As you may remember, I started Echo and Gracie on probiotics from Fidobiotics in November. In my last post I discussed the benefits of probiotics for dogs and how Fidobiotics was working for my two pups. I wanted to give my readers an update on the probiotics and discuss another very important benefit of using probitoics with your dog.
I have noticed that Echo in particular had been having some problems with flatulence. Flatulence is typically caused by something in the dog’s diet, particularly beans, peas, and dairy. It can also be caused by new food or treats that the dog has never eaten before. Since I review dog products and work in a dog boutique, Echo gets to try out a lot of new treats that he has never eaten before. Having a dog with a flatulence issue can not just be uncomfortable to the dog, but it can be unpleasant to the humans the dog is around as well!
So how do you fix it? The best way to help eliminate a gas issue in your dog is to improve your dog’s gut health! As you may remember from my first post on Fidobiotics, probiotics support a healthy digestive system. They can help to eliminate a variety of digestive or GI tract issues, including smelly and frequent flatulence!
With Echo, it did take a few weeks of being on probiotics before I started to notice his flatulence was not as frequent as it used to be. However, now that I have noticed the change, I tested it out by letting him have a few new treats. Just as I had hoped, he did not get gas from the treats as he normally would have! I believe that using Fidobiotics have helped to strengthen Echo’s gut health and defend him against flatulence!
Has your dog ever had issues with flatulence? Have you ever considered using probiotics to help strengthen your dog’s gut? Let us know in the comments below!
Thanks for reading,
Katie, Gracie, and Echo
Disclosure: A Girl and Her Husky received Fidobiotics Good Guts to try out in return for an honest review. All images are property of A Girl and Her Husky- please do not use without permission.