All you need to know about gastrointestinal dog food

The gastrointestinal health of your pup plays a key role in supporting the rest of their body. In good health, it will properly digest food and make sure they’re getting the nutrients they need for overall health. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for our beloved pups to suffer from some kind of gastrointestinal disease at some point in their lives.

The good news? Gastrointestinal diseases can be managed relatively easily with specialised gastrointestinal dog food.

Finding the right dog food for digestive problems

Gastrointestinal dog foods are generally low in fat and contain ingredients that are easier to digest. The food generally includes similar ingredients to hypoallergenic diets. However, gastrointestinal foods will include ingredients like specific minerals that are designed to support healthy digestion and reduce the load on the gastrointestinal tract.  

Like most other diets, there is no one-size fits all to all gastrointestinal issues. Finding the right diet will require some trial and error. 

A pooch suffering from gastrointestinal problems can be stressful. We aim to relieve that stress so that you can find the right diet for your pooch. Browse our range of gastrointestinal diets online so that you can compare prices. With free delivery on orders over $49.95 and same day processing (before 2pm), we will have your order to you quickly so that your pup can get back to feeling better. 

Gastrointestinal Dog Food Q&A

What is gastrointestinal dog food?

Gastrointestinal dog food is a special purpose diet made for dogs suffering from digestive problems. Their generally low fat and easy to digest, designed to lighten the work of the gastrointestinal system while promoting regular bowel movements and a healthy digestive system.

What is the easiest food for a dog to digest?

Some proteins are easier to digest than others. Plant matter generally takes longer to digest, so food with high protein is generally easier to digest. Typically, dog foods that are fibre rich, contain digestive enzymes and pre and probiotics that will aid in proper digestion.

What causes gastrointestinal problems in dogs?

Gastrointestinal problems can happen for a range of reasons. Some of these include food allergies, stress, bacteria and inflammation of the stomach. Sometimes it can even be genetic. Any one of these can leave your pooch feeling a little worse for wear.

How can I help my dog with gastrointestinal problems?

When you see any symptoms like constipation, a change in appetite or vomiting, it’s best to head to the vet for a check-up. From there, the vet will be able to recommend the best nutrition for your dog. That may include a diet change or adding certain things to their existing diet.

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