As pet owners, our furry friends' health is of utmost importance to us. One of the most common health concerns in dogs is gut and stomach issues that can have an effect on your dog’s overall health and well-being. From the occasional upsets, to more serious digestive problems, here’s five ways to improve and maintain a healthy gut.
Implement a single protein diet
A single protein diet can be a game-changer for pets with gut and stomach issues. By reducing the number of ingredients in their food, you minimise the chances of an adverse reaction to one of them. You can even consider switching to a single protein diet that features a novel source of protein, such as duck or kangaroo, which is less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Pay attention to the ingredients
Limited ingredient diets can also help eliminate potential allergens and be easier for your dog to digest. We carefully select all the ingredients in our Prime100 diets to ensure we are only using ingredients with purpose and aren’t including unnecessary fillers.
When reading your dog’s food label, you’ll find the list of ingredients in descending order by weight, with the first ingredients listed being the most present in the food by weight.
Avoid sudden diet changes
Just like us humans, a sudden diet changes can lead to a digestive upset in your dog. If you’re thinking of switching your dog’s food over and you’re worried about upsetting their stomach, do it gradually over the course of several days to allow their digestive system time to adjust.
Keep an eye on portion control
Overfeeding your pet can lead to digestive problems such as loose stools and abdominal discomfort so be mindful of portion sizes. Always use measuring cups or a kitchen scale when portioning up your dog's meal so you can make sure you aren't over or under feeding.
Tip: Use our Feeding Guide Calculator to find your dog's recommended daily intake based on their size, age and activity level.
Avoid table scraps
Be mindful of table scraps that might cause upset your dog’s stomach. Whilst some human foods are good for dogs, many foods may be too rich or fatty for your pup to tolerate.
Sticking to a well-balanced diet specifically formulated for your dog can be the healthiest option and also provides your dog with a more consistent diet.
Remember, maintaining a healthy gut and preventing stomach issues in your dog requires a balanced and appropriate diet with proper portion control. Our single protein diets are each formulated using fresh, Australian ingredients that have been carefully selected with the purpose of improving your pet’s overall health and wellbeing.
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