be useful to you. There is no best food for dogs with colitis because every dog is different, especially when it comes to food intolerance.
Here are some suggestions:
- Conduct a proper elimination diet with the help of your vet. It takes a while but can have a useful outcome.
- Discuss with your vet whether it would be worth testing for intolerances.
- Change to a wet food. They tend to have simpler recipes. Dry dog food often contains storage mites in varying numbers and this is a common allergen.
- Add in a good quality canine specific pre/probiotic such as YuDigest. My understanding is that while many dogs are ok with plain yoghurt, some are lactose intolerant. Also, dogs have a highly acidic stomach which may kill off the healthy bacteria found in yoghurt.
If you are interested in trying wet food, use the Dog Food Directory and set the ratings slider to the higher end eg 4-5 stars. Tick no red ingredients. If you go for grain free choose sweet potato. The ones that contain brown rice might be useful too because it is a good source of fibre.
If you prefer dry food the other option is to look at the cold pressed foods
because some of them contain ingredients that are reputed to promote gut health. There are some that don’t contain chicken eg Gentle Fish. They soak very nicely with tepid water and you can therefore easily make it into a wet food which will not dehydrate the dog.