How Are Digestive Issues Connected to Your Dog’s Gut Health?

When your dog’s gut microbiome is out of balance, common digestive symptoms like gas, diarrhea, constipation, regurgitation, or vomiting may result.

Such gastrointestinal (GI) issues are often a sign that your dog’s gut microbiome is not functioning properly. So what is the gut microbiome? It’s the community of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that live in your dog’s digestive tract and are essential for good health.

How Does a Dog’s Gut Become Imbalanced?​

A gut microbiome is imbalanced when it’s missing good bacteria, has too much harmful bacteria, or doesn’t have enough diversity. Factors like disease, age, diet, and medications—especially antibiotics—can cause this kind of imbalance in your dog’s gut.

Missing Good Bacteria

Too Many Harmful Bacteria

Not Enough Diversity

How Can You Know What’s Going On in Your Dog’s Gut?

We recommend testing your dog’s gut microbiome with our at-home DoggyBiome™ Gut Health Test.

Gut microbiome testing can give you a detailed understanding of what’s going on in your dog’s gut, revealing any imbalances that can cause GI symptoms. 

You send us a small poop sample from your dog, and we do the rest. Using DNA sequencing, our scientists analyze all the types of bacteria in your dog’s poop and compare them to our healthy dog reference set. We then provide an interactive online report of your dog’s gut microbiome with personalized diet and supplement recommendations to relieve symptoms and improve their digestive and overall health.

How Can You Restore Your Dog’s Gut and Relieve Their Symptoms?

For dogs who suffer from moderate to severe chronic diarrhea or other GI issues, we recommend our DoggyBiome™ Gut Restore Supplement.

The supplement introduces an entire community of beneficial dog-specific bacteria to add diversity and bring balance to the gut while relieving symptoms. Gut Restore is a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) in an oral capsule. FMT has been shown to improve symptoms in dogs with ongoing digestive issues. Replenishing important missing bacterial populations can often resolve GI symptoms quickly by restoring a healthy balance to your dog’s gut. If possible, we still recommend testing your dog’s gut microbiome with a Gut Health Test. 

For relief of short-term occasional mild diarrhea or GI discomfort, we recommend DoggyBiome™ GMP.

DoggyBiome GMP for dogs is a unique blend of prebiotics, probiotics, and phages. Ingredients: the phage PreforPro® helps reduce harmful E. coli and C. difficile bacteria, yeast-based probiotic S. boulardii helps resolve diarrhea by restoring microbiome balance, and prebiotic MOS helps good bacteria to grow. 

How Can You Help Prevent Dog Gut and Digestive Symptoms in the Future?

Feed your dog a healthy diet and maintain a balanced gut with DoggyBiome™ S. boulardii + FOS Powder daily supplement.

With active ingredients Saccharomyces boulardii and Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), this probiotic + prebiotic supplement improves stool consistency and supports your dog’s digestive health.

Try our treat with “healthy” benefits, DoggyBiome™ ImmuneShield™ with EpiCor® Chews.

Our daily chews are specially designed to maintain a healthy immune function, reduce systemic inflammation, maintain stool consistency and frequency, address seasonal allergies, and support dog gut health. The active ingredient, EpiCor® Fermentate, is a postbiotic formulation that has been clinically shown to increase and improve immune function. The soft, trout-flavored chews are easy to give and dog-approved for tastiness!

Health Tip

Feeding a healthy, balanced diet is the best way to manage your dog’s gut microbiome. If you’ve taken our Gut Health Test, follow the diet recommendations in your dog’s personalized report to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria.

Since the microbiome is an ever-changing ecosystem that is impacted by factors including diet and medications, we suggest re-testing your dog’s gut health annually or anytime symptoms arise. A well-balanced gut microbiome will help your dog live a healthier, happier life.

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