Healthy Digestion

Your pet's digestive health is profoundly affected by nutrition. Learn what to look for in a formula that can keep your pet feeling their best!

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Overview

Like us, our pets don’t feel like themselves when they’re experiencing digestive issues.

Your pet’s digestive health is profoundly affected by nutrition, as the digestive tract is responsible for absorbing nutrients from the diet and eliminating solid wastes. All of your pet’s other body systems, in turn, rely on the digestive tract to draw in essential nutrients from their diet.

A diet that supports healthy gastrointestinal, or ‘GI’, functioning is highly digestible and contains high-quality ingredients along with a combination of fiber sources.

Many Natural Balance® formulas feature our unique fiber layering system of complex fibers including inulin, oat fiber, pea fiber, and more. The right balance of fiber benefits your pet by optimizing the passage of food through the intestines.

Explore the FAQs to learn more about how you and Natural Balance® can support your pet’s digestive health and keep them feeling their best!

Through the years, there’s been a growing concern about what goes into pet food. As a result of pet parents’ own research and conversations with their veterinarians, they may learn that their pets should avoid certain ingredients. Limited ingredient options give consumers the opportunity to pick and choose what they’re feeding in order to easily avoid certain ingredients.
Learn more

Overview

Like us, our pets don’t feel like themselves when they’re experiencing digestive issues.

Your pet’s digestive health is profoundly affected by nutrition, as the digestive tract is responsible for absorbing nutrients from the diet and eliminating solid wastes. All of your pet’s other body systems, in turn, rely on the digestive tract to draw in essential nutrients from their diet.

A diet that supports healthy gastrointestinal, or ‘GI’, functioning is highly digestible and contains high-quality ingredients along with a combination of fiber sources.

Many Natural Balance® formulas feature our unique fiber layering system of complex fibers including inulin, oat fiber, pea fiber, and more. The right balance of fiber benefits your pet by optimizing the passage of food through the intestines.

Explore the FAQs to learn more about how you and Natural Balance® can support your pet’s digestive health and keep them feeling their best!

Through the years, there’s been a growing concern about what goes into pet food. As a result of pet parents’ own research and conversations with their veterinarians, they may learn that their pets should avoid certain ingredients. Limited ingredient options give consumers the opportunity to pick and choose what they’re feeding in order to easily avoid certain ingredients.
Learn more

FAQ

What can indicate that my pet’s digestive function is healthy?
You should be aware of the frequency of your pet’s bowel movements, the firmness of their stool, and both the quality and quantity of stool produced. Normally, pets should be able to eat a meal and have regular bowel movements 1–2 times daily without excessive gas. Producing a solid, formed moist stool is also an indication of healthy digestion.

My pet is having three (or more) bowel movements daily. Is that considered healthy?
Speak to your veterinarian if this is the case. Three or more bowel movements daily may point to an underlying medical condition.

What else could indicate that my pet is having digestive issues?
Please speak to your veterinarian if your pet has excessively soft or firm stool, has stool with unusual color, or if you detect dark black flecks like coffee grounds or bright red tinges. These conditions could indicate digestive issues, and/or that other medical conditions are present.

What should I look for in a diet to support my pet’s digestive health?
Look for a highly digestible diet that contains high-quality ingredients and a combination of fiber sources. The right balance of fibers will slow the passage of food through the intestines.

Many Natural Balance® diets, such as Synergy Dry Dog Formula and our Original Ultra® Whole Body Health® Formulas, feature a unique fiber layering system that provides a variety of complex fibers including inulin, oat fiber, pea fiber, and more.

Aside from diet, are there other factors that can affect my pet’s digestive function?
The timing and frequency of feedings and how you feed your pet can impact the efficiency of the digestive tract.

After a recent dietary change, allow 1–2 weeks for the intestinal microflora to adjust to the proteins, fats, and fibers reaching the colon. It is also important to ensure that your pet always has access to fresh clean water.

Testimonials

2015/12/23-K-Hala

When I got my French Bulldog puppy, Ninja, I had a very hard time finding a food that didn't cause diarrhea or gas. After I started feeding him Natural Balance, he didn't have any issues! He just had is 2 year annual physical and my vet said he is looking beautiful, his coat is healthy, he has no skin problems or digestive issues. All of those things issues are common with Frenchies and he suffers from ZERO. Plus no gas!
Hala
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2015/12/22-B-Sher

After telling a co-worker of mine about the tummy troubles that my dog had, she recommended Synergy dog food for my long-haired Dachshund, Fitzgerald. He used to vomit about once every couple of weeks. Such a sensitive tummy my boy has. Well, I have to say, this is THE best dog food ever! Since being on Synergy (2 months now), he's not had any vomitting episodes. Not a one! His stools are solid yet softer than before and his coat is looking shinier too. He gets so excited when it's time to eat
Sher
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2015/12/22-S-Chevaun

I have three american bulldogs. When I got my first one he had constant loose stool. Got him on the L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Venison food and he was perfect. My second puppy had no health issues thank goodness. Now I recently got another puppy. Her name is Gypsy and when I first got her she had a very upset stomach. She would vomit and have diarrhea constantly. The vet said that it was severe gastritis. She recommended a different brand for her, but I knew that I had to try
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