This is a sponsored post created in partnership with Purina. However, I used their products prior to this arrangement & voice only my true & honest opinions. I know there are days when I wonder what has crawled inside my dog and died. I mean the smells that can come out of her are unnatural to say the least. Needless to say, that is a sure sign that something is going on inside that just ain’t right. While bad gas alone isn’t a sure sign of gastrointestinal issues in dogs, if you see a few more of these symptoms starting to show also, then it might just be time to get spot to see the ‘Ol Doc.
Watch Out For These Early Warning Signs
- Vomiting: Regular vomiting isn’t normal no matter who or what you are. We all know that dogs are capable of eating some of the nastiest things in the world so if you see them throwing up and they didn’t eat something wrong, keep an eye on them for a while.
- Regurgitation: Watch out for your dogs bringing their food back up before they finish eating. they are either choking on it or something is wrong on the inside.
- Loss Of Appetite: Most dogs are pretty voracious eaters. So if you start to see them only nibble here and there and not really eating their fill, it could be sign they don’t like the food or that there is a hidden issue.
- Weakness: Man or beast. Nothing will take you off your game like a stomach problem. Most if not all healthy dogs are always ready to roll. Even the old ones with bad joints and hips. So if your dog seems weak and out of it, take them to the vet.
- Flatulence: As I said before, bad gas isn’t a sure sign of GI problems, but it could be if persists for any abnormal length of time.
- Diarrhea Or Constipation: a dog that has diarrhea or constipation regularly is all most definitely having some degree of GI problems
Outside of old Spot getting into something that he shouldn’t have, a good diet is the best way fend off most of the issues dogs will face. However if you do have a dog with two or more of these symptoms at a time, then you should most definitely take then to the vet as soon as possible. GI problems are the most common complaint among pet owners and the number 5 reason why pets are brought to the vet. So you’re not alone.
While some dogs, just like some humans, have naturally sensitive digestive tracts and are of course more susceptible to GI problems, all dogs can benefit from the new Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Naturals. This is the first line of defense for combating GI issues in dogs. Made from all natural ingredients with no corn or wheat filler and added vitamins and minerals makes this food highly digestible and with low fiber as well, it’s just that much easier on their tummies. There are age formulated diets from puppies to seniors, so if your best friend has a sensitive tummy, then this should be on your list the next time you talk to your vet.
How do you keep them as healthy on the inside as they are on the outside?