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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Digestive enzymes for dogs? Those are even things? Heck, you may be asking what a digestive enzyme for humans is. No worries; you wouldn’t be alone. But more research continues to support the benefits of digestive enzymes for dogs (and their hoomans) so read on to see why you should give your dog digestive enzymes every day!
Okay, sure. Bernie’s Perfect Poop is known for giving dogs…well, perfect poop. And who doesn’t want perfect poop? But many dog parents ask, “Why does my dog need fiber?” or “Why is dog fiber a must for every day?” and we want to address those important questions. In fact, we address those questions regularly because we know that good health begins in the gut. So, why should you give your dog Bernie’s Perfect Poop every day? Because it’s full of high-quality dog fiber.
Probiotics. Specifically Dog Probiotics. It seems like they’re THE buzzword in good dog gut health, but are dog probiotics necessary? What do dog probiotics even do for your dog? In a word? Everything.
You may think this year’s allergy season was the worst, and you’d not be alone. Experts suggest it was, and they’re not going to get much better due to climate changes and rogue pollens. They’re bad enough on you, but what about your dogs? Dogs suffer from seasonal allergies more than ever, but the good news is Bernie’s Perfect Poop tackles even the itchiest skin and the runniest nose!
So your dog won’t poop. Your dog hasn’t pooped for 4 days and you’re worried. You’re asking yourself, “How do I make my dog poop?” and wondering if doggie enemas are a thing. (They are, but slow down! Let’s look for a window of pooportunity first!)
What do you do when you’ve got a little bit of your last meal coming back to say, “Hello!” after you’ve eaten? You may grasp your chest, hold your breath and hope that throw-up feeling goes away. And even though our dogs can’t tell us so, that’s likely what they’re trying do do when they suffer from dog acid reflux. Dogs do get acid reflux, also known as canine GERD (canine Gastroesophogeal reflux disease) and they don’t like tasting this morning’s breakfast twice any more than you do.
You love your dog but GOOD GRIEF! His breath reeks and makes you wonder whose butt he’s been licking. (Spoiler: It’s his butt he’s been licking, duh!) Bad dog breath doesn’t have to be a given, though. If your dog’s breath smells like poop, there’s an underlying cause for that. Yes, it may be because he’s eating excrements (that’s a whole different story) but most likely? He’s not breaking his food down well enough and you’re dealing with some residual effects! If you’re wondering why your pet’s breath smells like poop, read on!
Dog vomiting. It’s dreaded for all dog parents because it is, at the core, a sign your dog is not feeling his best. But is a dog vomiting always bad? What causes a dog to throw up and what should you do if your dog vomits regularly?
No, no one’s cutting onions (or watching The Hallmark Channel at Christmas).
But whew, boy.
Does your dog’s butt stink. Reeks, really.
“My dog’s butt stinks?” you ask?
Oh, come on. You know it does (or you wouldn’t even be reading this).
No one randomly Googles, “How to treat bad gas in dogs?” or “How do I stop my dog from farting so much?”
So we know your dog farts all the time, and we’re here to help.