Helpful supplements for acid reflux in dogs
Aside from a raw, species-appropriate diet, there are other natural remedies and supplements that aid dogs in recovering from acid reflux. Here are a few we recommend:
Probiotics enhance the good bacteria in the gut, allowing it to heal and restore itself. They create a balanced environment, which then stimulates healthy gut activity, decreasing the occurrence of acid reflux in dogs. We recommend soil based Kiki Body Biotics to start with.
Apple cider vinegar
ACV is a natural, highly acidic superfood that helps to balance the pH in the gut and restore normal function. It increases the acidity level in dogs’ stomachs to where it should be naturally, helping to reduce the occurrence of acid reflux. It can be given daily in food or water, and the guideline amount is at ½ teaspoon per 10 kg of body weight, but you may need to experiment a little to get the desired result . Start with a quarter dose and work up to the desired amount, and the raw unpasteurised form is the most beneficial.
Digestive enzymes are naturally occurring in dogs, though additional support can be helpful for certain health conditions; specifically those pertaining to digestion . They aid dogs in absorbing and utilising nutrients more efficiently, and can be very useful in relieving acid reflux. We highly recommend ‘Adored Beast Healthy Gut’.
Certain herbs are very soothing for acid reflux in dogs. They act as natural antacids thanks to their high content of mucilage; a thick, gelatinous substance that soothes and calms the tissues of the digestive tract, including the oesophagus. Some helpful options are slippery elm, marshmallow root, liquorice, and ginger.
ProDog’s Digest supplement
Our Digest supplement acts as a natural digestion conditioner: it’s expertly formulated to soothe the gut lining, promote healthy bacteria, and restore balance to the gut. Its ingredients include marshmallow root, psyllium husk, sea kelp, and several other whole food, gut-friendly nutrients to relieve dogs of various tummy troubles, including acid reflux.
Chamomile tea is a universal remedy for upset stomachs, and can also be helpful in providing dogs relief from acid reflux. Simply brew the tea as normal, allow it to cool, and spoon a little over your dog’s meals for a calming, soothing effect.