Many pet parents strive to find solutions for their dog’s digestive difficulties, food sensitivities or the occasional tummy upset. A recent study showed that optimal digestion ranks in the top ten most important attributes that pet parents look for. But what does optimal digestion mean and how do superior brands deliver this?
A healthy digestive tract can help improve multiple aspects of your dog’s well-being, from their ability to produce small firm stools regularly, to promoting optimum energy levels and physical appearance.
What does the digestive system do?
In simple terms, your dog’s digestive tract is just like ours. It is designed to break down, digest and absorb the food passing through, so that essential nutrients like proteins, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins can enter your dog’s bloodstream for their body to use.
Why is the digestive system important for immunity?
The digestive tract contains the largest number of immune cells in a dog’s body; Over two thirds of their immune system resides there! Having a highly functional immune system is dependent upon having a healthy gut, while impaired digestive health means the immune system may not be as strong as it could be.
What are the signs that your dog may have a digestive upset?
While you should always consult your veterinarian about a persistent or concerning digestive upset in your dog, common signs of a mild upset or food sensitivity can include vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, irregular stools, weight loss, loss of appetite or even their skin and coat becoming dull, dry and brittle
The power of nutrition
What a dog eats has a proven, direct impact on their entire body including the health of their digestive system. Selecting nutrition focused on optimising digestive health can help manage potential sensitivities and promote daily digestive health. Here are the key elements to consider when choosing a recipe to deliver a lifetime of wellbeing that starts from the core.
- Highly digestible, high-quality proteins: The choice of protein for your dog’s diet is key. Meat proteins like fresh lamb deliver superior digestibility especially compared to plant-based proteins. Not only do these highly-digestible proteins help optimise overall digestive health, but a diet rich in lamb rather than one based on common chicken or beef proteins can also help alleviate some digestive symptoms especially in pets suffering a food allergy. High-quality lamb proteins contain all the essential amino acid building blocks for cell growth and maintenance. Lamb meat is also a rich source of B vitamins, phosphorus, zinc, iron, linolenic acid and omega-6 fatty acids making it the perfect choice when seeking a diet to optimise your dog’s digestive health.
- Dietary fibre: The right balance and type of dietary fibre can help maximise your dog’s ability to absorb nutrients easily.
- Prebiotics and probiotics: Added prebiotics and probiotics have been repeatedly shown to help rebalance a dog’s microflora. They encourage the growth and optimal composition of the bacteria which contribute to overall gut health and help strengthen the immune system.
Wellness CORE Lamb is the new product available from Wellness CORE that is perfectly designed to meet the needs of sensitive digestion. Crafted to deliver highly digestible nutrition, this recipe also contains dietary fibre, prebiotics and probiotics so that every bite your dog eats optimises their digestive health. Rich in lamb proteins, Wellness CORE Lamb is a single protein, grain free recipe that avoids common food allergens, plus the rich lamb taste delivers outstanding palatability that satisfies even the fussiest dogs.
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