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Do Dogs Need Probiotics?

Probiotics are essential microorganisms and bacteria that dogs need to function properly. They work to promote strong gut health, support the immune system, promote digestion, and much more.

How can you tell if your dog gets the proper amount of probiotics? Fortunately, if you’re feeding your dog high-quality, wholesome foods, they are more than likely getting the adequate amount of probiotics necessary to live a healthy, fulfilling life.

Here’s everything you need to know about probiotics for your dog.

What are Probiotics for Dogs?

Dogs with sensitive stomachs or who struggle with random bouts of diarrhea may benefit from a probiotic supplement. Some dogs get the necessary sources of pre and probiotics from their dog food, while others may need a boost from supplements.

If your dog needs more probiotics in his diet, he may show physical signs, including the following:

  • Foul or stinky odor
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive shedding
  • Multiple ear infections 

In human food, probiotics can be found in yogurt (be sure to choose sugar-free varieties), broccoli, bananas, and sweet potatoes.

After consulting with your veterinarian, you can always try feeding your dog these foods to see if its condition improves.

Finding the Best Probiotics for Dogs 

Finding the best probiotic for dogs can be challenging if you don’t know what to look for. 

Get Joy’s science-backed Gut+ daily supplement chews are proven to provide your dog daily targeted and preventative digestive support. 

Gut+ is a powerful supplement made with ingredients optimized for impact—like omega-3-packed algae to support inflammation, ginger extract to defend against pathogens, and pre, pro, and postbiotics, a combination unique to Get Joy. 

Our supplements are made without artificial ingredients, fillers, or additives so you can rest assured you’re giving your dog the best digestive support money can buy. 

Providing a supplement in chew form is a natural choice for dogs because they enjoy this method of eating, and it will give you peace of mind that your dog is getting the support they need.

As always, consult with a veterinarian before adding any supplements to your dog’s diet. A professional will be able to make recommendations and suggestions for how you can boost your dog’s gut health.

Support Your Dog’s Gut Health with Get Joy

At Get Joy, we provide the best probiotics for dogs through our healthy, well-balanced, fresh meals and treats. Our freeze-dried dog foods offer all the essential vitamins, minerals, pre and probiotics necessary for a healthy gut and a thriving dog. 

Feeding your dog high-quality ingredients is the best way to ensure they get exactly what they need to live a long, healthy life. Get started today!