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Colon rehabilitation in dogs – improving the quality of life for your dog

Everything revolves around the intestines. Whether your dog is big or small, young or old – the intestine is a vital organ for the health of your dog. It is the first point of contact when defending against pathogenic factors, such as in the case of diarrhoea. The intestine plays a large part in the function of the of the immune system due to the large number of lymph cells it contains. The intestinal mucosa consists of an unimaginably large number of bacteria. However, this intestinal flora is only able to ward off pathogens and parasites when it is in a healthy state. Good healthy food will build up and restore the intestinal flora.

Does your dog suffer from metabolic problems, allergies, autoimmune diseases, and hyperacidity? Or could it be prone to infections? An obvious reason could be an imbalance of the intestinal microorganisms. Long-term stress in homeless animals, insecurities, aggression, unhealthy or inadequate food often result in damage to the intestinal mucosa. Synthetic substances in poor-quality food, chemical worming cures, drugs and antibiotics are also possible triggers that cause this imbalance. In order to regain a healthy balance, intestinal rehabilitation makes a valuable contribution for the animals health and increases its quality of life.

  • Natural intestinal rehabilitation in healthy dogs is useful after the following situations:
  • vaccinations
  • antibiotics
  • cortisone
  • intestinal flora-damaging drugs
  • Giardia
  • chemical worming
  • all gastrointestinal complaints

Purification is the first step to cleansing the instestines

Feeding Ceolife will help protect the body’s metabolism from the stresses of processing food and from harmful substances from the environment. The volcanic mineral rock zeolite binds some of the energy-consuming pollutants or metabolic end products e.g., histamine and ammonium, and heavy metals such as lead or mercury. It also frees the dog’s intestines from drug residues, pathogenic bacteria and viruses before they get into the bloodstream. Canis Extra Ceolife® is 100% natural, micro mineralised powder, this acts like a magnet in the gastrointestinal tract attracting the harmful substances thus relieving the metabolism. Ceolife cannot be absorbed, it only remains in the animal’s body for 24 hours and is then excreted within the faeces.

Canis Extra Ceolife® supplies the animal’s body with vital nutrients such as silicon, calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. Thanks to its microporous shape, it can remove pollutants absorbing them like a sponge. With increasing environmental pollution, natural relief and cleansing from the inside is very important. Silicon is the second most abundant element on earth after oxygen and regulates (among other things) the electrolyte balance. Electrolyte balance is the basis of all bioelectrical processes in the body. The absorption of nutrients can also be improved by removing pollutants that block the docking points (receptors) in the body for the absorption of minerals. Zeolite is also helpful in removing excess histamine, which can alleviate allergy symptoms. Through this detoxification, the development of chronic diseases and allergies can be prevented at an early stage. By improving the defence performance, the self-healing system is positively influenced. Detoxification is the first step to successful intestinal rehabilitation.

Colon rehabilitation for dogs with allergies

In an impaired state, the microflora of the intestine will need support to restore the balance between its own microbes and those of others. If the balance is disturbed over a long period of time, allergic skin reactions and hypersensitivity to grasses and pollen can occur (allergies have their origin in disturbed intestinal flora). Allergies weaken the intestinal flora and thus reduces the dog’s quality of life, therefore intestinal rehabilitation is strongly recommended.

A species-appropriate, natural diet is the basis to bring back a healthy balance in the intestinal flora. In some cases, it is necessary to feed good intestinal bacteria in the form of a natural supplementary feed over a period of weeks to months. Canis Extra Petflora is suitable for this, as it maintains the dog’s intestinal balance with lactobacilli, vitamins and minerals as well as beta-glucans which helps support the immune system.

How lactic acid contributes to a healthy intestinal lining

The fermentation of lactobacilli produces a natural lactic acid (pH 3.0). This improves the bioavailability of the nutrients, promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria and supports the natural gastrointestinal function. It’s goal is to aid regular digestion, a functioning immune system and a stimulated metabolism. Lactic acid improves cell regulation, acts against pathogenic bacteria in the dog’s intestinal flora and prevents infections by activating the body’s own defences. The lactic acid bacteria temporarily colonises in the intestine, they settle on the surface of the intestinal mucosa, so that the binding sites can no longer be used by pathogenic microorganisms. The lactic acid bacteria do not become part of the body’s own microflora but can assert themselves again and again, through targeted, repeated additional feeding.

Intestinal rehabilitation for renewed strength through Mineralmoor

Rich, natural moor such as Canis Extra Mineralmoor has proven itself to support the gastrointestinal tract. It has a positive effect on soothing irritated mucous membranes and also provides a variety of healthy minerals. It is also known as black water or black gold. It is naturally created through a biological degradation process over thousands of years and contains a cocktail of vital substances from over 350 different elements. it contains a wealth of plants, herbs, seeds, leaves and other organic substances. This unique composition of the moor stimulates the dog’s metabolism, provides healthy natural minerals and ensures an upswing of the intestinal flora, thus contributing to a better usability of the food consumed.

A natural “bog” cure can only be as rich as its natural source. The ingredients, quality and consistency always depend on the location, the vegetation and the prevailing environmental conditions. Our rich Canis Extra Mineralmoor comes from Leopoldskron in Salzburg (approved according to the SBG. Heilvorkommen- & Kurortgesetz 1997) and is considered to be one of the highest quality moors in all of Europe.

Our Canis Extra Mineralmoor has a positive effect on the digestive and immune system. It has excellent results in rearing, fertility disorders, and pregnancy problems. It helps with regaining appetite and ensures a shiny coat and healthy skin. The variety of nutrients stimulates the mineral balance, and the well-known dirt-eating of dogs can successfully be stopped (more information on the subject of dirt-eating in dogs can be found here in our advisory article “My dog eats faeces – what can I do“).

Canis Extra Mineralmoor is suitable for every breed and every age and is usually accepted without any problems. As a health-promoting aid, Mineralmoor can be used in various diets. Our team of experts are happy to help with individual inquiries.

Naturavetal Tip

For dogs that drink little liquid during the day, simply mix 5-10 ml of Canis Extra Mineralmoor into the drinking water. Many dogs can be motivated to drink, and they also consume valuable minerals. Even if Canis Extra Mineralmoor is fed with a meal, 5-10ml of it can also be mixed with the water – this does not change the feeding recommendation. Dogs that attract attention by eating dirt or excrement will benefit by feeding Canis Extra Mineralmoor for several days.

Additional support for allergy sufferers

With allergic reactions, the animal organism releases a substance called histamine as a defence, which leads to itching, reddening and other symptoms. Allergic-inflammatory reactions also result in increased oxidative stress in the tissue. Allergic dogs often have a clear deficiency in zinc, magnesium, calcium, vitamins B6 and B12 and C. Chronic deficits, in turn, exacerbate allergic reactions. For itchy, irritated skin, ears and eyes, Canis Extra VitAllergan, with its high content of zinc and vitamin C, can make a positive contribution to restoring the health of allergy sufferers. It also contains the minerals calcium, magnesium and other valuable, natural ingredients. Supplying this effective combination of trace elements and vitamins, (very low concentration found in the blood of allergic dogs) increases the dog’s resistance to the allergy season.

Naturavetal Tip

If your dog is allergic to pollen or grass, it is best to feed Canis Extra VitAllergan® 2-4 weeks before the season to support the immune system.

Natural food is the basis for successful intestinal rehabilitation

Intestinal rehabilitation is always useful when dealing with all allergies, infections, gastrointestinal complaints, after antibiotic therapy, chemical worming, after malnutrition and especially when switching to species-appropriate food or BARF.

However, intestinal rehabilitation only makes sense if the dog is given natural food without synthetic additives, because synthetic substances from food, medicines, wormer cures or antibiotics can have an unfavourable effect on the “good” intestinal bacteria and, in the worst case, even displace them.

In addition to the natural and species appropriate Canis Plus® dog food, lots of fresh air, exercise, good housing ventilation and regular rest periods, round off a successful intestinal rehabilitation programme.

We are happy to provide you with comprehensive advice on the appropriate nutrition for your dog. You can reach us Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm on 020 8531 7804 or by email:

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