3 Must-reads on National Cat & Dog Gut Health Awareness Day

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3 articles on maintaining gut health in pets, plus its importance to overall wellness

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According to the State of the Gut 2022 report,1 43% of cats and 56% of dogs suffer from digestive issues and 31% of cats and 42% of dogs suffer from skin issues each year. Because of this prevalence, along with National Cat & Dog Gut Health Awareness Day, we have featured 3 articles to help you provide the best care to patients experiecing these conditions.

From the importance of the skin-gut connection to using integrative methods to address gut health—there's something for everyone. Happy reading!

  1. Making the skin and gut connection: Meghan K Solc, DVM, DACVD, outlines how being informed of a pet’s gastrointestinal health can be beneficial for dermatologists and offered related tips.
  2. An integrative approach to maintaining a healthy gut: Robert Silver, DVM, MS, highlights integrative approaches to gastroenterology that can enhance and maintain the gut’s barrier function and improve overall patient health.
  3. Diagnosing food reactions in canine and feline patients: Jennifer Aniya, DVM, DACVD, shares insight on appropriately recognizing patients suffering from adverse food reactions.

Reference

State of the Gut 2022. Animal Biome. 2022. Accessed September 21, 2022. https://stateofthegut.com

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