Did you now that your dogs are susceptible to UTIs? Most people don’t even think about their dog’s urinary tract unless something is wrong (kind of like their humans).

UTIs are a common illness in dogs. It is just what it sounds like: an infection inside your dog’s urinary tract. Aside from an infection, poor urinary tract health can lead to kidney or bladders stones, which are very painful. This is why you need to protect your dog’s urinary tract and gut.

How do dogs get UTIs? It should be of no surprise that what your dog is eating can have a big impact on urinary health. Dogs’ urine is normally within the slightly acidic pH level range of 6 to 6.5. And if the urine turns more alkaline, there’s a greater chance for things to go wrong – like bacterial overgrowth. The high meat content of a dog’s natural diet keeps that urine slightly more acidic. But grain-based, starchy, processed commercial pet food helps turn the urine more alkaline.

When your dog GI tract is healthy, it allows for the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, while at the same time preventing entry of disease-causing substances.

Now that we know the facts…how do we prevent urinary tract issues and help support their gut? Here are a few products that can help!

Whole Cran Intense

Certified organic cranberry powder from whole cranberries. Helps to maintain proper Urinary PH, supports urinary tract health, bacterial anti-adhesion properties and acts as a powerful antioxidant. WholeCran Intense™ is a natural urinary acidifier that aids in the prevention of alkaline urinary calculi. Cranberry is well known as an aid in preventing urinary tract infections. Modern medical research has revealed the chemical and physiological effects cranberries have on the urinary tract. 2.5 oz.

Evidence has been accumulating which indicates that natural components in the fruit act to inhibit the adhesion of infection-causing E. coli bacteria within the urinary tract. Cranberry is perhaps best known for its effect on urinary tract health, newer research indicates that it may act elsewhere in the body against other bacteria as well. The adhesion of the different types of bacteria that cause both stomach ulcers, and periodontal gum disease, have been shown to be inhibited in the presence of cranberry, and it is likely that other susceptible bacteria will be found as well. Certified organic cranberry powder from whole cranberries. Helps to maintain proper Urinary PH, supports urinary tract health, bacterial anti-adhesion properties and acts as a powerful antioxidant.

Microflora Plus

Microflora Plus for Digestion is a complete combination of probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, and herbs that support proper digestion and bowel health.

Microflora Plus aids in reducing occasional loose stools due to environmental stress or changes in diet. Use Microflora Plus as a digestive aid to help maintain a healthy intestinal tract and gut flora.

Microflora Plus promotes proper digestion and bowel health.

Carna4 Ground Sprouted Seeds

These nutrition-dense biscuits are a treat and supplement all in one! Feed a handful of CarnaFlora Snacks to your dog each day to supply intense levels of live nutrients, bioavailable vitamins & minerals, all from fresh, synthetic-free whole foods.  A perfect complement to Raw diets or a great improvement to the daily nutrition of dogs eating processed foods.

In particular, the addition of fava beans is an innovative alternative to potatoes or dried peas in creating our state-of-the-art grain-free dog biscuit. Once cooked (at least to the extent as our quick-bake Carna4 process), fava beans become a highly digestible, safe and nutritious source of minerals, especially magnesium, potassium, folate and zinc; vitamins including niacin (B3), thiamin (B1), A ,C, K and beta carotene.

Goats Milk

Goat milk contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein, and fatty acids. In fact, the body can digest goat’s milk in 20 minutes. Having fat

molecules one-fifth the size of those in cow’s milk makes it easily digestible and tolerable even for dogs with digestive issues. We offer two different forms of goat’s milk. Primal has a liquid goats milk and The Honest Kitchen offers a dehydrated form of goat’s milk.

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