Top Tips for avoiding digestive upsets in dogs and cats

Digestive upset is a common reason for pet owners visiting the vets. During these upsets, bad bacteria can flourish and multiply extremely quickly, causing a digestive imbalance that results in a change to your pet's normal self.

There are, however a few things you could do to avoid digestive upset in dogs and cats. Here are some useful tips to help keep your pet's gut healthy.

Water 

Pets should be encouraged to consume more fresh water and this should be presented in a way that your pet prefers whilst having access to a constant supply. The aim of increasing water intake is to prevent dehydration

Diet  

Your vet will be able to offer the best advice on your pet’s specific requirements. A bland diet that is easily digestible, such as boneless cooked chicken breast and white rice is advisable. A specialised diet for gastrointestinal imbalance may be beneficial with small amounts of food given several times a day. 

Outside access 

To avoid accidents within the house it is better to give your pet easy access to the outside or take them out frequently. However, it is important to monitor your pet's toilet activities and general demeanour. Be sure to keep a close watch on them and do not let them stray too far.

Other useful tips:
  • Avoid suddenly changing your pet’s diet
  • Do not give your pet table scraps or snacks
  • Try to prevent your pet from scavenging
  • Don’t give your pet small objects to play with
  • Do not give your dog bones as toys 
  • When walking your dog, watch that he/she doesn’t eat anything off the ground, does not eat plant material or drink from puddles
  • Prevent your pet from ingesting faeces from other animals
  • Try to minimise the stress in your pet’s environment
  • Keep up-to-date with deworming and vaccinations
  • Follow your vet's advice
  • Try nutrabio for dogs and cats

Ask your vet for more information on additional ways to help your pet and how nutrabio can help to naturally restore your pet's normal digestive function. Click here to find out more about nutrabio.