Dog Digestion

Dog digestive problems are common, and it is important to treat their digestive issues as soon as possible before causing further discomfort for your pooch. From laxatives to relieve constipation and digestive pains to digestive supplements and other treatments to support their gut health, our dog digestive aids feature high quality formulations which have been tried and tested by other loving pet owners.

We've got a range of dog digestion products for you to choose from at Pet Drugs Online. Shop the top brands including YuDIGEST and Protexin.

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Digestive Problems in Dogs

It can be quite common for digest upsets to happen with dogs. It can be just an intolerance to food or eating something that didn’t agree with them, to something more serious like a bacterial or viral infection. But there is no need to worry as many dog digestion problems can easily be solved through a change in diet or using digestion aids for dogs.

Symptoms of Digestion Issues in Dogs

When your dog has an upset stomach, they will usually show tell-tale signs that they have gastrointestinal or other digestive problems. These include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Increased gas
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Distress
  • Uncomfortable

Causes of Dog Digestion Problems

There can be lots of different causes of stomach problems in dogs. It can be as simple as something food related, for example, your dog can have digestive problems when changing type of food too quickly or getting Pancreatitis when eating dog food high in fats. Or it could be your dog picked up and ate something they shouldn’t have such as table scraps, something outside, or even food that is considered toxic to them such as chocolate. 

Your dog may also be stressed. Just as stress can cause digestive issues in humans, the same can be said for your 4-legged friend. Stress-related digestive problems in dogs is the most common when traveling, if your pup is prone to being stressed it might help using dog anxiety medication as a preventive treatment.

Your dog’s digestive problems could also be caused by bacterial and viral infections. Puppies are the most prone to infections since their immune systems aren’t fully developed yet, so it is always a good idea to see a veterinarian if your puppy is having digestive issues. Intestinal parasites such as worms is also very common in dogs, but most parasites respond well to dog worming treatments.

Dog Digestive Treatments

It is best to see a veterinarian first to access your dog’s digestion to find out what the underlaying issue is. As it is important to report and find the best solution as soon as the digestion issues are detected before it can cause discomfort and more serious issues. But we offer a range of dog digestion aids including dog laxatives, supplements, and probiotics, that have been handpicked by veterinary experts to treat and prevent your dog’s digestion problems.

Dog digestive supplements, such as Protexin Pro-Fibre pellets help to support dogs to have a normal digestive system and encourages healthy function of the gut. Another great dog digestion aid is Lypex Capsules. This dog digestion medication contains pancreatic enzymes to support your dog in getting all the nutrition they need from their food.

If your dog has a sensitive stomach and has issues with their stools, YuDigest’s dog probiotic is a dog digestive aid that supports and maintains firm stools and is great for increasing good bacteria and reducing wind.

For mild cases of dog digestion issues involving diet, your veterinarian may suggest trying dog food for sensitive stomachs.

Ideal diets may involve foods low in fat and high in fibres. We recommend Purina Pro Plan Fortiflora Canine Probiotic Dog Food Supplement. This dog food supplement can be sprinkled straight on your dog’s food, it contains live bacteria to promote intestinal health and balance your dog’s digestive system.

If you need help choosing the correct digestion aids for your dog, our team will be happy to help. Go to our contact page to get in touch.