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Sensitive products and diet feed

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The two products are feed for special nutritional purposes. Sensitive products are suitable for allergy and digestive problems, while diet foods are suitable for those who are overweight. Diet feed clearly differs from common feed due to adapted compositions such as reduced fat and protein content or manufacturing processes.

What are sensitive products?

Sensitive products are designed to provide nutritionally sensitive dogs with optimal, healthy nutrition. Therefore, the ingredients are selected and their composition adjusted so that the food is easy to digest and supports the health of the animal. If your dog has sensitive digestion, sensitive dog food is ideal.

When should you use sensitive food?

Sensitive food is suitable for sensitive dogs with digestive problems or intolerances. Abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and vomiting are classic signs that your pet is not digesting dog food properly.

  • Skin problems
  • Ear infections
  • Itchy paws
  • Cold-like symptoms such as sneezing or coughing

In addition to typical gastrointestinal problems, these are common signs that your dog has a food intolerance. Carefully selected ingredients are highly digestible and gentle on sensitive digestive systems.

What are diet foods?

Diet food is dog food with reduced ingredients. Examples are low fat, low protein or protein, phosphorus or sodium - depending on why your four-legged friend needs diet food. Low-fat diet foods are often rich in fiber and fiber. These will keep your dog full without stressing him out. Reduced protein levels help slow metabolism.

When should I use diet food?

For example, a diet food should be used if one of the following dog diseases has been diagnosed:


If your dog has diabetes, it can be due to either insufficient insulin production by the pancreas (type 1 diabetes) or because the insulin produced is not acting adequately on target cells (type 2 diabetes). Dogs suffering from diabetes often need insulin and a special food after consultation with the veterinarian. Attention should be paid to a low-sugar diet with "low mono- and disaccharide content" of selected carbohydrate sources.

Kidney diseases

For diseases such as kidney failure and kidney stones in dogs, it is particularly advisable to use dog food that is low in protein and phosphorus. Dog food with less than 22% crude protein (at 12% moisture) is considered low in protein and with less than 5% phosphorus (at 12% moisture) is considered low in phosphorus. The reason low protein dog food is recommended is that some kidney diseases can be caused by protein deposits in blood vessels.


Our beloved four-legged friends are also affected by the widespread disease of obesity. If a dog weighs more than 10 percent of its normal weight, it is said to be overweight. Dog obesity is often a home-grown affair: When your dog sits in front of you wide-eyed and begging, it's hard to resist giving sausage and other treats. Another main cause of obesity in dogs is lack of exercise. In this case, it is important to pay attention to a diet with reduced metabolizable energy. The following applies as diet food: < 3,060 kcal/kg complete feed with a moisture content of 12% or convertible energy < 560 kcal/kg complete feed with a moisture content of 85%.

Liver diseases

There are dogs who become ill due to congenital organ damage, inflammation, obesity or liver tumors. If your dog suffers from liver disease, it is of great importance to make dietary changes as recommended by the treating veterinarian. A feed with a medium protein content (below 27.9% at 12% moisture) with selected and easily digestible proteins is recommended.

Chronic intestinal inflammation IBD

Chronic intestinal inflammation in dogs, also known as IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), is a condition that affects the gastrointestinal lining. In this disease, the dog's immune system reacts abnormally to the bacteria normally found in the intestines, causing inflammation. Feeding is of central importance in IBD in order to protect the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, dogs suffering from IBD should receive a high-quality, well-tolerated food. It makes sense to feed a monoprotein food, i.e. a dry or wet food that only contains one protein source. Make sure that treats and snacks do not contain any other types of meat. Basically, feeding should be done in the same way as an elimination diet. Grains and gluten should be avoided completely.

Inflammation of the pancreas pancreatitis

    When there is inflammation in the body, important nutrients cannot be broken down properly. Pancreatitis in dogs usually presents with symptoms such as vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, weakness and diarrhea. The principle is to make the food as easy to digest as possible:
    • little fiber - avoid plant fibers - easily digestible vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin, fennel or zucchini are fine
    • high-quality protein – ideally as lean meat and low-fat monoprotein sources such as insects
    • healthy carbohydrates – e.g. Potatoes & tapioca as carbohydrates with the lowest load
    • unsaturated fatty acids – rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, linseed oil, safflower oil

    That's why BugBell!

    Although we do not praise diet food, we are within the guidelines in many areas. Our food is low in protein and low in phosphorus and is therefore very suitable for kidney diseases . We also pay attention to low-fat and sugar-free recipes to counteract obesity. By using insects as a compatible monoprotein source and using digestible ingredients, we can also recommend our food for IBD and pancreatitis .