4 Tips To Restore Your Dog's Gut Health

August 25, 2020

4 Tips To Restore Your Dog's Gut Health

Has your dog been suffering from ongoing diarrhea? Here are some tips you can consider to help your dog get back on track to having a healthier gut.


#1 Avoid Grains

Although dogs can digest grains fine, that doesn't necessarily mean that they should. There are more and more human studies that show that grains cause inflammation throughout the body. So, you can try cutting out those grains to perhaps help eliminate the possibility of something causing inflammation in your dog's body.


#2 Add Prebiotics & Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract of dogs and help restore gut health and the digestive system. They’re also essential to supporting your dog's immune system. When there's an imbalance in your dog's gut, such as an overgrowth of harmful bacteria, problems begin to occur. Probiotics help fight these bad bacteria and are crucial in helping reduce problems like diarrhea, gas, cramping, and bad breath.

So, why not consider getting your pup on probiotics? Petaxin's Daily Probiotics is a great probiotic to start with as it contains 6 healthy probiotic strains to strengthen your dog's immune system & brain function as well as helps minimize allergy symptoms & improve coat health.

In addition to probiotics, it's a great idea to add in prebiotics as this is a source of food for those good bacteria that you put into your dog's gut. Petaxin's daily probiotics contains two types of prebiotics catered specifically to help boost the growth of the six probiotic strains they've packed into their tasty soft chews.

You can also try some natural probiotics such as:

  • Fermented Vegetables - Start out slowly and work up to 1 tsp. for every 15 lbs. of body weight.
  • Raw Goat Milk - Buy organic and feed according to their body weight. 2 oz. for 20 lbs., 4 oz. for 20 to 50 lbs., 6 oz. for 50 lbs.+


#3 Gelatin + Bone Broth

When your dog's intestines are weak due to bacteria imbalance, you may begin to notice that your dog's coat looks dull, he's experiencing digestion & energy issues, or has a weak immune system. The intestines break down food so that the body can absorb the needed nutrients to keep them healthy.

Including gelatin in your pup's diet can help boost their fur and nail health as well as help fix some of the issues poor gut causes such as joint pain and skin allergies. This, in turn, can help promote a healthier gut system resulting in your dog' overall health improvement. There are many recipes online that you can find to make a bone broth for your dog and it's super easy to make!


#4 Don't Give Your Pup These

You may already know of several types of food that can negatively affect our dog's health. Therefore, one of the best ways to protect your dog's gut health is to avoid giving them anything that can cause problems for them. Is there anything else that we should be aware of? Here are two to consider:

Antibiotics - Although this kills off bad bacteria, they also kill off a lot of the good bacteria in the gut, thus impacting the bacterial balance and causing digestive issues. Therefore, if you must give your dog antibiotics, be sure to also give them a probiotic.

NSAIDS - (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) A lot of medications used to relieve pain and inflammation can also negatively affect the gut. One of the most common side effects of most NSAIDs are diarrhea and vomiting. Therefore, it may be worth the effort to research other alternatives to help control your dog's long-term pain.


In Summary...

It's always your best bet to seek first a veterinary profession regarding your dog's gut issues. Also, it's good to remember that if these problems have been ongoing for quite some time in your dog, then it will also take sufficient time to help your pup regain their original gut health.

The longer the issue has persisted, the longer it will take to fix it. That's why it's good to have a realistic outlook. Do not expect fast results. It will take lots of patience, persistence, and love in order to help your dog regain his gut health! So don't prolong, kickstart your dog's path to a healthy gut today!



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