The gut plays a crucial role in maintaining your pet's overall health. It does more than processing the food our furry friends eat: it is also responsible for the absorption of nutrients and prevention of infection caused by bacteria. So when the digestive tract is weak, the immune system tends to be weak too. Thankfully, there are a lot of ways we can do to improve our pet's gut health. Check it below:
Feed your four-legged friends foods that support their digestive system
As much as possible, opt for pet foods with all-natural ingredients, vitamins, minerals, fruits, and vegetables. You may want to avoid meat "leftover" products and allergenic grains such as corn, wheat, and other allergenic grains. You can check it on the label of each item.
Supplement them with probiotics
Probiotics are the good kind of bacteria. It aids in the breaking down of food and absorption of nutrients in the gut. You can give your pets probiotics supplement following your veterinarian's prescription.
Keep their digestive enzymes balanced
The body needs these enzymes to be able to absorb nutrients. Without it, your pet cannot break down food--which means even though they are eating well, they aren't actually getting enough nutrients. While pets can naturally secrete these saliva-like enzymes, there are some instances wherein the pancreas (an organ that produces digestive enzymes) produce fewer enzymes.