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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How Long Does it Take for Probiotics to Work in Dogs?
Ruh-Roh! Rover’s tummy isn’t feeling great and you’ve given him probiotics to help get him back on track. But how long does it take for probiotics to work in dogs? When can your furry best friend expect some relief?
Can Dogs Take Human Probiotics?
Probiotics. You’ve heard about them. You’ve read about them. You know they’re good for you and if you’re reading this, you’re about to know they’re great for your dog. But maybe you’re asking, “Can dogs take human probiotics?” since it seems like it would make sense, right? It sure does, but read on to learn more about whether your dog can take human probiotics for human consumption.
How to Make a Dog Poop Quickly
He’s circling. He’s pacing. He’s sniffing. He’s circling some more. But he just won’t poop! If you’re having dog constipation issues and want to know how to make a dog poop quickly, here’s the scoop on how to shorten the potty break!
Good Dog Gut Health: What do Probiotics do for Dogs?
It may seem like we can’t praise the benefits of probiotics for dogs enough, and that’s true. We can’t. Because probiotics for dogs are so beneficial to not only their gut health, but their mental health and overall health too! Want to work on good dog gut health for your dog? Check out the answer to “What do probiotics do for dogs?”!
Good Dog Gut Health Battle Toxins
It’s a world full of chemical and toxin exposure these days–in everything from the foods we eat, the water we drink, the clothes we wear and even the air we breathe. Research shows that our dogs are also exposed to toxins as well. That exposure can bring about a host of health issues for them too. The good news? Good dog gut health can make a difference, and we’re experts in that!
Ahhhchoo! Are Dog Allergies Rubbing You the Wrong Way?
Ahhhchoo!! It’s not just you rubbing your eyes and feeling itchy and scratchy this spring. It’s your pet too, as experts agree that dog allergies are a serious concern. Read on to find out how you can tell if your dog has allergies and how you can help them this season!
The FDA Says How You’re Handling Your Dog’s Food Affects Their Health
We’re dog parents. We want the best for our dogs. But did you know that when it comes to feeding them, there’s more than just putting the food in their bowls and letting them go? It’s true, there is…and the FDA has guidelines that can help you prevent bad health effects for your dog from his food.
Dog Probiotic Side Effects: What You Want to Know About Dog Probiotics
If it seems like we do a lot of talking about dog probiotics, it’s because probiotics are REALLY important to your dog’s overall health and vitality. Every dog owner should know that good health begins in the gut, and that involves ensuring that your dog’s gut is full of helpful bacteria–probiotics. But, you may wonder if giving your dog probiotic supplements has any side effects. That’s a great question, so read on to know about dog probiotics side effects and what you want to know about them when you include them into your dog’s diet!
Research Suggests the World Needs Perfect Poop
There’s new research published in the British Ecological Society Journal, Ecological Solutions and Evidence that suggests dogs who are walked in nature reserves but whose pet parents don’t scoop their poop are adversely adding to local biodiversity.
National Puppy Day: What Every Puppy Should Have
March 23 is National Puppy Day, and if it wasn’t already obvious, we’re IN! Around here, we love dogs in general, but there’s something about a puppy that gives us all the feels! Here are some things every puppy should have (or know) and how to help YOUR puppy live his best doggo life!
Pandemic Pounds for Pets: How to Help Dogs Lose Weight
It’s no surprise that some of us are feeling a bit ‘fluffier’ in the last two years as ‘pandemic pounds’ have made their mark. Turns out our best friends have gained a few pounds during the pandemic too, and it’s important we make sure they don’t continue to suffer this additional COVID-19 side effect. If your dog has gotten a bit floofy in the last two years, don’t fret; here’s how to help dogs lose weight they gained during the pandemic!
What Time of Day Should I Give My Dogs Probiotics?
You know that probiotics are good for your dog, and that good dog gut health is key for your dog’s overall health and vitality. But do you know what time of day you should give dogs probiotic supplements? Did you even know that there was a best time of day to give your dog probiotics? Just like in humans, there is, and if you’re asking, “What time of day should I give my dogs probiotics?” you’ve come to the right place!