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Ingredients to Avoid Cat & Dog Upset Tummy

Pet Diet & Nutrition 3 min read
A little boy placing his left hand on a pup to soothe him/her because he has dog upset tummy.

An unhealthy gut can have a far-reaching impact on your furry friend’s immune system.

Taking care of your beloved pet’s digestive health involves more than just preventing the dreaded ‘cat or dog upset tummy.’ In reality, an unhealthy gut can have a far-reaching impact on your furry friend’s immune system. This all stems from the mucous lining of your kitty or pup’s intestines, where essential microbiota work tirelessly to ward off infections, maintain intestinal balance, and prevent inflammation.

Recognizing the profound impact of your pet’s digestive health on their overall health, we want to help you make well-informed nutritional choices for them. It all begins with distinguishing between ingredients that can enrich your pet’s quality of life and those that might occasionally trigger digestive discomfort in their delicate stomachs.

Pet’s Sensitive Stomach: Choosing the Right Ingredients

When it comes to fostering your pet’s digestive health, you’ve likely heard of the dynamic duo – probiotics and prebiotics! But what sets them apart, and how can they work their magic on your pet’s gastrointestinal well-being?

Probiotics are essentially the friendly bacteria your pet’s gut needs. They play a vital role in balancing the gut microbiome, potentially reducing the risk of dog upset tummy and other digestive discomforts. On the other hand, prebiotics are like nutrition boosters, providing essential fiber and nutrients to nourish those beneficial bacteria. Look for pet foods or supplements explicitly formulated with these ingredients for that extra gut-loving touch.

Now you know what to look for in your pet’s food, but what ingredients should you steer clear of? Consider these aspects when building your little one’s diet:

  • Opt for pet foods that are free from artificial additives and preservatives.
  • Choose leaner protein sources and monitor the fat content in your pet’s diet. 
  • Steer clear of bones and fatty meat scraps, as these can exacerbate digestive issues.
  • Avoid foods high in sugar, as they can lead to cat and dog upset tummy.
  • Dairy products can be problematic because many pets are lactose intolerant.

If your little one’s tummy reacts badly to any of these ingredients, consult your veterinarian before significantly changing your pet’s diet or introducing new supplements. They can provide guidance tailored to your pet’s specific needs and health condition. 

Naturally Addressing Cat & Dog Upset Tummy 

One easy way to ensure you avoid these concerns and use only beneficial ingredients for your little one’s tummy is by preparing your furry friend’s food at home. This more natural approach to their diet minimizes the risk of irritants and provides the flexibility to introduce probiotics and prebiotics and make necessary adjustments seamlessly.

A woman in a white, long-sleeved buttoned-up sweater feeds her black and white cat unsweetened yogurt because he or she has cat and dog upset tummy.

Enhancing your pet’s diet with probiotics and prebiotics can be as simple as incorporating ingredients like plain, unsweetened yogurt or kefir with live cultures. We’re confident your beloved cat or dog will relish this flavorful and nutritious treat. Should you need assistance determining the right quantities and ingredients, contact me here for a personalized nutritional plan!

In addition to a balanced diet, you can promote a healthy GI system with nutritional supplements vet-formulated to support digestive health, like NHV TumFlora and NHV Yucca. TumFlora was designed with a blend of herbs that can help improve intestinal flora, promote overall gut health, and relieve inflammation of the digestive tract. Yucca, on the other hand, is an herbal extract with a single ingredient known for several benefits, including digestive support. 

Now, you might be wondering, does NHV have any natural probiotics and prebiotics? We’re thrilled to share that NHV Probiotic + Prebiotic is now available to order! With seven probiotic strains, prebiotics, and pumpkin & carrot powder, this supplement is designed to nurture your pet’s gut, support their immune system, and overall well-being!

Whether you’re seeking to prevent a cat or dog upset tummy, manage digestive issues, or promote GI health, we are here to help. For personalized advice and insights on improving your little one’s diet or incorporating natural gut support, click the button to chat with our experienced pet experts.

Dr. Amanda Nascimento DVM, MVSc, PhD

Dr. Amanda Nascimento DVM, MVSc, PhD

Dr. Amanda completed her undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine in 2010 and graduate studies in veterinary pathology (MVSc. 2012 and PhD 2016) at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo. She completed her post-doctoral training at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine – University of Saskatchewan in 2018. Dr. Nascimento will be hosting her own blog series and sharing her knowledge with our extended NHV family.

Published: October 18, 2023

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