Why Is Gut Health So Important for Your Dog?
Gut health is crucial for all dogs, even those that don’t suffer from digestive issues. Your dog’s digestive system makes up 70% of his immune system so its healthy function is essential for protection against disease and infection, but it plays a number of other roles as well. Since the gut is the epicenter of your dog's health and immunity, it is simply not possible for a dog to be healthy and have an unhealthy digestive system.
Here are some of the benefits of digestive health for dogs:
- Boosts the immune system
- Aids in digestion
- Protects against disease and infections
- Promotes efficient nutrient absorption
- Reduces Inflammation
- Improves liver function
- Replaces “good” bacteria destroyed by antibiotics
- Promotes overall intestinal health
Your dog’s gut, which is made up of the stomach, small intestine and colon (large intestine), is a complex microsystem of good and bad bacteria, or microflora. When the bad bacteria in your dog’s gut start to take over, dogs can experience a myriad of health issues, including an increased risk for diseases and nutritional deficiencies.
The best prevention? A healthy diet that supports intestinal balance by providing your dog with good bacteria.
Promote your Dog's Digestive Balance
A healthy digestion is critical for your dog's health. Unfortunately, most dogs are not getting enough prebiotics in their diet. Prebiotics are fibers found in some fruits and vegetables that help maintain a healthy gut flora in dogs. Prebiotics support the growth of probiotics, which help keep bad bacteria under control in your dog's gut. By supporting the good bacteria, prebiotics help to prevent disease, improve digestion and nutrient absorption (especially minerals), and enhance the immune system. Prebiotics travel to the colon where they ferment and are converted into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). SCFAs inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and promote and support a healthier digestive flora.
Prebiotic fibers will benefit your dog’s health in many different ways. You can help keep your pet’s gut in top shape by giving him prebiotics on a daily basis. However, don’t just run out and buy any product labeled “probiotic” or "prebiotic". The product you purchase should meet strict quality standards. Many products on the market are manufactured with cheap unstable ingredients, which lose their beneficial properties before they are even purchased. That’s why Joulie Organics uses a premium, unique blend of 100% plant-based prebiotics to ensure your dog gets all the health benefits he deserves.
Balanced Nutrition for Optimal Health
Quality nutrition starts with wholesome ingredients like high-quality protein and fresh fruits and vegetables. Your dog’s diet should provide the necessary blend of nutrients he needs for optimal health, inside and out. If possible, chose organic food because it is free of harmful toxins, pesticides, irradiation, and GMOs. Fresh food is also much healthier for dogs than highly processed, cooked, kibble diets.
High-quality protein is essential for every dog’s health and it should come from whole foods if possible. Fresh veggies and low-glycemic carbohydrates provide readily available sources of energy while fruits and other superfoods deliver antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Just make sure to feed veggies and fruits that are safe for dogs as there are many that are poisonous to dogs (e.g., onions, garlic, grapes/raisins are toxic to name just a few).
At Joulie Organics, we use a holistic approach to pet nutrition. Our revolutionary prebiotic treats are made with certified organic & human-grade ingredients.
Our treats are formulated for dogs of all life stages and promote a healthy gut.
We are dog parents ourselves and we know that a healthy dog is all any pet parent really wants. Learn more about our revolutionary prebiotic treats and how to promote your best friend's health from the inside out.