GI Health

GI Health


    Hey, we can all sympathize with an upset stomach, and dogs are no different. From the dreaded dog farts to that unwelcome present on the carpet, your dog’s GI health matters to them—and to you.

    Even if your dog is eating right and getting enough exercise, there’s always a chance that they’ll have gastrointestinal problems. Luckily, with a little bit of common sense and the right supplements for your pet, you can keep your dog's gut healthy and, just maybe, help them live longer!

    What you need to know about dog gut health

    • Your dog’s gut microbiome is vital for many aspects of its health, including metabolism, immune system regulation, and protection against pathogens.
    • Symptoms of poor gut health include digestive problems, vomiting, dehydration, abdominal bloating, excessive drooling, and more.
    • Causes of gastrointestinal problems can include eating what they’re not supposed to to more serious issues like infections, illnesses, parasites.
    • Digestive diseases are common in certain dog breeds, including Great Danes, German shepherds, golden retrievers and collies.
    • Gut health in dogs can be improved with probiotics and other health supplements, as well as a nutritious diet and regular exercise.

    Benefits of dietary supplements for dogs

    A happy gut makes a happy pup. We offer three solutions for improving your dog’s digestive health: VisBIome, Rapamycin, and Longevity Plus. Let’s take a look at what these dietary supplements can do for you.

    • VisBiome is such a strong probiotic that you need a prescription—don’t worry, we can help you get one. Probiotics assist the good microbes in your dog’s stomach, which boosts its metabolism and helps it fight off infection and disease.
    • Rapamycin is becoming something of a wonder drug in terms of longevity in dogs, and among its numerous benefits is how it improves gut health. Specifically, treatment with rapamycin can limit age-related microbial dysbiosis.

    Curcumin is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory found in turmeric, and it helps with digestion and healing of the gut barrier. Our version, Longevity Plus, is the equivalent of 100 capsules of regular, everyday curcumin!

    FAQs about dietary supplements for dogs

    Only a vet will know how necessary supplements are for your dog, but all dogs benefit from supplements and there are rarely, if any, side effects. Providing your dog with the nutrients they need can help them live longer, healthier, happier lives—isn’t that what we all want?

    Digestive issues—gas, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, and bloating—are all signs of a larger issue with your dog’s gut health. In the most severe cases, a dog may have blood in their stool. If you’re noticing any of these symptoms, you should consult a vet immediately.

    Probiotics are the quickest way to improve a dog’s GI microbiota, and other supplements make their effects exponential. Besides that, you should feed your dog a nutrient-dense diet, ensure their getting proper exercise, and be careful around antibiotics that could kill good microbes in the stomach.

    When it comes to the best of the best probiotic for your dog, that’s VisBiome. Every capsule contains a minimum of 112.5 billion CFUs (colony-forming units), which populate your stomach with those good bacterias. VisBiome requires a prescription, so feel free to get one from your local vet or set up a consultation with us.

    You can expect the benefits of probiotics to take effect after around a few weeks, but it depends on the dog—sensitive dogs could see effects after a few days, while some dogs might not see benefits for a longer period. 

    Turmeric has many, many positive effects on canine health, including digestive health. Curcumin is a completely safe dietary supplement for dogs that enhances the diversity of the microbiome and improves digestion—it can also fortify the intestinal barrier.

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