Wake up to the importance of good dog gut health

If, as a pet parent, you are hearing more and more about dog gut health, there’s a very good reason for it. The world at last seems to be waking up to what we dog nutritionists have been banging on about for what seems like decades.

The key to good canine health is good gut health. Put another way, you cannot expect to have a healthy dog if your dog does not have a healthy gut. And a healthy gut does not come from a bag of kibble. That’s one of the reasons gut-related dog health problems have seen such a massive increase in recent years.

No, good gut health comes from feeding your best friend healthy fresh food. Food that will protect its gut, not food that is the cause of most canine health problems today!

Gut related health problems

So what sort of dog health problems am I suggesting are related to poor gut health? Well, just about everything really. Because between 80% and 90% of your dog’s immune system, its first line of defence, is in its gut.

So feed it highly processed commercial dog food that causes inflammation in its gut, and you leave your dog wide open to diseases as disparate as liver and kidney disease to cancer, diabetes and pancreatitis.

But the signs of ill health you’re most likely to see first are external problems like paw licking and ear scratching. Signs of inflammation. External manifestations of internal problems.

But gut-related dog problems don’t end there. Far from it in fact. There’s a whole raft of digestive problems to boot. That diarrhoea your dog keeps suffering from. That’s a symptom. It’s not the problem. And that’s where your vet is going wrong. He or she just wants to treat the symptom and ignore the real cause of the problem which is of course poor dog gut health.

And that diarrhoea is not going away you know. Not unless you address your dog’s gut health once and for all.

All the dog health problems I’ve so far mentioned, those and many, many more, all relate to gut health. And how do you make them go away without medication which will only make the matter worse? By feeding proper food of course. Food that will not cause inflammation. Food that will not necessitate your vet destroying the delecate bacteria balance in your dog’s gut by prescribing damaging antibiotics. That’s why so many of today’s dogs suffer from debiliating life-long health problems. Vets indiscriminately prescribing unnecessary medication.

My dietary consultation will provide you with a customised feeding plan for your dog's individual requirements.

Gut dysbiosis and leaky gut

There are two key issues relating to your dog’s gut that are ultimately responsible for all the canine health problems mentioned so far.

Gut dysbiosis, the imbalance between the good and bacteria in its gut. The imbalance that sees the bad bacteria overwhelm your dog’s beneficial good bacteria.

And the related gut health problem, intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut syndrome. Whereby the previously mentioned bad bacteria manages to break through your dog’s gut lining, enter its bloodstream and ultimately wreak havoc all over your dog’s body.

And that by the way includes the itching, scratching and biting. The skin and ear infections, the paw licking and ear scratching that sends so many people unnecessarily scurrying to their vets.

Without addressing the twin problems of gut dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome, you are never going to have a healthy dog. And there’s no better placed person to help you address these issues than a dog nutritionist.

the way to improve gut health

Your vet won’t be able to help address a dog gut health issue. Only improved nutrition can improve the problem and vets are not qualified in matters of nutrition. He or she is likely to prescribe antibiotics or steroids which will just make your dog’s gut problems worse.

No, you need to consult with a dog nutritionist. A dog nutritionist is uniquely qualified to address your dog’s digestive issues and to cure most of your dog’s likely problems.

Conctact me today and together we’ll make your best friend a healthier dog!

Gerald Pepin

Gerald Pepin

Canine Nutritionist

Gerald Pepin is a qualified canine nutritionist, writer, speaker and homemade dog food advocate. Gerald believes that good nutrition can improve or cure most canine health problems and that the natural way is always the best way when it comes to healing man's best friend. A life-long lover of German Shepherds, Gerald and his wife The Dog Chef have two GSDs and live in rural Somerset.

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