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Causes of Constipation in Dogs

Have you ever worried your dog might be constipated but didn’t really know what to do about it? It’s not the most common issue dogs have, but it definitely happens from time to time.  It’s usually easy to recognize when your dog has diarrhea, but it can be a bit more difficult to notice constipation in your dog. Don’t worry though - we’re here to help! What is constipation? Constipation in dogs can be described as difficulty passing stool or the inability to pass stool. While constipation is usually easy to reverse, there may be situations where it can indicate a more severe problem.  Signs of Constipation in Dogs1,2 Some common signs of constipation in dogs include:  Straining to pass...

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Why the Dog Digestive System is the Key to a Healthy Dog

It’s been said that “the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Well, the same can be said for dogs.  The gastrointestinal tract is the key to all organ systems, not just the heart, performing at their finest. The digestive system does more than just produce poop, it feeds the body, supplying nutrients like glucose and amino acids, to all cells and systems. Your dog’s heart wouldn’t beat, their tails wouldn’t wag, and their tongue wouldn’t loll without it. So, what does that all mean? It means the better that you feed that digestive system, the better your dog will function. Providing high quality nutrition directly impacts the quality health in your pup. Let’s take a quick journey...

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