The Importance of Good Gut Health in Your Dog
Did you know that the health of your dog’s gut can be an indicator of his overall health? Gut health is one of the most important aspects of keeping your dog in tip-top shape, and there are several things you can do to ensure it stays in good shape. Start by feeding your dog high-quality food, and avoid giving him human treats as well as high-fat and low-fiber foods to help keep your pup in the best health possible! Next consider giving your dog a supplement to help them get the most out of their nutritious food and aiding in digestion. I’m talking about adding some good bacteria in.
What Is Healthy Digestive System?
A healthy digestive system is key to overall health. If your dog’s gut is compromised, not only will he suffer from symptoms, but he can also develop more serious diseases that could even lead to death. A few problems that might indicate a problem with digestion include diarrhea or constipation, foul-smelling stool and weight loss. Good nutrition and exercise are vital for maintaining a healthy digestive system for dogs as well as humans. In addition to these two things, taking a probiotic supplement is essential for dogs with gastrointestinal issues because it helps maintain normal gut flora (the good bacteria) so that an imbalance does not occur in their intestines. If you think your dog is sick and is showing other concerning symptoms check out this article from Pet Health Network about The Top 10 Signs Your Dog May Be Sick
What Is Gastrointestinal Tract?
The gastrointestinal tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from your mouth to your anus. It’s where food is digested and nutrients are absorbed into your body; it also houses millions of bacteria (or good bacteria). Dogs need good gut health as much as humans do, so learn how to keep them healthy with these tips.
There are many bacteria living in your dog’s gut, some good and some bad. When dogs have an imbalance between good and bad bacteria in their digestive tract, conditions like diarrhea may develop. Probiotics—especially those containing live cultures of Lactobacillus acidophilus—are helpful for maintaining healthy gut health. This can help aid digestion while improving immune system function. High-quality probiotics support overall health by providing a variety of health benefits; they may even alleviate symptoms associated with canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you want to help your dog have optimal gut health, check out our selection of high-quality probiotic supplements for dogs today!
What Does GI Tract Do?
The GI tract plays a big role in supporting a dog’s digestion. The dog’s gut health will make sure their stomach is happy, so their mouth can be happy. Healthy dogs have a properly functioning digestive system and one important part of that is good bacteria from probiotics. This aids in healthy digestion to support your dog’s diet needs. Dogs digest food much differently than humans, so it’s important to make sure they are getting enough of these supplements! If you aren’t sure if your dog needs help with its gut health, consider keeping an eye out for these signs. They can indicate a need for more help or maintenance for digestive issues: bad gas, diarrhea or vomiting, gurgling tummy, eating their stool and/or a sensitive stomach.
How Can You Help Your Dog Have a Healthy GI Tract?
PawTree has a wonderful product called Gastro Pro Plus that is all the good bacteria that your dog needs to help keep their GI tract healthy. You can also add some prebiotics, or foods that promote good bacteria, to your dogs daily diet by including a prebiotic powder with their meal (Gastro Pro Plus)or giving them some pumpkin (all natural and packed with enzymes). Adding herbs like parsley, dandelion root, or fennel to your dog’s daily meal are also great ways to help support their gut health. You should also consider adding in digestive enzymes at every meal (in Gastro Pro Plus)since dogs cannot naturally produce these enzymes but need them for proper digestion. Digestive enzymes will break down proteins, fats, carbohydrates and other nutrients which helps dogs absorb more nutrition from their food. They also support healthy intestinal function and play an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system. If you have any questions about how to best support your dog’s good gut health please contact us! We would love to hear from you!