One for the doggy first aid kit! Psyllium is a natural fibre supplement and a prebiotic that has been shown to be beneficial for numerous health conditions in dogs.
This bulk-forming laxative is used to absorb toxins and to relieve constipation, gas, and diarrhea in both pets and people. When mixed together with water, it swells and sticks together allowing for easy elimination of waste products and toxins.
Because psyllium is so effective in treating both constipation and diarrhea in pets, it has become a popular go-to natural remedy and supplement. Psyllium has great cleansing ability and is beneficial in gently removing toxins and waste from the body. Psyllium is thought to slow intestinal transit in both pets and people because it increases bulk of all intestinal contents. Psyllium:
- Increases stool size
- Relieves constipation
- Treats diarrhea
- May lower blood sugar levels
- Improves gut health in pets and people
- Helps with weight loss
- May lower cholesterol
When psyllium and water interact, the psyllium swells up and helps to moves waste and toxins through the intestines. Psyllium is not absorbed through the intestine, and takes from 12 to 72 –hours to have an effect.
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Mix 1/4 to 1 tsp. psyllium seeds with a cup of water and mix together with your pet food. It is best to start off with smaller doses and slowly work your way up. In this way, you’ll find the right dosage for your pet.