A healthy gut equals a healthy gog

A healthy gut equals a healthy gog

A healthy gut is critical to your dog’s health. From years of research and medical studies, we know that you can’t truly be healthy while your gut is imbalanced. Just as you need a healthy gut, so does your pet!

You, your dog, and every other mammal on this planet have trillions of bacteria living in their gut. The gut (your dogs included) is made up of the colon, small intestine and stomach and is so crucial to mental and physical well-being.  

The gut’s microflora prevents infection, toxins, bacteria and chemicals from entering the system. So when your dog eats something they shouldn’t, a strong, healthy gut can prevent them from getting sick. Different health conditions or diets lacking in gut-healthy ingredients can create an imbalance of gut bacteria or digestive issues that adversely affect your dog's health.

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Furthermore, if your dog has taken antibiotics, switched foods, is stressed, has a poor diet or recently received a vaccination, it can disrupt their gut health. With Northern Cascades Gut Defend, you can help keep your dog healthy by giving them all the gut-enhancing ingredients they need to have a healthy gut. Gut Defend’s combination of natural ingredients will prevent unwanted invaders, strengthen gut microflora, and balance the good and bad bacteria found in your pet’s gut. The following 11 ingredients are proven to increase gut function and health.


Kelp, a type of seaweed, is a phenomenal source of minerals like zinc, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium and iron, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, and E. Kelp powder has many positive effects, including healthy weight loss and enhancing thyroid function. This ingredient can help your dog maintain a healthy weight while better metabolizing food and nutrients.


This amino acid increases immune cell activity, which soothes intestinal issues, and prevents inflammation and infection. When you provide your dog with a supplement containing L-Glutamine, you can increase nutrient absorption, heal the gut lining and enhance digestive function. Although it can be acquired from common foods like beef and liver, in Gut Defend, it is already in the active amino acid form and can therefore provide these positive effects faster.

N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine

N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine will protect your dog’s stomach lining and intestines. The gut health-enhancing benefits are so significant that it is used to treat digestive issues in both humans and pets. Studies have found that it is an effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) because it reduces intestinal inflammation and creates a protective barrier that prevents harmful bacteria from entering the intestinal epithelium. 


Marshmallow Root Powder 

Research has found the marshmallow root soothes gut irritation as well as inflammation of the digestive tract. Mucilage, the medicinal element of marshmallow root, contains antioxidants that form a coating over the digestive tract, which helps with irritation and prevents ulcers.

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Slippery Elm Bark Powder

Native to Ontario, Canada and the Eastern United States, the slippery elm has a long history of medicinal use. It is considered demulcent, meaning it soothes the stomach lining and intestines. Studies have found that it can relieve constipation and reduce gut irritation.

Fulvic and Humic

Fulvic and Humic provide your dog with the minerals, fatty acids and probiotics needed to maintain gut health. The nutrients found in this ingredient improve digestion, reduce gas and constipation and promote proper metabolic function and intestinal health.

Organic Ginger Root

You know when your dog isn’t feeling well and is nauseaous. You can ease this with Gut Defend’s organic ginger root powder. It has anti-inflammatory properties to improve digestion and can soothe an upset stomach and nausea.

Dandelion Root 

Dandelion root is full of vitamins and minerals that can improve your dog’s health. It also contains Inulin, a fibre found to increase bone health by enhancing digestion and gut-healthy bacteria. Some studies have found that it can also improve appetite and relieve constipation.


Pumpkin is excellent for dogs. Rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, pumpkin powder will provide your pet with plenty of health benefits. As a powder, it is considered a prebiotic booster, meaning it will enhance the effects of probiotics. If your dog is suffering from diarrhea or constipation, pumpkin powder can help.

Soil-based Probiotics

Probiotics provide your dog with the good bacteria needed to fight off the bad bacteria. It maintains microbiome balance and has a multitude of health benefits. Probiotics can also prevent and treat diarrhea, digestive disorders, and constipation. Our probiotic blend of Pediococcus acidilactis, Bacillus coagulans, and Bacillus Subtilis is perfect for pets who have a gurgly stomach or runny stools. These powerful probiotics will soothe a distressed gut.

If your dog struggles with digestive issues, you know how stressful it can be for them and you. 

Whether it’s chronic fluctuance, diarrhea, a rumbling tummy, or constipation – it can affect their quality of life and negatively affect their health.

We use top-quality ingredients from the purest sources. With Northern Cascades Gut Defend, you can strengthen your dog’s gut health and have a happier pet! After all, a healthy gut equals a healthy dog.