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Things To Try When Your Dog Has An Upset Stomach

An upset stomach can be caused by many reasons, but commonly it can be the result of the body rejecting the food they have consumed. As your pet’s digestive system is their main immune barrier, it’s important to keep their guts happy in order to promote overall health.

Whether it is your dog’s staple diet causing the issue, or whether they have scavenged whilst out and about, there are several remedies you can try to help ease your dogs’ stomach.

1. Dog Friendly Probiotics

If your dog suffers regular bouts of diarrhoea it is possible that the upset could be linked to their diet. Probiotics, sometimes known as ‘good bacteria’ can play an important role in your dog’s diet. They can help to aid digestion and balance gut bacteria. Unbalanced gut bacteria can often result in an inflamed bowel, thus causing diarrhoea. We recommend feeding probiotics daily.  Scrumbles natural, gut friendly dog food contains added ingredients that help to repopulate the digestive tract with beneficial bacteria.

2.Slippery Elm

The slippery elm tree contains bark which has tummy settling properties. It’s a great, natural way of treating an upset stomach. Once ingested it will work to soothe and lubricate the lining of the digestive tract helping to relieve diarrhoea. It can also help with inflammation in the digestive tract. Scrumbles grain free wet dog food contains only five ingredients and is one of the only pet foods to contain slippery elm.  

3. Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a source of soluble fibre which helps to absorb water in the stool and slow down transit times. It also contains potassium which can be helpful in replacing lost electrolytes and regain hydration. Akela digestive aid contains high levels of pure pumpkin perfect for soothing tummies. 

4. Chicken

If your dog is suffering ongoing stomach issues try taking a look at the ingredients in their food. A pet food containing muscle meat such as chicken can be easier to digest, putting less strain on the digestive system. A dog’s short digestive tract is designed to digest animal protein therefore a food higher in chicken will be easier to digest than a low chicken content food. Scrumbles dry dog food contains 60% chicken muscle meat making it a great staple diet for all breeds.

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