After a worming cure, antibiotic treatment or a gastrointestinal infection, intestinal cleansing is very helpful for dogs. Annimally Colon Vital is the ideal restorative treatment for your pet's intestinal flora.
- COLON VITAL: Colon Vital contains the most important ingredients to restore your dog's intestines after an infection or treatment with medication.
- HIGH VALUE CONTENTS: Colon Vital contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium, various prebiotics, bentonite, algal calcium, wheat starch and carob meal.
- LESS IS MORE: As many ingredients as necessary, as little as possible - this motto guides us in all our food supplements.
- SCIENTIFICALLY BASED: We have developed our Colon Vital together with experienced veterinarians and scientists and had it analysed in an independent laboratory: so that you can be sure that what is written on it is in it.
- MADE IN GERMANY: Short delivery times are good for the environment. That is why we only produce in Germany.
Intestinal sanitation dog
Worming, antibiotic therapy, gastro-intestinal infections or even an infestation with Giardia - everyday life in dogs. All these factors attack the intestinal mucosa and the good probiotics naturally contained in the intestine immensely. Therefore, regular intestinal rebuilding cures are very useful to restore intestinal health.
As with us humans, a healthy intestine is crucial for general health. Because: An intact intestinal flora is essential for a good immune system. So if you want to prevent your dog from getting the next one after an infection, you should do something for his intestinal health from time to time.
Prebiotics plus probiotics equal good intestinal flora
Our Colon Vital contains several billion healthy, living intestinal bacteria, the so-called Enterococcus faecium. However, these important probiotics can only be successfully "fed" to the intestines with the help of high-quality prebiotics.
In order for the probiotics to really multiply and do everything necessary for a healthy dog intestine, prebiotics are also needed. The Colon Vital also contains dextrose, maltose, sweet whey, lactose, yeast, inulin and yoghurt cultures.
Dog intestinal cleansing with effective contents
In addition, you will find bentonite in the Colon Vital, i.e. mineral earth, which serves to bind harmful substances and to channel them out of the body of your pelvic nose. Colon Vital Algae Lime also contains calcium, wheat starch to bind liquids and, thanks to carob meal, an important source of fibre and minerals.
How to feed Colon Vital
Immediately after a worming cure or an antibiosis, a two-week cure with the Colon Vital powder may be sufficient.
If your dog has problems with digestion or a weak immune system, we recommend that you give it for at least four weeks.
If your dog has a chronic intestinal disease, it should even be taken for two months.
Simply add one ½ measuring spoon (2 g) per 5 kg of weight to the food.
Composition of Colon Vital
We at Annimally pay special attention to high-quality ingredients. So you only get the best for your pet.
Dextrose, pregelatinised wheat starch, carbonated algal calcium, maltose sugar sodium chloride, by-products of food manufacture (yoghurt powder), yeasts and parts of yeasts (yeast product), chicory powder, locust bean grits, whey powder sweet, lactose powder, sodium caseinate
Additives per kg:
Intestinal flora stabilisers: 20,00 x10h9-KBE/kg Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 *(2), Emulsifiers: 15000,00 mg (E322) Lecithins, Binders: 25000,00 mg (E 558) Bentonite *(1), Flavouring: 500,00 mg Mixture of flavouring substances
*(1) Mixtures with additives belonging to the group "Antibiotics", "Growth promoters" and "Coccidiostats and other medicinal substances" are prohibited, except with monensin sodium, narasin, lasalocid sodium, flavophospholipol, salinomycin sodium and robenidine; *(2) 4b1705
Analytical components and contents:
4,50 % crude protein, 0,60 % crude fat, 2,50 % crude fibre, 28,70 % crude ash, 4,05 % sodium, 0,30 % lysine, 0,10 % methionine
Independently laboratory tested
Below you can download the laboratory analyses for the contained amount of the intestinal bacteria Enterococcus faecium.
Colon Vital notes
Keep the product out of the reach of small children. Please store in a dry place, protected from light and not above 25 °C.
Frequently asked questions
What to do if your dog has a stomach and intestinal infection?
Light foods can help, e.g. rice, chicken, low-fat curd cheese or cooked carrots. Camomile tea also helps to calm your dog's gastrointestinal tract. If vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain subside after two to three days, it is essential to consult a vet to find out the cause of the symptoms.
How long does a gastrointestinal infection last in a dog?
Mild stomach upset usually subsides within a few days after feeding a light diet. A gastro-intestinal infection needs to be cured for longer and often requires medication in addition to a light diet. As a rule, the dog is completely recovered within 8-10 days.
What should I do if the dog has a stomach bug?
Gastro-intestinal complaints should be taken seriously, but a visit to the vet is not immediately necessary. If the symptoms are mild, the dog should be treated gently and feeding should be adjusted accordingly. It is best to give the dog a light diet. It is also important that the dog drinks enough fluids. If the condition does not improve after two to three days, a vet should be consulted.
How long is the dog's bowel?
The length of a dog's intestine depends on its size. It is approximately seven times the length of its body length. Food that is ingested can therefore remain in the gut for up to 24 hours.
Bowel rehabilitation in dogs: Tips for a healthy intestinal flora
A functioning digestive system is crucial to a dog's health (this is of course also true for cats and even for us humans). The intestines play a particularly important role in this context.
Not only does it perform the main task of digesting the food we eat, it also plays a vital role in the digestive system. In addition, the dog's intestines are also an indispensable part of the immune system and must help keep it healthy, thus playing a vital role in keeping the body going. The following section explains why intestinal cleansing may be necessary in dogs in certain situations and how to proceed correctly.
Tasks of the dog intestine
Next to the skin, the intestine is the largest organ in the dog. Its task is to further utilise the food pulp from the stomach and filter micro- and macronutrients out of it. In addition, the dog's intestines play an important role in the defence against pathogens. The intestinal flora fights viruses and bacteria and ensures that these cannot cause any damage.
The intestinal flora consists of countless useful bacteria that ensure the functioning of the digestive tract. However, for various reasons, the dog's intestinal flora can become unbalanced and harmful bacteria can gain the upper hand.
This leads to many problems for the dog, such as diarrhoea and increased susceptibility to disease. In this case, intestinal rehabilitation can help to support the intestinal flora and counteract the symptoms.
When is an intestinal cleansing for dogs useful?
Problems with the intestinal flora can have various causes. For example, a bowel clean-up may be useful for dogs after illness, an infestation of giardia and worms, after a worming treatment or after the administration of antibiotics.
We recommend intestinal cleansing in dogs in the following situations:
- For gastrointestinal infections
- After the administration of antibiotics
- After an infestation with intestinal parasites
- After serious illness or surgery
- For high physical strain
- With excessive load
- For dogs with allergies
- For dogs with weakened immune system
- Consequences of a disturbed intestinal flora in dogs
- If your dog's intestinal flora is impaired and there are not enough beneficial intestinal bacteria left, this will lead to a range of health problems.
In dogs with chronic inflammation of the bowel
Your dog becomes more susceptible to infections. It also increases the risk of joint problems like osteoarthritis and diseases of the internal organs. For example, your dog may develop liver disease, pancreatitis or even kidney failure.
In addition, dogs with a disturbed intestinal flora are much more likely to suffer from skin problems and feed allergies and intolerances. Some quadrupeds even develop behavioural disorders over time.
As you can see, the possible consequences are by no means limited to obvious digestive problems such as diarrhoea or flatulence. You should therefore pay sufficient attention to your dog's intestinal health.
Timely bowel rehabilitation can help to significantly reduce the risk of all these health problems with your pelvic nose.
Here's how intestinal sanitation works for dogs
Countless bacteria live in a healthy intestine. In order to restore the intestinal flora that is out of balance, the dog's diet is particularly important.
Unfortunately, dog food often contains numerous ingredients that are harmful to the dog's intestines. These include various artificial additives and cereals. Over time, this leads to numerous complaints.
The right food for your dog's intestines
During the intestinal rehabilitation it is important that your dog receives a well-tolerated food. For this purpose we recommend a hypoallergenic dog food.
As a rule, a simple change of food is not sufficient to cleanse your dog's intestines. In order to provide additional support for the intestinal flora and counteract existing complaints, it is therefore often advisable to use suitable food supplements for dogs that offer support for the intestine and contain specific ingredients to support the intestine.
With Annimally Colon Vital we have developed a product that naturally promotes your dog's intestinal health and helps to reduce problems with the digestive system.
In addition to many billions of healthy intestinal bacteria (we mean the good intestinal bacteria Enterococcus Faecium), the powder contains selected ingredients such as chicory powder, carob meal, which are known for their positive effect on digestion and can ensure a healthy intestinal flora. Thanks to its special composition with healthy bacteria, the Darm-Wohl product is very easy to digest (after worming & antibiotics), so that you can use this food supplement without hesitation as part of the intestinal rehabilitation of your quadruped.
As you can see, the intestines are very important for the health and well-being of your dog. A disturbed intestinal flora is the starting point for numerous complaints and often leads to serious illnesses that can have a lasting effect on the life of your four-legged friend.
In order to avoid problems, an intestinal rehabilitation can be useful in certain situations. In addition to switching to an easily digestible dog food, we recommend supporting the health of your dog's intestines by giving him a food supplement.
How to stop dog diarrhoea
Your dog is a walking rubbish chute!
Dogs can eat anything they find by the wayside and drink dirty water full of germs ... and in most cases they are fine. The digestive system is amazingly resilient!
But every now and then the digestive system encounters something it can't cope with. And then your dog gets diarrhoea.
Whatever caused the diarrhoea, you'll want to stop it QUICKLY! And you'll probably want to avoid using drugs and chemicals that can damage his bowels even more.
Get to the bottom of the causes of thin stool, then you can take steps to stop it for good.
Is it small bowel or colon diarrhoea?
The next important question is where the "thin stool" comes from. You should know whether it is small or large bowel diarrhoea. Why is that important?
Well, because one of them is more serious...
If the cause of your pet's diarrhoea is in his colon, his bowel movements will be more frequent. He will have to poop with extreme urgency. So it is likely that he will have accidents at home.
These chairs are often half-formed with some mucus. You may see fresh bloodstains on the surface of the stool.
Small bowel diarrhoea
If the diarrhoea comes from the small intestine, his bowel movements will be less frequent. He will be able to control them better ... without the urgency.
But the hallmark of small bowel diarrhoea is that there is no obvious blood. This is because the blood is digested in the small intestine.
You might think small bowel diarrhoea is less severe... but it's actually more serious.
Your dog digests most of the nutrients in his small intestine. If he is inflamed, he cannot absorb nutrients. The food gets to the colon too quickly.
Why is there blood in the faeces?
Blood can be found in your dog's faeces in different ways:
Blood on the surface
This often looks frightening when you see it. It comes from the colon when the stool leaves the body. It is less bad than blood from the small bowel. It can also happen with otherwise normal stool.
Do not panic... but watch out for the bowel movement if it happens more often.
Black, tarry stools
These dark brown to black chairs look less scary ... So you may not notice that they are a problem. But black tarry stool means there's blood in it. They can be dangerous for your dog.
"strawberry milkshake" or "strawberry jam"
A strawberry milk shake looks like when the blood in the bowel movement is mixed and partially digested. The stool then looks as if red or pink strudel or spots have been mixed into the stool.
It is different from a "strawberry jam" appearance, which is a stronger pink or red. It can often mean a serious condition called HGE - haemorrhagic gastroenteritis.
These last two types of stool alert you to bleeding in the small bowel. This means that it is a severe inflammation ... and that it could be a serious condition. A veterinarian should be consulted for treatment.
Causes of diarrhoea
Diarrhoea and vomiting are the natural way to remove toxins.
Here are a few reasons why your animal family member's body needs to do this. Some of these are acute ... which means they come and go quickly. Others are chronic...
Causes can be:
- Bacterial or viral infection
- Inflammatory intestinal diseases
- Wrong diet
- Intolerances or allergies
- Stress ...
The good news is that there are natural solutions to stop dog diarrhoea.
Why antibiotics are not a good idea for dog diarrhoea
If your dog has an accelerated digestion, you don't need to panic immediately!
You can go to the vet, who will usually give antibiotics. It will stop the symptoms after a few doses.
The only problem is... that's all it does. It stops the symptoms without fixing the underlying problem. So the diarrhoea will come back. Antibiotics are not the best solution. They can do even more damage to your pet's bowel. And that damage can be permanent
Diarrhoea means "flow" ... from the Greek dia means through, and rhöe means to flow ... It is the body's way of getting rid of toxins.
The use of medication to suppress this natural flow will not cure the gastrointestinal tract of its discomfort in the long term.
This does not mean, however, that you should avoid going to the doctor. This is appropriate if the following situations occur in your pet:
- Inflated abdominal wall
- Repeated vomiting
- Has a large amount of blood in the stool
- Has eaten something dangerous like rat poison
Most acute episodes of diarrhoea last less than a day or two. And you can treat them at home.
Step 1: Fasting
Many dogs fast even when they have a stomach problem and refuse to eat. If your four-legged friend does, do not try to get him to eat.
If your dog doesn't want to give up food voluntarily anyway, it's a good idea not to feed him for 12 to 24 hours. This will calm his bowels.
Caution: for very small dogs or those that suffer from hypoglycaemia quickly, fasting may not be a good treatment and is therefore less suitable.
For very small dogs, start with a few teaspoons every few hours.
For large dogs, increase the amount and give ½ up to 1 cup.
After only 6 hours of water, you can start with some broth or small amounts of unseasoned food (see step 2). Bone broth is a nutritious option. It provides a hearty mix of nutrients, but it is easy on the stomach.
Gradually increase your food over the next 4 to 5 days.
Step 2: Feed unseasoned food
When you are able to feed the dog again, start with a light diet. This will protect his digestive system. And it can help prevent further diarrhoea.
Remember the last time you had a stomach flu or food poisoning. What did you want to eat? Probably also bland foods and chicken soup.
And the same goes for your dog. If he starts eating again, unseasoned food is the best way to prevent further stomach aches. And soup is a good start...
Feeding white rice and boiled chicken or minced beef may often be recommended. But starting with soup is a gentler way to ease the transition back to a normal diet without the added starch.
Calming soup for stomach problems
Place three to four chicken legs in 1.5 litres of water. Add chopped celery and carrot if you like.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 1½ for up to 2 hours.
Remove skin and bones and put the meat aside.
Strain the broth and boil 1 to 2 cups of chopped vegetables (such as carrot, celery, cauliflower) for 20 minutes.
Allow the stock to cool before serving.
You can offer only the stock at first or prepare small portions with meat, vegetable puree and stock. GIb, if possible, small portions (a few teaspoons for very small dogs and ½ cup for larger dogs) Wait 4 to 6 hours after these first meals to check for diarrhoea or vomiting.
Step 3: Get the bowel back into balance
Feeding your dog a prebiotic and probiotic helps to re-colonise your dog's intestines with healthy, good bacteria and prevent further illness. For a body full of health, on which "bad" bacteria and germs should no longer have any influence.
Research shows that probiotics strengthen the immune system to support the whole body. They also help to build and restore your dog's intestinal mucosa. When you feed these intestinal bacteria, they support your dog's mucous membrane barrier and help repair the intestinal cells.
The administration of a probiotic food supplement helps.
Note: Probiotics are not just for diarrhoea! They can be administered regularly to strengthen intestinal health and immune system. This is especially important if your dog needs to take antibiotics or after a worming programme. Just give the healthy intestinal bacteria at a different time than the antibiotic or worming treatments.
Probiotics can also be helpful in stressful times, such as during weaning, agility trials or when travelling.
Prebiotics are indigestible fibres that enter the colon. Once they are in the large intestine, they ferment and become short-chain fatty acids.
Prebiotics support your dog's colon and have a number of other benefits:
- Inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria
- Providing an energy source for colon cells
- Maintenance of the electrolyte and fluid balance
They keep your dog's intestines moving. When they are in the intestine, prebiotics promote and support a healthy bacterial digestive flora.
Always use prebiotics and probiotics together. Prebiotics feed the probiotics and make them more effective. Annimally Colon Vital contains the ideal combination for support.
A pure administration of prebiotics can cause them to feed harmful intestinal bacteria. Those that can cause diarrhoea. That is why it is important that a portion also contains probiotics.
Our preferred prebiotic sources are chicory root, yeasts and fast-acting simple sugars such as dextrose. Yoghurt cultures also work in an appropriate way.
Dog diarrhoea: When you should consult your vet
If dogs and cats are healthy and have a strong immune system, these natural solutions will be sufficient in a few days.
If your dog still shows signs of illness and diarrhoea after a few days, it's better to see a vet* to find out why.
If your dog's diarrhoea is becoming chronic (i.e. regular) and the signs are not getting any better, you should see a vet.
Your vet will carry out a stool test to rule out parasites. He/she can also arrange for a blood count to be checked to rule out any concerns about organ function. Further measures would be: X-ray or abdominal ultrasound to rule out foreign bodies and cancer or endoscopy to show the stomach and intestinal mucosa.
Fortunately, most cases of diarrhoea are harmless. With a little help from us humans, your dog can quickly get back into shape.