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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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Does the Sound of Your Dog Constantly Licking Their Paws or Body Drive You Crazy?

Does the Sound of Your Dog Constantly Licking Their Paws or Body Drive You Crazy?

Stop the madness! Does the sound of your dog constantly licking their paws and other areas of their body drive you crazy? If so, you are not alone! Excessive licking and itching is a sign of food allergies. This means something in your dog’s kibble is causing their skin to become irritated and most likely their digestive system is negatively affected as well.

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Is My Dog Allergic to Food?

Is My Dog Allergic to Food?

Did you know dogs can have allergic reactions to their food? Pet parents are often caught off guard when they realize the chronic symptoms their dog is experiencing are due to the food they eat every day.

If you are one of these dog owners, don’t feel bad because you aren’t alone. Of course, all dog owners want to care for their furry family members to the highest degree, but not being able to pinpoint symptoms and link them to food is easy to do, so don’t beat yourself up about it. The good news is there’s something you can do about it! Continue reading to learn more about food allergies in dogs and how you can help your pup.

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The Truth Behind Dog Poop…and How to Fix It

The Truth Behind Dog Poop…and How to Fix It

Sure, Everybody Poops. But When It’s Doggy Diarrhea? Eww. Unless You Enjoy Dealing With Montezuma’s Revenge In Your Doggo’s Behind...Keep Reading. You know the scene. You come home and find out the very hard way that your dog is suffering from the runs. Let us...

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Is Your Dog’s Mood Affecting Their Digestion?

Is Your Dog’s Mood Affecting Their Digestion?

It all starts in the gut! You might be asking yourself if your dog’s behavior problems are related to their gut health? The answer is yes! Well, usually. Sometimes behavior issues go beyond gut health and that is something that needs to be discussed with a veterinarian. However, today, we are going to focus on gut health in dogs and the link to unusual moods.

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Why Your Dog is Vomiting and What to do About It

Why Your Dog is Vomiting and What to do About It

As a pet parent, you take excellent care of your dog by feeding them a healthy diet and providing them with a safe place to live. No matter your best efforts there will be times when your dog vomits. In most cases, vomiting is a rare or a onetime event usually caused by ingesting something old or bad.

These occasional events usually clear up on their own and don’t cause any long term problems. However, there are times that vomiting can become a serious and reoccurring problem that has a negative effect on your dog’s overall health. The following information will help you learn more about why your dog is vomiting and what you can do to help your dog.

If you are looking for what to do after your dog vomits, check out this article to learn what you can feed him after vomiting.

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Food Allergies in Dogs: What Does the Gut Have to Do With It?

Food Allergies in Dogs: What Does the Gut Have to Do With It?

Does your dog love eating their current food but suffer from a variety of symptoms including frequent ear infections and excessive scratching? If so, your dog might be experiencing an allergic reaction to their food. Sensitivity to food is a rising concern with pet parents since it’s becoming more common as the years’ progress. If your dog suffers from food allergies, the following information will help you learn more about it and how you can help your precious pet!

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How to Help Older Dogs With Arthritis Through Fiber Supplements

How to Help Older Dogs With Arthritis Through Fiber Supplements

Oh No! Your fur baby is getting older and experiencing pain. Arthritis is a common ailment dog’s of all breeds and ages confront during their lifetime. Sometimes, arthritis causes other health issues depending on where the arthritis is located. A common issue associated with arthritis located in the back legs is bowel incontinence and inflammatory bowel disease.

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How to Keep Your Dog as Healthy and Regular as Possible After Being Diagnosed With Cancer

How to Keep Your Dog as Healthy and Regular as Possible After Being Diagnosed With Cancer

Oh no! Your worst nightmare just happened! The veterinarian said the words “your dog has cancer.” This devastating moment is experienced by pet parents around the world. It often leaves you feeling helpless and out of control. Educating yourself about your dog’s specific cancer can help you navigate through the illness and provide the best life for your fur baby. So, take a deep breath, think positive and continue reading to find out how you can help your fur baby feel better!

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Grain and Gluten-Free Supplements are Important to Your Dog’s Health

Grain and Gluten-Free Supplements are Important to Your Dog’s Health

Your little food monster might be obsessed with eating but are they getting the right amount of nutrition? Dog food often contains a wide range of ingredients that provide good nutrition for your dog. However, there are ingredients like gluten and grain that cause allergies and other health issues.
Implementing supplements into your dog’s diet is essential to maintaining their overall health but the supplements won’t do any good if they contain gluten or grain and your dog is allergic. If you don’t know if your dog is allergic to grain or gluten check out some common symptoms below.

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