Natural Help for Dog Diverticulitis

Bernie’s Perfect Poop can help battle the symptoms of canine diverticulitis

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Canine Diverticulitis is very much like diverticulitis in humans. In humans and in dogs, it’s a condition where there are small pouches in the colon or intestines. Food can get caught in those pouches and become infected.  It’s a condition that directly affects your dog’s digestive tract and it can cause pain and even dangerous ruptures. Bernie’s Perfect Poop can help battle the symptoms of diverticulitis and help ward off situations that could lead to diverticulitis.

  • Good dog gut health is important to your dog’s overall health. A healthy dog gut will allow food to pass through at the appropriate speed and prevent food or fecal matter from getting trapped in diverticula in dogs. This could prevent diverticulitis, which is inflammation and infection of the diverticula in dogs, and help their digestive tract be healthier overall.
  • When your dog has diverticula in his digestive tract (small anatomical pouches), food or fecal matter can become trapped in the pouches. This can lead to inflammation and infection of the pouches, called diverticulitis. Quality high-fiber diets can help prevent inflammation and infection because they keep food moving through the digestive tract at the right speed for optimal nutrient observation. Bernie’s Perfect Poop is the perfect combination of Miscanthus grass, pumpkin and flaxseed and this fiber combination help prevent food or fecal matter from sitting and collecting in your dog’s diverticula.
  • Bernie’s Perfect Poop also combines prebiotics and probiotics to balance your dog’s gut microbiome. When your dog’s gut is in balance, inflammation maybe reduced in your dog’s diverticula. Excess inflammation lends itself to trapping food and fecal matter in the diverticula, which can get inflamed and infected. A healthy, thriving community of beneficial bacteria keeps your dog’s diverticula clean and healthy.
  • Digestive enzymes allow your dog to break the food he eats down to the smallest it can be for maximum absorption. With every bite of Bernie’s Perfect Poop, the digestive enzymes in his digestive tract break food down to microscopic levels, and prevent bigger pieces of unbroken down food from getting trapped in your dog’s diverticula.
  • Bernie’s Perfect Poop is a 4-in-1 combination of fiber, prebiotics, probiotics, and enzymes. Good dog gut health is the key to a happier, healthier life for your dog. If your dog’s digestive tract is healthy and functioning as it should be, you won’t have to worry about food or fecal matter getting caught in your dog’s diverticula and getting infected.
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What is diverticulitis in dogs and what are the symptoms/signs?

Diverticulitis is a painful condition that affects your dog’s digestive tract. It can range from inflammation to infection and often need antibiotics to heal a serious infection. Diverticula are small pouches that line your dog’s digestive tract, and though rare, can be debilitating and need attention. Typically, a dog is born with those pouches, though they can be acquired throughout your dog’s life based on their bowel health. Think of your dog’s digestive tract like a straw and on the inside of the straw are small indentations. When food or fecal matter are traveling through the digestive system, or the straw, it can get stuck in the little indentations, or the diverticula. If it doesn’t eventually come out and exit through the rectum, it can cause inflammation around the diverticulitis and even infection that could require antibiotics. A severe infection could even result in ruptures of his digestive tract. Diverticulitis commonly happens in the large intestine, but it can happen in any part of the digestive system, even including the esophagus.

If your vet has diagnosed diverticulitis in your dog, he will likely monitor the inflammation, possibly treat with antibiotics, and suggest dietary modifications that will include lots of hydration and high-fiber foods and supplementation. If your dog is treated with antibiotics for a case of diverticulitis, a supplement like Bernie’s Perfect Poop is a great way to help your dog build back his microbiome.

Symptoms of diverticulitis in dogs include:

  • Abdominal pain, often tender on your dog’s left side
  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever/Chills
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Retching
  • Spasms

Causes of diverticulitis in dogs

Generally speaking, diverticulitis in dogs occurs because your dog is not getting enough fiber in his diet. He’s not able to pass food through his digestive system at an appropriate speed and at the right texture (not too hard, not too soft) and that can lead to food pieces and fecal matter getting stuck in the diverticular pouches in his digestive tract. Diverticulitis can come and go, and can also be the result of lots of bouts of constipation where stuck food acts in somewhat a drill fashion and indents your dog’s digestive wall.

Causes may include: Can Perfect Poop Help?
Lack of fiber in diet Yes
Constipation Yes
Diarrhea Yes
Poor digestion of food Yes
Poor diet Yes
Dehydration
Born with diverticula
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Know when to see your veterinarian for help with diverticulitis

Diverticulitis in dogs can be painful for your dog and it can be serious. If you notice your dog is suffering from constipation and seems to exhibit any of the diverticulitis symptoms, it’s worth it to check with your vet to ensure there’s no infection. In some serious cases of canine diverticulitis, colon resectioning may be necessary

More information about diverticulitis in dogs

While diverticulitis in dogs is not common, if your dog struggles with it, it’s hard to watch. Good dog gut health is pivotal to avoiding diverticulitis in dogs, and that starts with a high-fiber diet that also feeds a thriving microbiome. Your dog needs premium fiber and good gut health to ward off symptoms of dog diverticulitis, and Bernie’s Perfect Poop makes that as easy to do as giving with every meal.

Fiber may help with dog diverticulitis

Fiber is essential to your dog’s digestive tract and helps alleviate symptoms of diverticulitis in dogs. When your dog has quality fiber pushing food through at the right speed and consistency, there’s less opportunity for pieces of food or fecal matter to get stuck in his diverticula. Perfect Poop is a combination of Miscanthus grass, pumpkin, and flaxseed. These soluble and insoluble fibers push your dog’s food through efficiently for optimal nutrient absorption and less chance of getting stuck in any of the sac-like pouches in his digestive tract.

Prebiotics and probiotics may help with dog diverticulitis

When your dog’s microbiome is healthy, he’s able to absorb nutrients as he should from the food you give. He’s also able to keep inflammation in his body down, as the healthy and beneficial bacteria in his gut (probiotics) ward it off. When your dog’s diverticula aren’t deep and inflamed, there’s less chance food or fecal matter will get stuck. The prebiotics in Bernie’s are Inulin and XOS (Xylooligosaccharides), which act as a fertilizers to feed the good bacteria in your dog’s lower digestive tract. This also helps protect against infected diverticula.  Prebiotics and probiotics are key supplements to helping your dog’s gut health be at its best because they keep the right balance of healthy bacteria in your dog’s gut.

Enzymes may help with diverticulitis in dogs

Enzymes in Bernie’s Perfect Poop will help your dog’s digestive tract break food down better. The better broken down your dog’s food is, the easier it is to digest and less chance it will get stuck in any diverticula your dog may have. Digestive enzymes can also help kill off toxins that could inflame and infect diverticula, and that can help prevent diverticulitis or worsening of diverticulitis, as well as abdominal pain.

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Other ways to help

  • Give plenty of fluids
  • Make sure diet is full of premium fiber
  • Feed quality foods
  • Follow veterinary protocols
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Related terms

  • Canine Diverticulitis
  • Doggy Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis In Dogs
  • Pouch-Like Sacs