"My dog gets random diarrhea."
"My dog takes forever to poop."
"My dog's poop is hard to pick up."
It's time to get real. As pet parents, we know that our pups aren't always as regular as we'd like them to be (cue the embarrassing moments at the dog park). Whether your dog suffers from constipation or loose stool, it can be something you learn to accept. Well, we're here to tell you that you (and your dog) shouldn't have to put up with that anymore.
Your dog's irregular poop is a sign that something in their system is out of whack. If your pup is stressed, they may get diarrhea. If they ate something funky on the trail, they could be paying for it in the middle of the night.
But what about the constant day-to-day issues? If you're feeling like you've tried everything, it might be time to reevaluate your dog's diet.
Many dogs have sensitivities or allergies to certain foods, even those that are commonly found your average ingredient list. "Food allergies occur when an animal’s immune system misidentifies a protein from a food as an invader rather than a food item and mounts an immune response," say the veterinary experts at Tufts. "The end result of this response can be itchy skin or ear and skin infections in some pets, while it may cause vomiting or diarrhea in others."
A 2016 study found that animal protein allergies (i.e., allergies to meat and dairy products) were much more common in dogs than grain or other plant food allergies. "What surprises many pet owners is that grains are actually uncommon causes of food allergies – most pets are allergic to animal proteins," says the Tufts clinical nutrition team.
What does this mean for your pup?
If you haven't explored your dog's diet to resolve their GI issues, it might be time to do so. Exposure to allergens over time not only causes uncomfortable symptoms for your dog, but leaves them in a constant state of inflammation (which can lead to other health issues).
Dogs are individuals and can react to virtually any food under the sun, but starting with a complete and balanced plant-based diet removes many of the top allergen culprits. Foods like v-dog are even free of top plant food allergens like wheat, corn, and soy.
These dogs found relief (finally!) on a plant-based diet.
"I tried out v-dog to see if Casper's stools would actually remain consistent. After a few days, his poo hardened up so no more random diarrhea!" - Amanda
Tilly & Maggie
"I have noticed a DRASTIC difference since my dogs been on v-dog. They love it! And they poop so much more frequently and with ease now! (must be a relief - LOL)" - Jessica
"Roosevelt used to suffer from chronic diarrhea. We were at the vet's office every 3-4 months because of the diarrhea and because his anal glands weren't being naturally expressed by firm poops. Since switching to v-dog about a year ago he has not had diarrhea or a trip to the vet." - Laureen
"Ikin is vibrant, healthy and happy on v-dog. Her coat is softer and her stool went from soupy to well-formed. And she loves it!" - Diane
"Our 1 yr old Pittie, Maya, started having diarrhea from her usual chicken dog food. Decided to try her on lamb. Lamb caused her to get hives and itch like crazy! My daughter came across v-dog and we decided to give it a try. I've never seen her this crazy about her food! No hives, no diarrhea, no gas, no itching, regular and consistent poop and it doesn't stink nearly as bad as when she was eating meat protein." - Kristi
"We have tried all the top dog food brands but Bessie still had chronic diarrhea. I finally talked to my wife about v-dog. Just after 2 days of being on the food all diarrhea has stopped, she is putting weight on again, and she has so much more energy." - Nicholas
"Since starting on v-dog food, Nikita's GI problems have disappeared! No more gas, bloating, or angry bouts of diarrhea...She's a brand new dog!!" - Ariella
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V-dog has been helping dogs with digestive issues and allergy symptoms since 2005. With 100% plant-based nutrition, our kibble and treats are healthy and sustainable -- plus, dogs LOVE the taste! If your pup suffers from chronic symptoms or sensitivities, a vegan diet might just be the answer. Learn more about the healing powers of v-dog below!