How much psyllium should I give my dog?
The dose and precise particular amount of psyllium that you add to your dog’s diet will all depend on its size, weight, and severity of the condition it is experiencing.
Our new Bold by Nature+ Slippery Elm with Prebiotics comes with a scooper so you can dish out the perfect dose with each meal. Need help figuring out how much to add to your dog’s diet? No problem! Feel free to use the following safe dosage guide to find the ideal amount for your pet.
Bold by Nature+ Slippery Elm with Prebiotics dosage guide for dogs
- 10 pounds or less = 1/2 scoop
- 20 to 40 pounds = 1 scoop
- 40 to 60 = 2 scoops
- 60 to 80 pounds = 3 scoops
- 80 pounds or more = 4 scoops or more
Remember, it’s always important to speak to your holistic veterinarian before dishing out any pet supplements. Most dogs will be okay with having these introduced into their diets, but it doesn’t hurt to get a professional opinion first!
How do I add psyllium to my dog’s food?
Believe it or not, adding psyllium to your dog’s dish is easy! Just open your container of Bold by Nature+ Slippery Elm with Prebiotics, choose your desired dosage, and mix it with equal parts warm water. From there, you can add it to your dog’s food so they can enjoy it instantly.
Always make sure to talk to your holistic veterinarian before giving your dog any sort of supplement. Although you do not need a veterinarian’s prescription to get psyllium husk, it is still important to ensure it is okay to add to your dog’s food.
Don’t forget the water!
When it’s that time of day to give your dog psyllium, it is also very important to provide them with an optimal amount of water to go with their meal.
Ready for a quick science lesson? When psyllium and water connect, the psyllium swells up and begins to move waste and toxins through the intestines. Through this process, your dog needs to keep their h20 levels up, so it’s important for you as a pet owner to make sure they drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated.
If your dog has free access to water it’s still possible for them to experience loose stool, even if psyllium has been introduced to their diet. If they don’t have enough access to water, it can begin causing side effects like constipation.
The raw connection between diet and hydration.
Did you know that dogs who are on a dry kibble diet often don’t drink water with their meals and in addition, are lacking a strong thirst drive? Since dogs that take psyllium need to keep their water levels up, this is where it could be worthwhile switching to a raw diet.
Our Bold by Nature raw recipes all contain high moisture content which promotes a higher water intake in every bite. This means you’ll have one happy, healthy, and hydrated pup on your hands.