Supplement Tip – Psyllium Husk Added to Dog Food
Just a helpful tip for dog owners, and a supplement I use in my dog’s food:
Psyllium husk is a ground husk that can be added to food and is helpful in several ways. Ground psyllium is a prebiotic that is very high in soluble fiber, and it forms a gel when it comes into contact with water. The gel can help slow the digestion process, and so slow down the absorption of sugars, which can be helpful for glycemic control and the prevention of diabetes. It also absorbs toxins, reduces cholesterol, and mainly, it makes stools very consistent, have less of an odor, and leave very little residue. I highly recommend trying it out, regardless of whether your dog has diarrhea, or regular stools. I add a spoonful or so to most of my dog’s meals with water.
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Thanks so much for this information! I’ve been doing the same thing for several weeks now, because I could not find unflavored, unsweetened Metamucil (as suggested by my vet). I always have Now brand psyllium husk on hand so decided to use it instead, and have had great results with both of my Shih-tzus!