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Does fresh dog food help with constipation in dogs?

Asked in Dog Health, dog nutrition, Fresh Dog Food, healthy dog food,

Constipation In Dogs

Yes, fresh dog food can help with constipation in dogs. Fresh dog food is minimally processed and contains whole ingredients, making it more similar to what we would eat compared to traditional pet kibble.

Benefits of Fresh Dog Food for Constipation

  • Higher Moisture Content: Fresh dog food typically has a higher moisture content than kibble, which helps keep the bowels regular and can prevent constipation.

  • Easier Digestion: This type of food is generally easier for dogs to digest.

  • High in Fibre: Fresh dog food often contains fruits and vegetables, which are high in fibre and aid in digestion.

  • Quality Protein and Oils: High-quality protein sources and healthy oils in fresh dog food contribute to a healthier gut and more efficient digestion.

Additional Tips to Prevent Constipation

  • Provide Plenty of Water: Ensure your dog has access to fresh water at all times. You can also offer ice cubes or mix water into their meals.

  • Regular Exercise: Exercise helps stimulate bowel movements.

  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: Avoid obesity by not overfeeding your dog and providing regular exercise.

  • Proper Feeding: Ensure your dog is neither overfed nor underfed, which can impact bowel regularity.

Constipation is not especially common in dogs, but if it becomes an ongoing issue or if your dog seems unwell, it's important to contact your vet for advice.

Pets Love Fresh food is an excellent choice, as it contains no preservatives, no cheap fillers that can cause allergies, is gently cooked, and created by a team of nutritionists, dieticians, vets, and pet owners. It provides complete nutrients and vitamins to keep your dog healthy, made with real meat, fresh from British farms.

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