When it comes to digestive upsets, we all understand that dreaded moment that we smell then see the disaster that came from our pup when they ate something they should not have. The occasionally explosive tummy upset. However, what do we do when that seems to be an all the time issue? Normally we go through the list:
* Vet Visit to check why its happening - are there any underlying medical issues causing this?
* Fecal to ensure no parasites
* Antibiotics to kill anything that it could be since nothing was seen on the fecal
* Anti-parasitics to kill anything it may be since nothing was found on the fecal
* Change our dogs food to something new
But it persists. Sometimes we need to change our tactics. We need to look at the gut health of the dog.
A dogs GI tract in lay terms is like a little garden. Filled with plants and flowers that allow our dogs to absorb nutrients from the food they eat and is a large part of their immune system. Seratonin and Gaba are created in these processes and if they are not balanced this can prevent the production of these essential chemicals entry into the dogs body. Anxious, reactive, and aggressive dogs are prone to this.
Pre and pro biotics are key in helping to balance the fauna and flora of a dogs GI tract. Prebiotics are the food for the good bacteria- probiotics- that ensure maximum absorbtion of nutrition from what you are feeding.
Why is this important. If there is too much bad bacteria, not necessarily an infection, and not enough good bacteria (antibiotics kill good and bad) then dogs loose nutrients and their food is wasted and the liquid isn't absorbed into the dogs body causing diarrhea to occur.
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