Probiotics

Probiotics work to replenish the normal intestinal flora (good bacteria) in a dog’s digestive system by balancing electrolytes and proteins in the blood stream.  The following probiotics come highly rated and are a great idea to add to your dog’s diet, especially if he or she is recovering from diarrhea and stomach trouble.

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Pet Ultimates Probiotics for Dogs

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Advantages
  • Powder eliminates choking risk
  • Base of pure prebiotic inulin
  • Product guarantee from compant
Downsides
  • May not dissolve in water
Our Review:
This is a great probiotic to support and enhance digestion, vitality, coat and skin healh, and to aid with recovery after antibiotics.
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Zesty Paws Probiotic for Dogs

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Advantages
  • Grain-free
  • Chewable probiotic
  • Pumpkin and papaya featured for digestive support
Downsides
  • May have a strong scent
Our Review:
This probiotic features GanedenBC30, a powerful probiotic strain that can withstand stomach acid as it reaches the intestines to aid in digestion.
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Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Probiotics

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Advantages
  • Recommended by veterinarians
  • Promotes normal intestinal microflora
  • 3 pack sizes to choose from
Downsides
  • Individually packaged as oppposed to a large jar
Our Review:
This probiotic is recommended by veterinarians (study done in March 2019), and offers a supplement for the dietary management of puppies and adult dogs.

Dog Food For Sensitive Stomachs

Dogs with digestive trouble can benefit from eating a specially-formulated dog food for sensitive stomachs.  Each dog food below contains essential components to aid in digestion and boosting immune function. Check out a few of our favorite sensitive-stomach dog foods:

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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula

Advantages
  • Real meat is the first ingredient
  • Contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants
  • No artificial flavors or preservatives
Downsides
  • Competitive pricing
Our Review:
This product is for adult dogs, and contains essential proteins, carbohydrates, and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids.
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Hill's Prescription Diet I/D Canine Digestive Care

Advantages
  • Amazon's choice
  • Aids with stomach trouble and digestive issues
  • Great for dogs with sensitive stomachs
Downsides
  • Competitive pricing
Our Review:
This is a good option for dogs with sensitive stomachs and gastrointestinal trouble.
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Purina ONE SmartBlend Natural Sensitive Systems

Advantages
  • Great for sensitive stomachs
  • Supports a strong immune system
  • Joint health
Downsides
  • Kibble is smaller
Our Review:
This bag of dog food has a protein-rich crunchy kibble taste that dogs love, and contains an antioxidant blend to help support the immune system and tummy troubles.

Wet Dog Food

Canned wet dog food can provide your pet with essential vitamins and minerals, in addition to a great source of protein and Omega 6 fatty acids.  Check out our top wet dog food picks below, and let us know which one your dog prefers!

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Hill's Science Diet Wet Dog Food- Turkey and Barley Recipe

Advantages
  • Made with easily digestible ingredients
  • Supports healthy skin and coat
  • Veterinarian recommended
Downsides
  • Only for adult dogs
Our Review:
Hill's Science Diet wet food is made with high quality protein to help your dog build and maintain lean muscle. It contains Omega 6 fatty acids and vitamin E as well.
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Natural Balance Ultra Premium Wet Dog Food

Advantages
  • Real lamb is the #1 ingredient
  • Supports healthy digestion
  • No artificial flavors or colors
Downsides
  • May have smokey scent
Our Review:
This dog food comes in 12-13 ounce cans of wet dog food that helps support the overall health and well-being of dogs, while also supporting healthy digestion with only real ingredients.
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Purina Pro Plan Canned Wet Dog Food

Advantages
  • Made with real lamb and high-quality ingredients
  • Provides 23 essential vitamins and minerals
  • Omega 6 fatty acids
Downsides
  • May cause gas in some dogs
Our Review:
This wet dog food is made with real lamb and other high-quality ingredients to provide 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The Omega 6 fatty acids promote healthy skin and a healthy coat.

Slow Feeders

A slow feeder is great tool for slowing down your pet’s eating pace. It promotes proper digestion and prevents gas, bloating, vomiting, choking, and unnecessary weight gain. Below are some of our top picks:

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Neater Pet Slow Feeder

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Advantages
  • Gentle on the gums and mouth
  • Holds up to 6 cups of food
  • Works for both cats and dogs
Downsides
  • Base and leg extensions are sold separately
Our Review:
This slow feeder works for cats and dogs of any breed and size. It's designed with widely-spaced ridges to allow for more space and ensure comfortability when eating.
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Outward Hound Fun Feeder

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Advantages
  • BPA, PVC, and Phthalate free
  • Vet-recommended
  • Works with both dry and wet food
Downsides
  • A little light
Our Review:
This slow feeder is excellent in keeping mealtimes fun and stimulating for pets. It also helps prevent bloating, gas, indigestion, and 'scarf and barf' incidents. Plus, it's dishwasher safe.
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Hyper Pet LickiMat

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Advantages
  • Easy to clean
  • Microwave-proof and freezer-friendly
  • Helps improve dental health
Downsides
  • Only works with wet food
Our Review:
This slow feeder is made from food-grade rubber and specially designed to make snacktimes more enjoyable for pets. It's great for slowing down speedy-eaters and preventing anxiety in stressful situations.

Dog Calming Treats

Calming treats can be an effective tool when it comes to relaxing your dog during a stressful time.  For example, Parvo can cause a dog to feel very stressed and ill, making it hard to relax.  Calming treats can soothe your pet’s worries and allow him or her to rest up to feel better.  They are also great in reducing aggressive behavior and decreasing anxiety during thunderstorms, travel, vet visits, and more!

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Premium Care Calming Treats

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Advantages
  • Calms 99% of dog-related anxieties
  • Duck flavored
  • No added fillers
Downsides
  • May have strong smell
Our Review:
Each chew contains chamomile which acts as a relaxer during stressful situations. The soft chews taste like treats and do not contain any fillers such as corn, dairy, soy, or artificial colors or ingredients.
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Zesty Paws Stress and Anxiety Calming Bites

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Advantages
  • Turkey flavored
  • A natural formula for anxiety
  • Features Suntheanine to promote relaxation
Downsides
  • May take some time to start working
Our Review:
Zesty Paws Calming Bites contain Organic Ginger Root, L-Tryptophan, and Organic Passion Flower to minimize outbursts and to help with calming behavior.
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Mighty Petz Max Hemp Calming Treats

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Advantages
  • Low allergen chews
  • Contains hemp oil and melatonin
  • Helps with hyperactive and aggressive behavior
Downsides
  • May have strong scent
Our Review:
These treats contain a natural and safe formula to sooth most anxieties in pets, and do not contain any palm oil, soy, or corn. In addition to hemp oil and melatonin, they have 7 other natural calming ingredients.