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How to Improve your Dog's Digestion & Gut Health

16 . April .2024Katy van suilchem0 Comments

Taking care of your dog’s digestive system is crucial for their overall health and well-being. Knowing the best ways to support their gut can make all the difference in keeping your furry friend happy and healthy. 

Just like in humans, a balanced gut plays a key role in maintaining overall health in dogs. Understanding the basics of dog gut health and digestion is essential for keeping your pup in tip-top shape. 

 

The Importance of Gut Health

The gut microbiome, which is home to essential bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms, is vital to digestion, immune function, and even mental well-being. A healthy gut allows your pup to absorb nutrients more effectively, boosts metabolism, and helps fight off infections more easily. 

 

Signs of an Unhealthy Gut

Spotting the signs of an unhealthy gut in your dog early on helps you intervene quickly and address any digestive issues before they get worse. Symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting, excessive gas, bloating, or changes in appetite and weight could indicate a problem. Skin issues, recurring infections, and behavioural changes can also be linked to gut imbalances. 

 

Tips to Promote Dog Gut Health and Digestion

Let’s explore some simple tips to promote a healthy gut and digestion for your dog.

 

Probiotic Supplements

Adding probiotic supplements to your dog’s diet can replenish valuable gut bacteria. These nutrients can help restore the balance of your dog’s gut microbiome, especially after illness, antibiotic treatment, or dietary changes. 

 

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is excellent for your dog’s digestion and overall well-being. Walks, play sessions, and outdoor adventures not only keep your dog physically fit but also support a healthy gut. Daily walks establish a routine for your dog, helping prevent constipation and bladder infections. 

 

Hydration

Ensuring your dog has access to clean, fresh water at all times is vital for maintaining healthy digestion. Water helps carry essential nutrients in and out of the body’s cells, regulates temperature, lubricates joints, improves cognitive function, and more. 

 

Avoid Harmful Foods

To safeguard your dog’s digestive health, avoid toxic foods such as chocolate, grapes, onions, and certain fatty or spicy foods. These foods can disrupt your dog’s gut health and lead to digestive issues, so it’s best to opt for dog-friendly treats and a balanced diet tailored to their nutritional needs. 

 

Stress Management

Minimising stress can positively impact your dog’s digestion and gut health, as stress can disrupt their digestive system and lead to gastrointestinal issues. Providing a safe and comfortable space, ample social interaction, and a positive environment can help keep your furry friend happy and relaxed. 

 

Regular Vet Check-ups

Schedule routine check-ups with your vet to monitor your dog’s digestive health. Early detection and intervention prevents serious gastrointestinal issues and ensures your dog’s well-being. 

 

High-Quality Nutrition

Opt for premium dog food formulated with high-quality, wholesome ingredients and probiotics to support your dog’s digestive health. Look for options rich in fibre, essential nutrients, and easily digestible proteins. 

 

How can Cobbydog Food Benefit Your Dog’s Gut Health & Digestion?

Feeding your dog natural food, like Cobbydog's Grain-Free Salmon & Sweet Potato, is a game-changer for improving gut health and digestion. We’re committed to caring for every aspect of your pup’s health, including their gut, which is why all our food is gentle on sensitive stomachs. 

Ingredients like sweet potato and salmon are fantastic for digestion. Sweet potato has a high fibre content, promoting regular bowel movements and encouraging the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Salmon tastes delicious and contains essential nutrients to keep your dog’s digestion running smoothly. 

Other ingredients we use in our products include linseed oil, which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and great for fighting inflammation. We also add vitamins like B1, B2, B6, and B12 to many of our offerings to provide comprehensive digestive support suitable for every life stage, from puppyhood through adulthood and beyond. 


Prioritising your dog’s gut health and digestion is crucial to keeping your canine companion feeling at its best. Stomach issues can be unpleasant for dogs (and their owners), but by following these simple tips, you can support your furry friend’s digestive system and enhance their overall quality of life. Remember, a healthy gut equals a happy pup! 

 

Explore our selection of pet food and see how Cobbydog can support your dog’s digestive health today. 

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