Help them build a strong digestive system
Because their bodies are still growing, a puppy’s digestive system is more sensitive and less efficient than an adult dog’s. That’s why soft stools and flatulence are so common at this stage—and rather unpleasant for both of you!
During this period of rapid growth, your precious pup’s nutrition plan should be designed for their unique digestive system. Give them highly digestible puppy food that contains fiber and other ingredients essential to proper digestion. This will help ensure that your puppy can absorb all the nutrients they need for optimal growth and gut health.
What about parasites?
Digestive issues in puppies aren’t always caused by their sensitive systems—parasitic infections also cause their share of upsets. With an immature immune system and a nose for exploration, your puppy can easily come into contact with parasites and microbes that cause digestive distress.
Talk to your vet to get the best treatments for preventing or eliminating these pesky invaders. Add in healthy puppy food tailored to their digestion, and your pup will be top dog!
To learn more about common parasites, visit our page on Parasite treatment and prevention.
What about supplements?
Considering giving your puppy supplements? Talk to your veterinarian first. If you’re already feeding them balanced veterinary puppy food, the excess vitamins and minerals from supplements could actually cause more problems.
Not sure you’re doing what’s best for your puppy’s developing digestive system? Talk to your Globalvet veterinary team. We can help you find the winning formula for your pup.