Digestion and Immune System
Your dog depends on you to feed him the right diet to protect his immune system and help his digestion.
A diet with natural goodness will encourage good digestive health and boost his immunity.
The immune system is your dog’s first defence against illness. It fights off bacteria so it should be healthy and properly functioning. If not, your dog may become ill and produce the nasty poos we all dread.
Why may a dog not have a healthy immune system?
What we feed our dog is key to keeping his immune system healthy. The right diet provides the body with essential nutrients.
If he has too few calories and not enough essential vitamins and minerals he will be prone to illness.
Key signs for an unhealthy immune system include:
- Dull skin and coat
- Nasty dog poo
If these symptoms worsen please see your vet for advice
Problems with digestion are bad news for your dog and for you. We all know the results can be pretty unpleasant and nasty poos.
A dog’s digestive system consists of good and bad bacteria. It breaks down the food your dog eats. Providing your dog with a balanced diet helps avoid tummy trouble.
How to maintain a good immune and digestion system?
Prebiotics can be introduced into a dog’s diet to help with his digestion. They encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut to fight the bad.
What to look out for on the back of packs?
To protect and benefit your dog’s immune and digestive system look out for:
- Prebiotics and natural antioxidants
- Vitamins and minerals
So what’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?
We know this can be confusing so here it is explained:
Prebiotics – are a natural substance added to the food to encourage growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Prebiotics create the right environment in the gut for good bacteria to grow and remove harmful bacteria.
Probiotics – are friendly bacteria which can be good for health and vitality.