It is common knowledge that a strong immune system is the best protection against disease. That’s the case for us humans and for our four-legged companions too. Our dogs are constantly exposed to germs, bacteria and viruses. They are curious creatures and sometimes eat something on a walk that causes gastrointestinal problems later on. In the best-case scenario, nothing happens because the body's own defence system registers and combats the harmful germs. But many times our dogs react with diarrhoea, vomiting, lethargy or loss of appetite if something doesn't agree with them or if an infection is plaguing the stomach. If the symptoms persist for more than 24 hours, it is always advisable to consult a vet. Especially puppies, older or sick dogs often have a weakened immune system and have a harder time fighting these types of attackers. However, we can actively support the immune system of our pets. Even in healthy dogs, it can be beneficial to strengthen the immune system to prevent disease.
The gastrointestinal tract and the immune system of our dogs are closely linked, since around 80% of the body's own immune cells are located here and antibodies are formed in the intestine. If the stomach and consequently the intestines are weakened, the entire immune system is impacted. So it is clear: the intestines are of primary importance when it comes to overall health. The intestines can only perform their various tasks if the intestinal flora is balanced. Not only antibiotics and the like, but also annoying parasites such as worms can upset the delicate balance in a dog's intestines. The healing power of natural herbs such as yarrow, rhubarb root, centaury, wormwood and lovage in Dr.Clauder's intestinal worm tablets can help in a natural way. This can change the flora in the intestine so that endoparasites do not get comfortable there and settle easily. Yeast also supports the metabolism due to its digestive properties. The tablets are particularly suitable for use after deworming.
In addition to some other factors, such as an unbalanced diet or lack of exercise or sleep, stress has a negative effect on the immune system of our furry friends. The list of stress factors for dogs is long – whether a move, a female in the neighbourhood in heat or an argument in the family. If our four-legged friends are exposed to ongoing stress, this can upset the gastrointestinal tract and weaken the immune system. Dogs that are prone to nervous conditions can be supported naturally by Dr.Clauder's Active Gastrointestinal Emulsion or the gastrointestinal tablets. Both products use the natural power of chamomile and hops and can thus have a calming effect on the stomach and intestines. The Intestinal Active Gastrointestinal Emulsion can support healthy intestinal flora and reduce gas with fructo-oligosaccharides and yucca shidigera. The juniper berries contained in the tablets can also have an antispasmodic and digestive effect.
The fact that the right food plays a major role when it comes to the health of our dogs is nothing new. Also with regard to the body's immune system, dog owners should always rely on high-quality food that provides our four-legged friends with everything they need. Not all substances that are required for the complex tasks of the immune system (e.g. many unsaturated fatty acids) can be produced by the body itself. These components have to be consumed. The natural herbal power and unsaturated fatty acids in Dr.Clauder's Intestinal Herbal Oil can optimise feed conversion accordingly and thus strengthen the immune system. The intestinal herbal oil is a blend of harmoniously combined natural herbs that are infused into a fatty acid complex of seven different natural oils with an optimal complex of active ingredients and yeast-derived beta-glucans. When added daily to the food, it can help to better absorb important nutrients. With the help of nature this can result in more vitality, immunity, zest for life and resilience.