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How to help a dog with digestive problems

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It is not uncommon for your companion dog to suffer from an upset tummy due to digestive issues. Researchers at the Ohio State University consider short-term and long-term problems to be directly related to dietary problems, infections, the presence of parasites and stress. Dogs in particular may come in contact with salmonella, perfringens and campylobacter jejuni. Your can visit your local Rockford-area Petsmart or Petco as listed below, online or closest to your home to find some great products to help your pet with digestive issues.

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Fortunately, there are a number of products you can use to help your pet overcome the ill effects of temporary digestive problems.

  • Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil - Alaska Naturals manufactures salmon oil that cats will welcome as a special treat. One teaspoon contains 1,319 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, 500 mg of DHA and 455 mg of EPA. In addition to resulting in supple skin and a glossy coat, these ingredients offer your cat protection of the immune system, which in turn helps with digestive health.
  • Tummy Trouble Liquid - If your dog suffers from gas, a bout of diarrhea or vomiting, use Amber Technologies’ Tummy Trouble. Ingredients include peppermint leaf to treat gas, spearmint leaf to overcome diarrhea, hibiscus flowers to counteract indigestion and Oregon grape root to overcome vomiting. Rose hips help get the intestinal flora back in good shape. Since this product comes in drop form, it is easy to dose for small or larger pets. As a general rule of thumb, treat a three to 10-pound pet with five drops four times a day.
  • Micro Flora Plus - Chinese herbs are not just for human beings anymore. Dogs and cats benefit from the probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes contained in Herbsmith’s Micro Flora Plus. In a dose of two capsules you find 100 mg of prebiotics, 10 billion CFUs of probiotics, a wide range of enzymes and 270 mg of bowel health supporting cinnamon, licorice and ginger. Dogs under twenty pounds and cats only need to receive one half of a capsule on each day that digestive problems occur.
  • Acidophilus for dogs - Wholistic Pet Organics packages a lactobacillus acidophilus product that targets your companion dog’s digestive health. Dogs between two and 30 pounds receive a quarter of a teaspoon per day. Acidophilus is already well known for its properties among human patients looking to improve their intestinal health. Now, it is possible to support your dog’s gut flora in the same way. Since the product contains five billion CFUs per gram, it goes to work quickly.

If your pet has a serous case of stomach distress needing medical attention, feel free to contact your local veterinarian. You want to guarantee your pet a healthy digestive tract.

If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.

If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists

For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland

For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy

For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at pupelv7@comcast.net for further information.

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