Bernie’s Gut Health Blog
Bernie’s Gut Health Blog focuses on pet digestion, nutrition, food and general health. Bernie also adds some tidbits of his own dog wisdom.
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When you’re thinking about switching dog food, whether it’s to adult dog food from puppy food, senior dog food, or even a new brand of your dog’s current food, it’s crucial to understand what happens in your dog’s gut. Transitioning dog diets can be a delicate process, but with the right approach and some cutting-edge science, you can make the switching dog food experience smooth for your furry friend.
In the realm of dog gut health, dog probiotics are key players. While many strains exist, Bernie’s Perfect Poop champions two particular superheroes for our probiotic supplements: Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Coagulans. There’s a method to our reasoning, and we want to help you understand more about dog probiotics and why we chose those two over several other common probiotic supplement strains.
In a dog’s world, joint diseases such as osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia are not merely conditions; they are significant stealers of quality of life. The connection between genetics, activity levels, and environmental factors is tightly intertwined, but diet stands out as something that can have a profound impact on managing and preventing joint disease in dogs. What roles do diet and nutrition play? We’re glad you asked because it’s not just about filling their bowls!
We dog owners always want the best for our dogs, and their health and happiness are our focus. Supplements can be vital in maintaining your dog’s well-being, particularly those that support their digestive system. But did you know that when you give those supplements is just as important as what you give them? Let’s unravel the science behind dog supplement timing.
The only thing we’d change about our dogs is that we’d get to keep them with us longer. So, we’re always looking for how to keep them the healthiest we can. The connection between gut health and a dog’s lifespan is definitely there–and backed by science that we can use to help our dogs be their happiest and healthiest. Gut health affects a dog’s lifespan, so upping our dog’s gut health game is the key!
In the world of canine wellness, joint health supplements are a hot topic. While the old guard – glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM – still reign supreme on many labels, there’s a definite shift happening. More and more, pet owners are asking: “Are these popular ingredients really the best for my dog? Do they even work?” New research suggests different ingredients may really be what hits the sweet spots when it comes to joint health. Let’s decode the labels and look at emerging, science-backed alternatives.
We like big breeds and we cannot lie…but large breed dogs have some unique challenges when it comes to joint health. Their lovable, larger frames can sometimes make them more susceptible to joint issues, so it’s wise to follow some tips for reducing joint stress in large breed dogs.
Cold weather can be a fun time for you and your dog, with snowball fights, winter walks, and cozy evenings. Dogs, whether young or old, can be affected by cold weather. For young dogs, their bodies are still developing. While they might seem energetic and bouncy, cold temperatures can slow them down a bit. On the other hand, older dogs often have arthritis or other joint issues, which the cold can exacerbate. And for some dogs of any age with mobility issues, the cold can be challenging. The good news is there are several ways we can help our furry best friends during the chilly months!
Every dog parent’s priority is ensuring their furry friend’s well-being. Among the tons of challenges dogs face, anxiety often lurks in the shadows. Just like it is with humans, the roots of canine anxiety are intricate and intertwined with both psychological and physiological factors. That’s why when you’re looking at how you can help your dog’s anxiety, you want to start with ensuring they have the best gut health. Gut health supplements can go a long way in helping your dog’s anxiety, but it’s important to know what to look for.