Breed

Bloodhound


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperament
  • friendly
  • independent
  • inquisitive

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Bloodhound with a Sensitive Stomach

The Bloodhound is a dog breed that’s well-known as the master of tracking. It can follow a scent trail that’s days old, and it can even follow it at a distance in order to optimize its travel time. For this reason, its use in modern time has shifted from hunting game to tracking missing persons and escaped convicts, though it was historically used in hunting parties. They were often not responsible for the killing of game, but rather would leave that to more suitable breeds while providing the essential service of trailing game with their powerful sense of smell and tenacity. The Bloodhound is also known for its distinct appearance. Its skin hangs loose, which gives its face a drooping, almost sad look, and it has long, floppy ears to match. It’s also a large breed and heavy. Its weight is deceptive, as it’s largely due to the breed's unusually thick bones. That’s not to say the Bloodhound isn’t well muscled. The breed is quite strong. Though it may seem intimidating, the Bloodhound is a gentle breed by nature and fits well into the human family dynamic. However, they can be very stubborn and, therefore, difficult to train. For more effective training, be sure to use a treat like real meat. Giving them what they truly want is a handy motivator, and you won’t have to contend with any irritation to a sensitive stomach from giving your dog food like biscuits that may contain gluten, which can be hard for dogs to digest.


Breed

Bloodhound


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperment
  • friendly
  • independent
  • inquisitive
Demeanor
alert and responsive

The Bloodhound has relatively few medical problems to anticipate or contend, but it’s extremely susceptible to gastrointestinal disease. Bloat, also known as gastric dilatation volvulus, is the number one cause of death in Bloodhounds, accounting for 34% of all deaths on record. Their rate of cancer is the only contender at 27%, but this number is standard across the spectrum of dog breeds. Potentially as a result of bloat being so common in the breed, Bloodhounds live, on average, only around 6 years, while they are known to live upwards of 12 years without complications. This is among the shortest life expectancy of all breeds.


Energy
active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
seasonally

Less extreme hazards to be aware of are potential infections of the skin, eyes, and ears, so these areas should be checked frequently and kept clean. This may be due to the droopiness of their skin. To help with a sensitive stomach, be sure your dog is getting enough fiber. This can generally help make digestion a smooth process which can decrease irritation, but it’s especially important in a high protein diet that most dogs gravitate toward.


It's imperative to take your Bloodhound to a veterinarian when they have chronic stomach concerns to discover what's causing them. After which, Spot & Tango may provide an excellent solution to alleviating the symptoms of your Bloodhound's sensitive stomach. We describe in detail and list all of the ingredients found in our dog food recipes. The beef, lamb, and turkey that we use in our dog food is all locally sourced from farmers we trust, and is USDA-approved. We guarantee that our meats are growth hormone, preservative, and artificial-additive free. Unlike the grains used as "filler" in many big brand dog foods, our millet, brown rice, and quinoa in our meals are all gluten-free and may improve your Bloodhound's immune system and digestive tract. This can be particularly helpful for a Bloodhound suffering with sensitive stomach issues. Further, the fresh vegetables, including spinach, carrots, and peas in our dog food provide a great source of fiber, which may also help alleviate sensitive stomach woes in a Bloodhound. When you order meals for your dog from Spot & Tango, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you know exactly what your pet is eating, and it has been formulated with their health particularly in mind.


Spot & Tango has one goal, and that’s to provide the right dog food to dogs everywhere. As a family owned and operated business and a bunch of dog lovers, Spot & Tango knows how much your canine companion means to you. That’s why we aim to use science to provide your dog with comprehensive nutrition that promotes better overall health. Our menu was designed with the help of medical and nutritional experts in order to provide meals that both satisfy canine cravings and help your furry friend live a healthy and happier life. We use only whole, fresh, human-grade ingredients, including 100% real meat to satisfy your dog’s craving for protein. We also use fruits, vegetables, and grains to provide vitamin C, calcium, and more to round out the diet with all the nutrients your dog needs. We stay away from filler ingredients like gluten and provide your dog with fiber to avoid irritating a sensitive stomach. We want to offer your dog the best dog food there is, because man’s best friend deserves nothing less.