The Microbiome and Dog’s Health
The core of canine well-being (and human health too!) is a healthy microbiome. The microbiome is the population of microbes present in the gut of an animal, which fuels and influences the health of the entire organism. A healthy microbiome is very important to support your dog’s immune system and reduce the risk of digestive issues (such as diarrhoea and bowel inflammation) and metabolic problems (including diabetes and obesity). Behavioural issues are also shown to be closely linked to the microbiome.
How do you ensure a healthy microbiome?
A good diet is critical to the well-being of the microbiome. A poor diet, antibiotics and stress are some of the biggest culprits in damaging the microbiome and compromising the health of your dog overall. One of the best ways to make sure the microbiome is healthy is with a balanced diet, high in fibre, low is sugar and with a gut supplement with prebiotic support included.
Adding a nutritional boost to aid a healthy microbiome in your dog
Dried green bananas, are an excellent source of resistant starch. Resistant starch is different to the typical starch figures we’re used to thinking about. It does not break down into glucose, so it is a healthy energy source and helps to stabilise glucose levels in dogs with diabetes and other metabolic concerns. Resistant starch also functions as a prebiotic, boosting the numbers of healthy microbes in the gut. B-complete really packs a punch as both metabolic and microbiome support. The high fibre content makes it a perfect addition to the diet to ensure that your dog’s digestion is working effectively, that they have regular, healthy bowel movements and that they don’t experience diarrhoea. B-Complete is full of antioxidants and is high in naturally occurring vitamins - perfect for gastrointestinal stability.
The Benefits of Dried Green Bananas for Dogs
A Rich Source of Nutrients
Dried green bananas are a rich source of important nutrients, including potassium, dietary fibre, and vitamin C. These nutrients help support a healthy digestive system, improve cardiovascular health, and boost the immune system.
Low in Fat and Calorie-Friendly
Dried green bananas are low in fat, making them an excellent option for dogs who are watching their weight or have trouble with weight management. They are also low in calories, so you can treat your dog without worrying about adding unnecessary calories to their diet. Resistant starch has also been shown in studies to boost the satiety response - meaning your dog will feel hungrier sooner and be less inclined to gorge on their meals and overeat.
Easy to Digest
Dried green bananas are easy to digest and gentle on the stomach, making them a great option for dogs with sensitive digestive systems. They are also a great choice for senior dogs, as they are soft and chewy and very easy to consume by simply adding onto their meal.
In conclusion, dried green bananas are a great addition to any dog's diet, offering numerous health benefits and serving as a tasty, natural supplement. They are low in fat and calories, support a healthy gut, and are easy to digest.