Most pet parents don’t realize that giving table scrap “treats” from the backyard cookout can cause serious gastrointestinal upset in dogs (especially lower bowel irritation or colitis) resulting in days, if not weeks, of vomiting, diarrhea or severe indigestion. In addition, many of our favorite human foods such as onions, garlic, avocados, chocolate, raisins, and sugary foods and drinks can be toxic or even deadly for dogs.
A dog’s digestive system already has trillions of microorganisms also known as “gut flora” of up to 1,000 different species. When the canine digestive system is compromised, the microorganisms become imbalanced which typically causes digestive issues such as diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, or a range of other wellness or immune issues.
So, in a dog’s gut already containing trillions of microbes, what can help increase the population of a healthy gut following a microflora imbalance? A high-dose, multi-strain probiotic of course!