AVOID TUMMY TROUBLES

Vale Pet Foods: Avoid tummy troubles

Some information to help you ensure that your dog maintains healthy digestion.

Making sure that your dog has a healthy gut is incredibly important, as having an upset stomach can affect a whole host of things including your dog’s appetite, mood, and general well-being. Looking out for the signs of poor digestion can help you to understand the causes and how to fix them.

Symptoms

There are many symptoms that can indicate digestive problems in your dog. They may display a loss or change of appetite, act lethargic, have diarrhoea or constipation, or vomit after eating. It is always extremely important that you take your dog to be checked over by a vet if you notice any of these symptoms, in order to rule out anything more serious first.

Causes

It can be difficult to find the root of the problem as stomach upsets can be caused by several different factors.

Allergy or intolerance – Many dogs can develop allergies and intolerances to certain foods or ingredients, which can in turn cause digestive problems. These can commonly include chicken, dairy, wheat and grains for instance.

Some information to help you ensure that your dog maintains healthy digestion.

Making sure that your dog has a healthy gut is incredibly important, as having an upset stomach can affect a whole host of things including your dog’s appetite, mood, and general well-being. Looking out for the signs of poor digestion can help you to understand the causes and how to fix them.

Symptoms

There are many symptoms that can indicate digestive problems in your dog. They may display a loss or change of 

appetite, act lethargic, have diarrhoea or constipation, or vomit after eating. It is always extremely important that you take your dog to be checked over by a vet if you notice any of these symptoms, in order to rule out anything more serious first.

Causes

It can be difficult to find the root of the problem as stomach upsets can be caused by several different factors.

Allergy or intolerance – Many dogs can develop allergies and intolerances to certain foods or ingredients, which can in turn cause digestive problems. These can commonly include chicken, dairy, wheat and grains for instance.

Finding solutions

Determining the cause of stomach upsets can be a difficult battle, but with the correct care, support, and most importantly diet, your dog can maintain a healthy gut, with a little added time and patience.

Once any serious conditions have been ruled out by your vet, you can look into your dog’s diet. Diet plays a huge part in digestive health, and it is important to ensure that the food you choose for your dog contains all of the correct essential nutrients needed for good overall health.

If your dog seems to have any food intolerances, you could look into adopting a grain-free diet for them. These types of diets are usually much easier on the stomach due to the absence of gluten and cereals which can sometimes cause tummy troubles and are a common allergy source in dogs. When changing your dog’s diet, it is important to gradually introduce the new food over 5-7 days, as introducing it too quickly could cause even worse digestive issues.

Vale Pet Foods: Avoid tummy troubles

Another tip is to make sure you feed your dog in a nice, quiet environment. This will ensure that your dog associates mealtimes with calmness and is less likely to have anxiety affect their digestion. Feeding food at room temperature would also help to prevent any food-related digestive issues.

If you are thinking of switching your dog’s diet but are unsure of which to choose, our new dry food recipes are both grain-free, highly digestible and super tasty, which makes them perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs and intolerances/allergies. Take a look at our range and if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

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DRY

Our range of dry dog food is manufactured in the UK and is an incredibly high-quality, grain-free and complete diet for dogs of all life stages. Our incredibly tasty varieties of dry food are packed with vital nutrients that are essential for maintaining great overall health.

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RAW

Our raw dog food range has been specially formulated to provide natural, wholesome nutrition for your dog by using fresh, quality ingredients that provide essential minerals and vitamins. Our raw food uses human graded fresh meat, and it is manufactured in the UK.

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