Sensitive Skin & Gut
Healthy Benefits Adult Dog Food All breeds
Aids nutrient absorption, bowel function, and skin and coat health in adult dogs.
From quality meats, vegetables, and legumes
From a blend of healthy fats and oils, including fish oil
Made with fish oil
Black Hawk Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut offers a balanced diet and has been specifically developed by our animal nutritionists and vets to aid nutrient absorption, support bowel function, and assist with skin and coat health in adult dogs. Highly digestible, it is fortified with probiotics and 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.
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.
Chicken (meal & fresh), oats, field peas, chicken fat (preserved with natural antioxidants), rice, chickpeas, faba beans, natural chicken flavour, beet pulp, hydrolysed chicken, essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, fish oil, sweet potato, carrot fibre, dried yeast extracts, sea kelp, tomato, zinc proteinate, coconut oil, D-glucosamine, green-lipped mussel, emu oil, L-carnitine, selenium yeast, Yucca schidigera extract, blueberries, carrots, cranberries, peppermint, pumpkin seeds, dandelion, and rosemary.
Analysis, Vitamins & Minerals
Black Hawk Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profile for maintenance.
|Crude Protein (min)
|Crude Fibre (max)
|Calcium – Ca (min)
|Phosphorus – P (min)
|Calorie Content (calculated)
|3,700 kcal ME/kg
Added Essential Vitamins
Choline, Vitamin E, Vitamin C*, Pantothenic acid, Niacin, Riboflavin, Vitamin D, Thiamine, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Folic acid, Biotin*, Vitamin B12.
Potassium, Chloride, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Iodine, Selenium.
Essential Amino Acids
*Not recognised as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Daily Feeding Guide
Ideal feeding quantities may vary by breed, age, activity level, body condition and neutered status, so the following information is a guide only. Adjust to suit your pet's needs.
|Less Active Dogs
|Grams per Day
|Up to 2kg
|Up to 45g
|Up to 50g
|2 – 5kg
|45 – 85g
|50 – 100g
|5 – 10kg
|85 – 145g
|100 – 165g
|10 – 15kg
|145 – 195g
|165 – 225g
|15 – 25kg
|195 – 285g
|225 – 335g
|25 – 35kg
|285 – 370g
|335 – 430g
|add 70g per 10kg of additional body weight
|add 80g per 10kg of additional body weight
Important Feeding Information
- Gradual food transitions and frequent small meals help reduce gut workload, plus their skin will respond best to prolonged feeding of beneficial nutrients (for 2-3 months). Seek vet advice should your dog have signs of ill health.
- Less active = less than 1 hour/day of low impact activity eg. lead walking.
- Active = 1-3 hours/day of low impact activity or up to 1 hour/day of high impact activity eg. off-lead running or agility training.
- 1 metric cup (250ml) = approximately 125g.
- Make sure fresh water in a clean bowl is available at all times.
Daily feeding calculator
How much Healthy Benefits Sensitive Skin & Gut Dog Food should I feed my dog?
This recommendation is based on your adult dog’s current weight of kg.
Cost per day
Cost for a 12kg bag*
Weighing your pet's daily portion is best, and where possible adjust their feeding according to any changes in weight or activity levels. If you're using a cup measure, then 1 metric cup = approximately 125g of kibble.
* RRP based on the standard retail price.
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Frequently asked questions
Does Black Hawk dog food contain any additives or preservatives?
Black Hawk wet and dry food contains only natural preservatives. A natural preservative is one that occurs naturally in nature, as opposed to a chemical preservative that is made synthetically such as BHT, BHA or ethoxyquin which are often found in cheaper brands.
The natural preservatives we use in our products include rosemary extract, vitamin E (tocopherol) and vitamin C.
Why do you include chicken fat in your recipes?
Fat is included in pet foods to deliver a number of nutritional benefits to the dogs and cats we feed. This includes the provision of energy, but also essential nutrients (eg linoleic acid) and others that impart valuable health benefits when consumed (omega 3 fatty acids, for example). Some fats are incorporated into bodily structures, and some take on more functional roles, like those which form hormones or support the immune system.
Apart from the nutritional need to include fat, it also assists in food selection and consumption. Both dogs and cats find fats palatable, and this is one driving force behind product acceptance.
- It’s digestible, meaning that it is easily absorbed and processed by dogs and cats
- Availability and supply is reliable, meaning we can reliably incorporate it into our diets now and in the future
- And it also fits with our natural philosophy.
We generally use fat from chicken sources because it consistently delivers on the above qualities.
Our chicken fat come from minimally processed sources, where we’re looking to preserve the value of this ingredient all the way to your pet’s bowl.
Where is Black Hawk dog food made?
Black Hawk kibble is made at our new state of the art facility in Parkes, New South Wales, using fresh local ingredients, ensuring nutritional excellence and superior quality.
Our kibble is gently roasted at a lower and more even temperature, which creates higher palatability. Put simply, our kibble is even tastier.
We undertake regular audits not only of our ingredient suppliers, but of the factories which make our foods, to ensure compliance to our product specifications.
These sites adhere to good manufacturing practices, dictated by organisations such as the PFIAA (Pet Food Industry Association of Australia), and the NZPFMA (New Zealand Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association). These organisations uphold and advocate for the highest standards of pet food production and PFIAA sets an Australian Standard (AS5812), acting as the ‘public face’ of the pet food industry.
Sensitive Skin & Gut
Healthy Benefits Adult Dog Food All breeds