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Natural Ways to look after your Dog’s Gut Health

Thursday April 21, 2022

Over the last few years, the topic of gut health has taken centre stage. It’s simple to understand why, with research proving that gut health is an important role in our overall well-being, impacting immunity, mental state, energy levels, and more. But we’re not just talking about people here; your four-legged buddies need some love as well.

We take pet parenting extremely seriously, which is why we’re focusing on gut health and how it relates to our dogs’ overall health. Anything that helps dogs live their best life such as Dig-In’s prebiotics, is immediately on our radar.

Why your dog’s digestive health is important

We all want to see our dogs happy, and at a fundamental level, this starts with a healthy digestive system. Our dogs, like humans, have a gut microbiome that is linked to markers of general health such as immunity, skin health, and energy. And, like humans, their gut health may be influenced by age, environment, and diet—but it can also be strengthened with proper care.

That’s where you come in. According to research, it is critical to choose pet food with microbiome-targeted nutrients (translation: prebiotics and probiotics). We contribute to our dogs’ health by supporting their digestive systems, and Dig-In has made this much easier with our selection of canine prebiotics.

Digestive enzymes promote healthy guts

Digestive enzymes are the first priority when it comes to selecting the proper ingredients. Enzymes aid in the most visible activity of digestion: the breakdown of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates present in food. These digestive enzymes are abundant in the superfoods pumpkin and papaya, which are major elements in Dig-In’s prebiotic recipe.

Omega-3 fatty acids protect your dog skin & coat 

Who knew that having a healthy digestive system could affect your pet’s coat, keeping it shiny and soft? You may be familiar with omega-3 fatty acids from your own supplement routine, but your dog requires dietary lipids as well. This crucial element, which can be found in the Wellness CORE Digestive Health dry and wet food formulations, promotes healthy skin and a shiny coat. Pageant dogs, step aside.

Vitamins and minerals support immunity.

Dogs, like humans, are exposed to a wide range of germs and viruses, whether through food or drink, at the dog park, or by airborne particles. They require a robust immune system to be healthy, ready for any mischief they may get themselves into! According to research, vitamins and minerals are important building blocks in your dog’s immune system, and many of them are absorbed through the digestive tract. We can improve their immunity simply by being attentive to the foods they eat on a daily basis.

Prebiotics and probiotics strengthen the microbiome.

We help our dogs’ microbiomes by feeding them kibble that contains digestion components like prebiotics and probiotics, indicated on the back of the bag in the Guaranteed Analysis.

Play your part by choosing the best ingredients. 

At the end of the day, if you’re anything like us, you want what’s best for your pooch. Dig-In products focus on the most critical components for gut health while eliminating superfluous items such as wheat, maize, soy, and artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives. The digestive system is the gateway to our pets’ overall wellness. Aside from rubs and petting, we now know the essentials that keep their stomachs satisfied.