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Stinky Dog: Digestive Problems in Canines
by Gayle Pruitt CN

Did your best furry buddy ever have gas or should I say ‘flatulence’ (a much nicer term), or diarrhea or vomiting? That could mean that your cute little doggie ate something dead like a yummy rat, bird or a little bug. But it could also indicate a digestive disorder that might be more alarming. Dogs can have IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), colitis, even a peptic ulcer just like humans. These disorders can result from many different causes so if your Fido is experiencing any signs like gas, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite, then it’s always best to take him/her to the Veterinarian to be checked out.

There are a few things you can do that may prevent some of these issues from even manifesting. First, feed him good human grade quality food. I don’t mean human food as in fast junk food! I mean really good high grade meat, fresh vegetables and a little fruit. And you can get a good digestive enzyme from your Veterinarian. Mix the proper amount in with their food along with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. This will help do some of the heavy work of breaking down the food.

Friendly bacteria – probiotics – are a critical ingredient for keeping you and your canine kid’s immune system strong, healthy, and absorbing nutrients properly. The best probiotic I have ever found for humans or for dogs is Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics. If your dog is like my two hungry hounds all you would have to do is pitch the capsule to them and they would gobble it up. If yours is a little more finicky then open up the capsule, push out the good tasting paste and either place it in their food or just in their mouth. Dr. Ohhira’s tastes great, plus it’s even good for their gums (your gums too!).

Stress is a main factor causing dogs and humans to start having digestive issues. Why not have a little Bach or Chopin playing in the background? Classical music has been shown to soothe animals and humans alike, especially Bach. Once the stress level goes down and your dog is eating right and his flora is flourishing, it’s time to think about your dog living a long and healthy happy life. One way to help ensure that your little guy lives as long as he is supposed to is with the Gift of Life supplement. It’s delicious and it brings out the puppy in your dog at any age.

Just remember – if your dog is stinky and hasn’t been near a skunk or there are no rotten eggs around then you may need to check with the Vet. Start feeding him/her high quality food, use digestive enzymes and give Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics – the very best for dog or human!

Article submitted by Gayle Pruitt, CN.

For questions about Probiotics and the Dr. Ohhira Probiotic Supplements email Gayle at gayle@drohhiraprobiotics.com or call 800-605-5032 Ext. 3.

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