1. Identify gastro-intestinal problems at your dog!

Identify gastro-intestinal problems at your dog!

Share on 2018-03-08
How's my dog's intestines?

We want our pelt-noses to be completely well and that they lack for nothing. A healthy and balanced diet is not only good for us humans, but also a proof of love to your best friends in the coat.

Good food is the basis for health, performance and a long dog life. A sufficient supply of energy in all phases of life is essential. Nutrients should be balanced and meet the needs of the dog. Depending on the life situation, the nutritional requirements of every dog vary and depend on the following factors, among others: Race, body weight, age, diseases, physical activity and physical/mental requirements.

In order to ensure the dog's intestinal health, it is important to integrate sufficient immune-strengthening, intestine-nurturing and metabolism-promoting food components into your four-legged friend's food. The main nutrients include proteins, fats and carbohydrates, further nutrients are vitamins and minerals (bulk and trace elements). They provide energy that your pet needs to maintain all vital functions.

Protein has the purpose of building and strengthening body tissue. Fats consist of glycerine and fatty acids and supply vital acids and vitamins (A, D, K and E). Carbohydrates are needed for energy production and cell building and regulate intestinal motor functions. Vitamins and trace elements cannot be produced by the dog itself and are therefore also vital. Effective digestion ensures the supply of the necessary nutrients. Because only with an intact intestinal flora the general well-being of your four-legged friend can be guaranteed and the risk of infection and illness can be reduced. With good, high-quality and species-appropriate food quality, you make a decisive contribution to your pet's intestinal health.

How do I recognize a gastrointestinal problem? 

Loss of appetite, vomiting, listlessness, restlessness, diarrhoea, listlessness, abdominal pain and frequent defecation with sometimes excessive exertion are the most common signs of gastrointestinal disease. Strangling and excessive eating of grass can also be associated with stomach problems and nausea. The causes can be many and varied. Dirty water puddles, stress, high-fat or too cold food or feeding too many carbohydrates can offend the gastrointestinal tract. It is important that you observe your pets and take any deviations from normal conditions seriously.

If you are troubled with the question: vet yes or no? Do not be shy. It is better to ask too much once, than too little once.