Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut

by Dr Leoti Morkel
Technical Services Veterinarian
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Looking for a nutritious and healthy diet for your adult dog with sensitive skin and gut issues? Look no further than our Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut diet, made with fresh Australian chicken and a gentle grain-free fibre blend to aid nutrient absorption and support healthy bowel function in adult dogs. A highly digestible food, it is fortified with prebiotics for optimal gut flora. It also contains fish oil, a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin, shiny coat and joint support.

The gentler mixing and slow roasting capability of our advanced manufacturing technology allow us to better preserve the nutrients in our food products, ensuring superior quality and nutritional excellence. Our innovative coating technologies also mean improved performance where it matters most - having your pets find our diets delicious while giving them the nutrition they need and deserve.

Black Hawk Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut is a complete and balanced formula specially designed to help normalise gut function and passage of food, stool quality, and nutrient absorption. It is a great option for dogs who tend to scavenge, eat indiscriminately, or suffer from diarrhoea. With a unique blend of grain-free carbohydrates and fibres, your furry friend will enjoy optimal support for their sensitive gut. Highly digestible protein sources, chelated minerals, and supportive vitamins also provide the perfect combination for breeds with high skin and coat needs, recovering from adverse skin reactions, or living in harsh environments. 

Did you know that your dog's skin and gut have a lot in common? They both have important jobs in maintaining your dog’s overall health. Both the skin and gut act as a physical barrier between the internal environment of the body and the external world, preventing harmful microorganisms and other foreign substances to enter. Our Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut diet has special ingredients that help your dog's gut work better and support your dog's skin and coat, so they can look and feel their best.

We add prebiotics and probiotics to our Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut to help maintain the balance of healthy bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics are special fibres that the good bacteria in your dog’s gut can use to make short-chain fatty acids. These short-chain fatty acids are really important as they are a major source of food for the cells of the large intestine. Probiotics are live bacterial supplements that can also keep your dog’s gut healthy by supporting the gut barrier function and promoting a healthy digestive system. A happy and healthy community of microbes helps to inhibit the growth of bad bacteria and minimise smelly gas.

Our Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut dog food contains a special ingredient called algae beta-glucans. These are sugar molecules from certain types of aquatic algae that are easily absorbed by your dog's body. They help strengthen your dog's gut by promoting the growth of good bacteria and supporting the first line of defence in their gut. This ingredient has also been shown to help maintain healthy faecal scores. Another key ingredient is hydrolysed chicken which is chicken protein that has been broken down into smaller parts (also called peptides). This makes it easier for your dog to digest and absorb the amino acids it contains, which are important for building new skin and gut cells.

When changing your dog's food to Black Hawk Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut, it's important to do it slowly. This is especially true if the new food has different ingredients (including protein sources and carbohydrate-fibre mixes) than their current diet. Your dog's digestive system needs time to adjust to the new food, including changes in the need for digestive enzymes and how the food moves through their body. The healthy bacteria in their gut also need time to adapt to digesting the new food. Without a transition period, the gastrointestinal tract will likely become overwhelmed, and stool quality will change. While this isn't always a serious or a lasting health concern, we can ease the impact on our pets by adhering to the transition recommendation on pack and transition over a period of up to 7 days, or even longer if feeding a pet who is known to have a sensitive digestive system.


At Black Hawk, we believe that optimal nutrition is the foundation for a happier, healthier life for your dog. Our Healthy Benefits range is packed with beneficial nutrients, ensuring optimum nutrition and a happy, satisfied pet. Try our Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut diet today and give your dog the nutrition they deserve!


Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut is carefully formulated with essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids to provide optimal support for your furry friend's skin and coat health. One of the important ingredients in our recipe is zinc proteinate. When zinc is bound to an amino acid, like in zinc proteinate, it becomes more easily absorbed and utilised by the body. Zinc plays a key role in skin and coat health and the growth and maintenance of tissues. Biotin, also known as vitamin H or B7, is a vital vitamin that helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails. Without enough biotin, dogs can develop dry, itchy skin and a dull coat. Fish oil, another great ingredient, contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which are omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in marine sources. These fatty acids help maintain a healthy skin, a shiny coat and provide joint support. They are also helpful in reducing the risk of skin sensitivities.