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How to Nurture Your Dog's Gut Health

Gut health plays a major role in your dog’s overall health. That’s because a host of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms live in your dog’s gastrointestinal tract and form the “gut microbiome.” Get Joy will help you learn everything you need to know about gut health and how to nurture your dog’s gut microbiome. Let’s dive in! 

Best Dog Foods for Gut Health

Balanced nutrition ensures that dogs receive essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients necessary for overall health, including gut health. Here is a list of foods that have a positive effect on a dog's gut health. 


Foods containing probiotics introduce beneficial bacteria into the gut. Probiotics support digestive health by maintaining a healthy balance of gut flora. They improve your dog’s digestion and overall immune system. 

Our Freeze-Dried Meals support all phases of digestion and are #1 in digestibility and gut health. Packed with pre, pro, and postbiotics, these meals are guaranteed to keep your dog’s immune system healthy. 


Fiber-rich food helps your dog have healthy bowel movements. Additionally, foods with a lot of fiber, like vegetables and grains, support a healthy gut environment. 

Get Joy’s Fresh Meal Plans are made with fresh and healthy ingredients. Fresh meals will not only boost your dog’s digestion but also help with weight management, contribute to healthier skin, and enhance overall health. 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in the gut. They also contribute to important functions in your dog’s body such as building a strong immune system, supporting cardiovascular health, keeping hips and joints supple, and contributing to a glossy coat. 

Our Fresh Meal plans are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids. The meals contain lean proteins, healthy vegetables, and fresh meat such as turkey, beef, chicken, or lamb. 

Choosing the Right Gut Health Diet for Your Dog 

If you’re looking for an appropriate diet for your dog, you’re on the right track! First and foremost, it is essential to consult with your vet before introducing new foods to your dog’s diet. However, a well-balanced diet supports a dog’s digestive health and overall well-being. Here are other benefits of a complete and balanced diet for optimal gut health. 

  • Prevents Common Illnesses. A well-balanced diet with the essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants will boost your dog’s immune system to fight off infections and other illnesses. Most dogs have around 80% of good bacteria in their gut, contributing to a strong immune system. 
  • Promotes Gastrointestinal Health. Good nutrition supports healthy digestion, nutrient absorption, and a balanced gut microbiome. A healthy diet with natural ingredients helps maintain a diverse gut flora. Remember that a significant portion of the immune system is in your dog’s gut!
  • Supporting Overall Health. A diet with adequate nutrients helps maintain a healthy weight, supports strong bones and joints, maintains healthy skin and fur, and supports overall health. 

Promoting Pet Wellness Through Gut Health

All in all, dogs with a healthy gut microbiome live happier and healthier lives. By opting for quality food for your dog, you are nurturing their gut health, which boosts their immune system and, therefore, their overall well-being.  

Remember that diet is one of the most important ways to manage your dog’s gut health. Keep this in mind when choosing the best diet to meet your dog’s specific needs. 

Enhance Your Dog’s Health with Get Joy 

At Get Joy, one of our pillars of wellness is nutrition. As a result, we offer healthy and wholesome meal plans made with human-grade ingredients. Ready to get started? Take a look at our meal samplers here.