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Bark & Digest: Ways to Boost Your Dog’s Gut Health

Gut health can affect many different parts of our body wellness, including digestion, skin health, and even mental health. And did you know that’s all true for dogs, too? Not to mention, depending on your dog’s diet and lifestyle, they may be lacking essential components to building a healthy microbiome. Luckily, there are other ways you can help their gut thrive!

Why Gut Health Matters

Imbalances in your dog’s digestive tract can lead to long-term health problems and chronic illnesses. They can also cause your dog to experience discomforts in daily life such as itchiness or diarrhea. Additionally, they can impact your dog on a neurological level contributing even to anxiety and depression. 

Taking care of their gut health is an important part of preventative care for your dog. If you notice any signs of irritation in your dog like frequent head shaking and excessive licking or scratching, addressing their gut health can be a good place to start.

How to Improve Gut Health

Give Them a Balanced Diet

A lot of dog foods on the market are high in processed carbohydrates. Excess carbs without adequate proteins, fats, and vitamins to complement them can lead to issues with your dog’s gut health. Get Joy’s Fresh Freeze Dried Meals has pre, pro and post-biotics for optimal gut health, high quality proteins, superfoods like pumpkin powder and a blend of vitamins and minerals. 

Keep Them Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water can help your dog digest food more easily, use the bathroom regularly, and even absorb nutrients more efficiently. Always make sure your dog has access to clean, fresh water so they can stay hydrated.

Go Outside Frequently

Healthy bacteria and yeasts live on everything around us. Taking your dog outside and letting them sniff and explore exposes them to an abundance of healthy microorganisms. Thus, keeping their immune and digestive systems in great health.

Incorporate Fermented Foods

Additionally, if your dog is an adventurous eater, consider incorporating fermented foods into their diet. This can include yogurt, apple cider vinegar, or low-sodium sauerkraut in small amounts, which can boost their gut health. 

Try Get Joy’s Gut+ Supplement

Why stop there? Get Joy makes having a healthy pup simple with scientifically backed supplements that are proven to work. Our Gut+ supplement can support your dog’s immune and digestive systems and keep them balanced all in a healthy and delicious chew!