A scientifically formulated gut supplement that contains a proprietary blend of BIO-K9™ prebiotics, paraprobiotics and fermented postbiotics and food grade ingredients.
“I wouldn’t call it a “health issue”, but Frank was slightly underweight at the start of the trial. Not overly noticeable, but since being on Digestive K9TM it has sorted that out and he has put on a healthy amount of weight.
His ‘Poop production’ increased, that was really noticeable. A great sign of some really good gut health! he really seemed to enjoy it in all of his food.
Naturally we started off with small doses to ease them into it, and started to notice changes after about 4 weeks.
Easy to use & the dogs liked it!”
— Reece Conley, Dog Owner
All of these problems can be related to poor gut health.
Probiotics, prebiotics and digestive health are buzz words in the health space right now. And although they are mentioned repeatedly in the media, what you may not realise is that a good quality digestive health supplement: a) Can benefit pets too, and b) Can help solve all kinds of issues, from stress and anxiety, to dull coat, and itchy skin, to stinky stools and smelly farts!
Poseidon Canine – part of Poseidon Animal Health – created Digestive K9. After welcoming a new puppy Oscar into her family's lives last year, Linda decided the time was right to create a gut health supplement for her other furry four-legged friends. Working with a highly-skilled team – including a holistic veterinarian, canine nutritionist/naturopath, and a microbiologist – Poseidon Canine formulated their first product: Digestive K9. ‘Our Poseidon Equine horse gut health supplements have been hugely successful, and now we are bringing to the market the best doggy digestive supplement ever created!’
Poseidon Animal Health – the Australian start-up behind Poseidon Equine (creators of Australia’s fastest-selling horse gut health supplements) – is the company behind this groundbreaking new gut health product for dogs. The family-owned business has already made a name for itself as the leading horse gut health company, trusted by the experts.
Linda Goldspink-Lord, founder of Poseidon Equine, was inspired to create the company’s first gut health product for horses after she’d experienced the importance of the gut in healing her own health. ‘I hit rock bottom with my own health and then lost my daughter and mother within a few years. But after researching the power of the gut on influencing our emotional regulation and brain, I took a proactive approach to gut health and turned my life around. I then started looking into the possibilities of gut health for healing and helping horses, and Poseidon Equine was born.’
After welcoming a new puppy Oscar into her family's lives last year, Linda decided the time was right to create a gut health supplement for her other furry four-legged friends. Working with a highly-skilled team – including a holistic veterinarian, canine nutritionist/naturopath, and a microbiologist – Poseidon Canine formulated their first product: Digestive K9.
‘Oscar started on some of the ingredients in Digestive K9 when he was only a few months old. The results were amazing. He has grown into this calm, happy dog who copes with anything life throws at him. He has been completely different to any other dog I have ever owned. His level of joy and happiness is amazing to watch and I put it all down to his amazingly healthy gut.’
The feedback from the Digestive K9 trial participants has also been overwhelmingly positive – with many reporting their dogs are more relaxed, less stressed, less anxious, with better skin and coat condition and better sleep patterns. The power of the gut in impacting overall health and wellbeing is truly amazing.
‘We’re so excited about this new product for dogs and the potential it has to make a positive impact on the lives of dogs all around Australia.’ says Linda.
Your dog’s gut houses 70% of their immune system! It also absorbs and digests food and nutrients, removes waste, and houses trillions of microbiota. These oodles of gut bacteria directly impact behaviour, appearance and overall health. (Who knew we were controlled by bacteria?! Bit freaky isn’t it!)
Just like with people, stress, medication, diet and lifestyle affect gut health – and the microbial balance. When the microbiome is out of whack, the rest of the system becomes compromised. Food isn’t as well digested, nutrients can’t be delivered to all the tissues, toxic compounds end up in the bloodstream, and the body’s overall health suffers.
Processed foods, chemicals, pollutants, and sources of anxiety and stress all affect your dog’s gut health. Without any support, there is nothing to restore and support the correct balance.
If you have a stressed-out dog, you may have tried every remedy under the sun to help support them. Dog trainers, anxiety wraps, pheromone sprays, anti-bark collars, essential oils, even medication. But I am guessing you haven’t thought to try improving your dogs gut bacteria!
As strange as it sounds, the bacteria that live in your dog’s gut can affect their mood and behaviour.
The gut communicates with the brain via a bi-directional highway. We call this pathway the gut-brain axis.
Bacteria in the gut make chemicals that transmit to the brain via this highway. The chemical messages that land can have a big impact. Whether the effects are positive or negative depends on which bacteria are in the gut. Different bacteria make different chemicals - some calming, some triggering.
Certain gut bacteria are present in higher levels in aggressive or anxious dogs. Manipulating the microbiome can reduce anxious behaviours and cortisol (stress hormone) levels! We can positively impact our dogs’ moods and behaviours by restoring gut balance.
Dogs with severe behavioural challenges should visit their vet. Restoring gut balance will no doubt have a positive impact. And may be helpful in managing your pet’s anxiety or aggression.
If your dog has any of these issues, talk to your vet to rule out any underlying diseases whilst addressing their gut health.
Digestive K9 comes in a powder (with dog-approved deliciousness) that is added daily and mixed through your dog’s food.
It’s been created using naturally-sourced ingredients, and evidence-based research to help all stages of your dog’s digestion.
Your dog’s gut health is affected by everything from processed foods, to parasites, to pollutants, to lifestyle stress and anxiety. Giving them strong foundations through good gut health is more important than ever. Best you start today!
Digestive K9 should be introduced slowly into your dog’s diet, as adding it too quickly may cause digestive upsets and abrupt changes in taste can turn dogs off their food. We recommend starting your dog on a small pinch of the powder sprinkled over and mixed into their food. Increase this to the recommended dosage rate for your dog’s size gradually over at least a two week (14 day) period, for example:
If you notice any negative changes or your dog doesn’t seem to be enjoying their dinner as much, decrease the amount and build up even more slowly. Most dogs love Digestive K9 but it is a new taste and texture for them to get used to and also has lots of new things for their tummies to get used to as well!
Digestive K9 is a green powder.
The best dog diet is a raw, whole food diet that contains human food-grade fresh ingredients, is low in carbohydrates and high in quality protein. But even if you are not raw feeding yet, don’t let that stop you. You can get started with Digestive K9 health added to your dog’s usual diet straight away.
We have experts we can put you in touch with for more information on how to feed your dog.
Digestive K9 is naturally-sourced and evidence-based. Unlike many other supplements and foods on the market, Digestive K9:
The naturally sourced ingredients support gut health and balance. Digestive K9 works to:
You’ll know our product is working when you start to notice these things:
|Dog Type (Weight)||Feed Rate||150g Bag||350g Bag|
|0 - 4kg||0.25 scoop||126 days||296 days|
|5 - 14kg||0.5 scoop||53 days||147 days|
|15 - 29kg||1 scoop||32 days||74 days|
|30 - 44kg||1.5 scoops||21days||49 days|
|45kg+||2 scoops||16 days||37 days|
Note: 1 scoop is the equivalent of 4.75 grams (roughly 1 teaspoon)
You can and we definitely recommend that you do!
Our doggy friends tell us Digestive K9 tastes pretty great. We recommend mixing it through their regular food while they get used to the flavour. It’s easier to mix Digestive K9 into raw/wet foods than into dry food. If feeding dry, moisten it first with a little water and sprinkle the powder on top.
If you’re having trouble feeding your dog Digestive K9, get in touch and one of our experts can talk you through how to get them used to the new taste.
You can safely stop using it if and when you choose, but keep in mind that without the gut support, pre-existing issues may reoccur.
Our uniquely developed special proprietary pre, para and postbiotic is the first of its kind, to provide powerful gut support.
A form of blue green algae, it’s a powerful antioxidant and is very high in a variety of digestive-friendly nutrients.
An age-old remedy for upset tummies, it has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, nausea-reducing and anti-flatulence benefits.
A delicious addition which contains a group of naturally-occurring enzymes to break down protein, and also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities.
To relieve mucous membrane irritation, and help with pancreatic insufficiency. Oat straw also has beneficial effects on the nervous system.
Green-lipped Mussels are an excellent source of glucosamine and chondroitin (to promote healthy joints), as well as Omega 3 fatty acids.
For amino acids and to support the nervous system.
To stabilise your dog’s gut flora, while increasing resistance to invasion by external micro-organisms.
A prebiotic fibre that protects the intestinal wall and helps control diarrhoea and digestive upset.
To support intestinal microbial populations and reduce the impact of diet and stress on the intestinal bacteria.
A naturally occurring digestive enzyme that breaks down proteins to reduce bloating, constipation and improve digestion.
Protects the intestinal cell wall from bacteria and viruses, and can reduce digestive upset.
We’ve included two prebiotics in Digestive K9. The first is derived from fermented yeast, and the second is our proprietary pre, para and postbiotic which has been developed especially for this product. Both are safe and approved for canine consumption.
Digestive K9 uses a probiotic concentrate of 50 billion cfu/g to start our fermentation. However, the cfu/g count is not the main focus of Digestive K9. Through the fermentation of ingredients rich in prebiotics, our canine specific probiotic starter culture produces postbiotics, and this unique product contains a holistic blend of prebiotics, postbiotics and Lactobacillus cells harvested from the fermentation.
We have scoured the world to find the best quality ingredients to formulate Digestive K9, which includes Europe and New Zealand. The organic liver has been sourced from Australian beef.
Yes, absolutely you can feed a joint supplement in conjunction with Digestive K9. Be sure to read the ingredients list though, as you may find many of the ingredients listed on your joint supplement may also be in our product (eg. Green-Lipped Mussel is a common ingredient in joint supplements). Though Digestive K9 is primarily aimed at promoting good digestion and gut health, the active ingredients in it can have a whole range of other benefits, so you might not need to continue with additional supplements.
No. We have designed Digestive K9 to be specifically suited to dogs as our specially formulated fermented ingredient is derived from canine bacteria. All other ingredients included are safe to feed to cats, however, it is because of this specific ingredient that we would recommend against feeding it to your cat.
Yes, yes, yes and YES! Gut health is so incredibly important, and getting your puppy’s digestive system working well right from the start will set him/her on a great path for a healthy life. Healthy parents (especially bitches) make for healthy, happy pups and supporting breeding dogs' health is of vital importance. However, it is never too late to start improving gut health, so older dogs can also benefit. We always recommend consulting with your veterinarian if you are unsure.
A dog being overweight or underweight is largely due to an inappropriate diet/ration and/or lack of (or too much) exercise. We recommend having your dog’s diet and exercise routine checked by a veterinarian or dog nutritionist if you have any concerns.
Yes,absolutely, in fact; we recommend it! Gut health is widely known to increase performance and therefore may have some significant benefits to your racing dog.
No, Digestive K9 does not contain any swabbable ingredients.
Though Digestive K9 and Digestive EQ are both aimed at promoting and improving digestive health, they have very different ingredients and modes of action. After all, horses and dogs have vastly different digestive systems and require completely different foods. We do not recommend feeding either to the other.
Though Digestive K9 is a very safe product, we recommend contacting your veterinarian if your dog is on medication to ensure it will not have any negative effects.
For dogs with existing conditions or who are on medication, we recommend consulting with your veterinarian before starting a new supplement. This includes, for example, dogs who:
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Our uniquely developed and most powerful blend yet.
A proprietary fermented mix of Prebiotic, Paraprobiotic and Postbiotic goodness.
Spirulina is a powerful antioxidant that’s high in
digestive-friendly vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Great for good gut health, ginger has anti-inflammatory,
antimicrobial and anti-flatulence benefits.
Pineapples contain a group of naturally-occurring enzymes that
break down protein, reduce bloating, constipation and improve digestion.
Relieving mucous membrane irritation,
Oatstraw is great for the canine nervous system.
A powerful amino-acid, Glutamine boosts immune cell activity
in the gut and soothes intestinal tissues.
A natural boost to promote good gut health, Larch protects the gut wall
and helps control diarrhoea and tummy upsets.
A vitamin-rich protein that’s a doggy delicacy, Australian Organic Beef Liver Powder
assists in boosting skin health, energy and calming the nervous system.
A rich source of Omega 3, Green Lipped Mussels are packed with
anti-inflammatory properties to support your dog’s digestive system.
Digestive K9 comes in a powder (with dog-approved deliciousness) that is added daily and mixed through your dog’s food. It’s been created using naturally-sourced ingredients, and evidence-based research to help all stages of your dog’s digestion.
Digestive K9 is super easy-to-use but with any changes in a dog's diet, we recommend to add it in gradually.
New supplements and food should always be introduced slowly into your dog’s diet, as adding these new elements too quickly may cause digestive upsets. We recommend starting your dog on a small pinch of the Digestive K9 powder sprinkled over and mixed into their food, continue to increase this over time until your reach the recommended dosage rate for your dog’s size.
This is what gradual introduction looks like over a two week (14 day) period
Days 1 - 3: start with a small pinch, increase to 1/4 of the recommended daily dosage
Days 4 - 7: increase to 1/2 of the recommended daily dosage
Days 8 - 11: increase to 3/4 of the recommended daily dosage
Days 12 - 14: increase to the full recommended daily dosage
TIP: If you notice that your dog doesn’t seem to be enjoying their dinner as much when you're introducing the Digestive K9 powder, decrease the amount and increase the introduction period from 2 weeks to 4 weeks until you see a positive change. Most dogs will absolutely love Digestive K9, but it's a new taste and texture for them to get used to and sometimes their tummies need a little extra time to adjust!
What do I feed with Digestive K9?
The best dog diet is a raw, whole food diet that contains human food-grade fresh ingredients, and one that is low in carbohydrates and high in quality protein. Even if you're not raw feeding your dog yet, that's okay too! You can start adding Digestive K9 to your dog’s with their usual diet straight away.
How much Digestive K9 should I feed my dog and how long does a bag last?
Here's our handy feed rate, this will help you understand how much to buy and add to your dog's diet;