Probiotics for dogs

Probiotics for dogs play a role in building a healthy gut. A few supplements can have such a large impact on the immune system and health.

As we learn more about gut bacteria and the large role it plays in health and metabolism the need to support your dog’s gut by using the right probiotics at the right time is essential for your dog’s overall health.


The digestive system

Bacteria live in all parts of your dog’s digestive system. There are just a few that live in the stomach. But as you go through to the intestines, bacteria numbers increase. With the greater number of bacterial living in your dog’s colon. probiotics for dogs
The complex community of bacteria and other microorganisms in your dog’s gut is called the microbiome. These bacteria all function together and they work just like any other organ. In fact, scientists call the microbiome “the forgotten organ.” Each microbiome is unique to each dog, just like a fingerprint.


The Immune system 

Approximately 70% of the immune system resides in the gut, so making sure your pet’s digestive system is in tip-top condition is essential.
Gut immunity is the ‘one cell-thick layer’ lining of the gut that protects your pet from the toxic environment and forms a barrier against the penetration of bad microbes.
Defects in this barrier can lead to the development of inflammation of the gut. The immune system will become overactive, and it will begin producing inflammation throughout the entire body.
Filtering out the good molecules from the bad molecules and protecting the immune system is another important factor in gut health.

Conditions Linked To Gut Imbalances:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Colon cancer
  • Inflammation
  • Obesity

How to improve gut health

One of the first things you need to do is ensure your pup has a balanced diet. Sounds obvious, but the healthier your dog eats the healthier he will be. One thing that’s important to remember when feeding your pup is his food can affect his digestive system in both good and bad ways.roast knuckle bone for dogs - natural dog treats

One extremely important requirement for healthy digestion is water intake. This increases the production of saliva which starts breaking down food before it enters the stomach.

As you may know, dogs are carnivores by nature and they need protein to sustain their lean muscle mass but they also should not be eating more than 30% protein on a daily basis – this will lead to excessive waste products.

Probiotics health benefits in dogs:

  • Aid in digestion
  • Boost the immune system
  • Prevent and manage diarrhea
  • Promote overall intestinal health
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Adds “good” bacteria

Gluten Free diet

A diet high in grains can cause bowel inflammation and an imbalance of gut flora. Dogs may become intolerant of grain and experience vomiting, diarrhea, gas, and constipation.

For dogs that are sensitive to grain and gluten, they can still enjoy a healthy treat from T.Forrest. Many of our treats do not contain any grain and are totally gluten-free.

Our air-dried natural dog treats are 100% natural, with no additives or preservatives they are free from any grain or gluten. We patiently air-dry them to lock in the essential nutrients which are essential for healthy bones, coat and gut.

Dried liver

What’s not to love about T. Forrest Dried Liver For Dogs? They are overflowing with goodness.

They contain vitamins and minerals that give dogs a glossy coat, helps their immune systems, and ease those aching joints.

Oh, and they are low in fat.

Beef Paddywack

These will keep your canine friend amused for hours and hours.

Made from 100% natural beef tendon and contain elastin proteins and type 3 collagen, it is extremely chewy and perfect for heavy chewers.

No additives, preservatives or colourants this boredom-busting treat also acts as a natural toothbrush.

Tripe sticks

Tripe is the stomach of ruminating (grazing) animals such as cows and sheep. It is a highly digestible source of protein with a potent mix of essential amino acid profile.

In a nutshell, these are great for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

The bad news is that tripe stinks, once you have got past the smell, your four-legged friend will reap all of the benefits of tripe (some people feed them tripe outdoors).