Verdauungs-probleme beim Hund: Ursachen, Symptome und Pflegetipps

Digestive problems in dogs: causes, symptoms and care tips

Diarrhea, flatulence, vomiting - all of these indicate poor intestinal health and are by no means normal in dogs! Other symptoms such as loss of weight, appetite and energy as well as itching can also indicate impaired digestion. And that has an impact on your dog’s overall well-being. The intestinal flora not only influences digestion, but also has a major influence on the immune system.  

Causes of Digestive Problems in Dogs

The causes of digestive problems in dogs can have various reasons. Most of the time it is due to the wrong diet . To rule out other reasons, you should definitely visit your veterinarian in advance and have your dog examined.  

Wrong diet  

Digestive problems in dogs are usually related to incorrect feeding or dog food. A balanced and species-appropriate diet is crucial so that your dog's intestinal flora can be healthy. Check that the dog food contains all the necessary nutrients and avoid feeding foods that contain unnecessary additives and are incorrectly formulated. It is important that you pay attention to a high meat content and natural, high-quality ingredients.  

Dogs'n Tiger food does not contain any artificial flavors, added wheat or sugar. Instead, we rely on a high meat content and species-appropriate recipes that are based on the animals' needs. In addition to muscle meat, offal such as liver, lungs or heart are rich sources of protein and are ideal for dog food. Our production runs according to food standards. Depending on the variety, the food is also refined with nutrient-rich herbs or essential fatty acids. All of this affects the taste and the result is a balanced, pure food that makes dogs satisfied and happy and has a positive effect on the intestinal flora.  

You can also support your dog's intestinal flora with probiotics and prebiotics . Our functional snack Tummy does exactly that. With probiotics and prebiotics, it sustainably supports your dog's digestion and can combat digestive problems such as flatulence. The snacks also taste good.

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Food allergies and intolerances  

Your dog may suffer from allergies or intolerances that are triggered by the dog food. To identify whether such an intolerance exists, you should carry out a so-called elimination diet . With food made from monoprotein sources, you can gradually let your dog try all types of meat and analyze what he tolerates better or worse. Vegetables and other components of the food can also cause allergies or intolerances. Here you also have to test what works.  

Foreign body absorption  

Dogs tend to explore anything they find interesting. Something often ends up in the mouth. Swallowing foreign objects such as toy parts or plants can cause acute digestive problems.  

Parasite control  

Parasites can also damage your dog’s intestinal flora. Be sure to perform regular deworming and parasite checks to prevent gastrointestinal distress.  

Symptoms of Digestive Problems in Dogs

  • Soft to mushy stool  
  • Flatulence  
  • constipation  
  • Vomit  
  • Diarrhea  
  • Loss of appetite  
  • stomach pain  
  • weight loss  
  • Loss of energy, unwillingness to move  
  • Eating grass  
  • itching  

Care tips for dogs with digestive problems

Veterinary examination  

If you have acute symptoms or persistent digestive problems, you should definitely consult your veterinarian first to get a precise diagnosis.  

Regular veterinary examinations are also essential for parasite control. Keep your dog's vaccination schedule up to date and perform regular deworming.  

Diet adjustment or change in food  

Under the guidance of a veterinarian, special diets can help ease digestion.  

In most cases, a change in food makes sense. So that this doesn't cause further digestive problems, you should plan it and approach it in a structured manner. Here we explain to you how it works best!  

Also important: Make sure your dog drinks enough water.  

Support intestinal flora  

So-called probiotics and prebiotics are used here, some of which have already been added to the food or are added as supplementary food to the usual food.  

Probiotics are microorganisms that positively support the intestinal flora, including the intestinal germs Enterococcus faecium and Bacillus subtilis, which support the growth of the important lactobacilli in the intestinal flora.  

Prebiotics are the food that the probiotics need to grow. They are food components that are not completely digested by the animal, but the microbiome can metabolize them and convert them into energy.  

This is where our functional snack tummy comes into play again, as probiotics and prebiotics are an essential component. The valuable combination supports your dog's digestion in a sustainable way and can combat digestive problems such as flatulence. If your dog is crazy about snacks anyway, then Tummy is just the thing for him. Because they not only increase your pet's well-being, they also taste really good.  

You are currently benefiting from our bundle promotion , which means that when you purchase a bundle (5x70g or 10x70g) of the functional snack Tummy, you will receive a bundle of 5 for free (see above).

Overall, a healthy, balanced diet is key to preventing and treating digestive problems in dogs. By recognizing the signs early and taking appropriate action, you can ensure that your doggo lives a happy and healthy life.