Feeding guide for any dog suffering from digestive problems
- Canine Nutritionist-approved
- Overview of canine digestive disorders. Their causes, symptoms and natural solutions
- Dietary adjustments and guidelines to help manage, improve and hopefully eradicate your dog’s digestive problems
- Suggested natural supplements
- Less than the price of a veterinary consultation
- Complete with recipes
Dog Digestive Problems Diet
Anything that reduces the digestive capability of a dog can be considered a digestive problem. That includes anything that affects the absorption of food or its transition through the digestive tract. That includes the oesophagus, stomach, liver, spleen, pancreas, small and large intestine, rectum, and anus. Specific dog digestive problems include:
- Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
- Acute gastroenteritis
It stands to reason that if anything interferes with the natural process of any of these organs and their ability to utilize the nutrients from food it’s going to have a negative impact on the health of your dog. Canine digestive problems are the most common and frequently unneccessary reasons for veterinary intervention
Diarrhoea is the sign we most frequently associate with a digestive problem. But it is in fact just one of a number of signs which indicate all is not well in that department. Others include excessive drooling, constipation, vomiting and loss of appetite. They also include bleeding, abdominal pain, bloating and straining to defecate. Even dehydration can be a sign of a digestive problem. Digestion is also critical for maintaining the proper balance of fluid and electrolytes (salts) in your dog’s body.
Find the right way forward
Once your dog’s digestive problem has been diagnosed, finding the right way forward for your individual dog is imperative. Most canine digestive health problems can be addressed purely through dietary management. Finding the right diet for your individual dog. Not only can a healthy diet address most canine digestive problems. It can improve the overall health of your dog at the same time.
Prescription medication from the vet might be necessary to address the initial symptoms of your dog’s digestive problem. But that alone is not a long-term solution for most dogs. Medication will address one problem. A dog digestive problems diet plan is capable of addressing many problems at the same time. And please don’t confuse my plan with a prescription diet from the vet. They are not one and the same thing. My diet plans use fresh wholefoods. Your vet’s prescription diet, invariably dry dog biscuit, is little different from the food that most likely caused your dog’s health problem in the first place!