Standard Process Canine Enteric Support | Optimized Digestion For Dogs

By Dr. Candy Akers

A dog's digestive system can go out of balance for a lot of reasons. And its critical to maintain good digestion for optimal health.

This is a review based on my professional and personal experience using it in dog patients. I have found it helpful after a pup goes through a long period of poor digestion.

* Also note- this product is totally safe to give to cats as well

The following information is a summary and review based on Dr. Candy’s professional experience and recommendations. Any summary or statement has not been provided nor influenced by the manufacturer.

Dr. Candy And Other Holistic Veterinarians Use Canine Enteric Support For: 

  • Gassiness / flatulence occurring longer than 1 week in dogs 1 - 9 years of age or 2 weeks in dogs older than 10 years of age
  • Obstruction / foreign body surgical removal 
  • Chronic constipation 
  • Observation of undigested food in stool
  • Coprophagy (eating poop)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Leaky Gut
  • Food allergies
  • Administration of steroids
  • Long Courses of antibiotics 
  • Food changes like the transition to raw
  • Intermittent events of diarrhea or constipation 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Healing after significant GI parasite load
  • Gastric reflux or administration of antacids 
  • “Trash can” gut

Canine Enteric Support Benefits

  • Significantly reduce gassiness / flatulence
  • Can decrease food allergies
  • Smaller stool deposits
  • Improve digestion
  • Reduces the work-load on the pancreas
  • Balances intestinal motility
  • Regulate stomach acidity
  • Detox potential toxins and intestinal residues
  • Outstanding source of complete vitamins the way nature intended
  • Easier to absorb natural forms of vitamins and mineralsWhole foods provide complete vitamin complexes
  • Added protection against URI / kennel cough
  • Better prevention of cancer and autoimmune disease
  • Quick resolution of UTIs
  • An abundant source of critical vitamins (like A and C)
  • Protection against pathogens during stressful events
  • Clear sparkling eyes
  • Outstanding source of complete vitamins the way nature intended
  • Easier to absorb natural forms of vitamins and minerals

Dr. Candy's Pro-Tip: Conditions such as coprophagy (eating poop), eating dirt and grass and eating other weird things like sticks, bark, mulch, and rocks can be an external sign of digestive dysfunction. Optimizing digestion and enteric health can help almost any disease condition.

More About Canine Enteric System Support

A healthy digestive tract is critical to overall health and well-being. In addition to breakdown and absorption of nutrients, digestive health can also have a significant impact on other body systems (immune system, liver, bone marrow, or adrenal glands).

Canine Enteric Support contains a variety of functional foods, both plant and animal, that "feed" the various components of the digestive system to:

  • Provide general digestive system support*
  • Support the ability of intestinal cells to function, regenerate, and respond to daily metabolic and immune challenges*

Indications for Use: 

  • General enteric support
  • Patients with increased metabolic demand
  • Hepatic patients in need of additional enteric support

How to Administer

Dose Schedule:Based on body weight, the canine patient should receive the canine formula powder according to the following recommendations, or as otherwise directed.


Special Information:

A 1/8 tsp scoop is included with the small canine powder bottles, and a 1/2 tsp scoop is included with the large canine powder bottles.

Since these supplements are made from super foods, they are very "rich". This allows us to use small doses, but sometimes when adding a brand new savory food pets can experience a soft stool for 12-24 hours. This situation balances itself but I have found that using a gradual taper greatly reduces the chance of loose stool.

 Caution:This product is processed in a facility that manufactures other products containing soy, milk, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.

Please consult the actual product label for the most accurate product information.

Nutrients & Ingredients: Porcine stomach, L-glutamine, porcine duodenum, porcine jejunum, defatted wheat (germ), bovine liver, veal bone PMG™ extract, organic dried alfalfa (aerial parts) juice, bovine parotid PMG™ extract, bovine kidney, nutritional yeast, bovine liver PMG™ extract, bovine spleen, ovine spleen, bovine adrenal PMG™ extract, organic dried pea (vine) juice, bovine pancreas Cytosol™ extract, carrot (root), oat flour, organic reishi mushroom powder, organic shiitake mushroom powder, bovine orchic extract, rice (bran), bovine pancreas PMG™ extract, purified bovine bile salts, Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides), licorice (root), wheat (germ) oil, organic dried swiss chard (beet leaf) juice, organic beet (root), calcium glycerophosphate, chlorophyll extract, bovine parathyroid, and bovine pituitary PMG™ extract.

Guaranteed Analysis:  Phosphorus (min) 1 mg / 1/8 tsp., Sodium (max) 4 mg / 1/8 tsp., Riboflavin (min) 7 mcg / 1/8 tsp., Niacin (min) 50 mcg / 1/8 tsp.


What our patients say:

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This was prescribed by a homeopathic vet to help alleviate symptoms associated with my dog's gastritis. This supplement and a raw diet along with Vitamin C powder have helped tremendously. She throws up occasionally now (once or twice every 2-3 months) whereas before she was vomiting multiple times per week.

Nancy J.

Nancy J.

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My fantastic 4 yo Lab mix has had chronic diarrhea/soft stools since I rescued her 2 1/2 yrs ago. This product combined with a dailey dose of Tylan powder controls about 90% of her symptoms. She is as happy and active as a normal dog. If you have a dog with similar symptoms, please discuss this product with your vet.

Sheila K.

Sheila K.

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My 14 year old papillion girl has a chronic digestive problem with colistridium colitis sometimes resulting in vomiting blood and bloody diarrhea. When I'm consistent administering enteric support along with a good probiotic she has solid stools, a great appetite and is a happy pappy. There's nothing I wouldn't do for my girl. This product was recommended by my holistic vet and I'll use it always.

Paula M.

Paula M.

Verified : Yes

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Good results from using this product. Had a dog that would get intermittent diarrhea, with no apparent cause, stress or otherwise. This product has stopped all - haven't had a loose stool in over 6 months, not once, The nice thing is, also, that once her GI tract was healthy, I was able to discontinue use. I believe that is what these products are designed for.

Linda M.

Linda M.

Verified : Yes

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My dog has numerous allergies, so I can not use many of the standard supplements, but she does well on this one. Dog has a sensitive stomach, so we give her this (as well as Standard Process Canine Whole Body Support) and her system stays in balance and she looks great.

Esther S.

Esther S.

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Questions & Answers

What are the side effects of Canine Enteric Support?

Since these nutritional supplements are made from food, there is little to no risk of side effects. The only side effect I’ve ever seen is diarrhea if the pet gets a gigantic dose. For example, if a pet eats a whole bottle. If I had a dollar for every time one of my pets ate a whole bottle, I’d have a pretty full piggy bank. Since pets love these products so much, we recommend keeping them in a cabinet or someplace that your pet cannot get to.

How much Canine Enteric Support should my dog take?
  • 1-10 lbs 1/8 teaspoon once per day
  • 11-20 lbs 1/8 teaspoon twice per day
  • 21-40 lbs ¼ teaspoon twice per day
  • 41-60 lbs ½ teaspoon twice per day
  • 61-80 lbs ¾ teaspoon twice per day
  • > 80 lbs 1 teaspoon twice per day
Where to buy Standard Process Canine Enteric Support?
  • You can buy this supplement from our product page right HERE.
  • No exam, consult or doctor approval is required.
  • Dr. Candy Akers is a Standard Process Premier Practitioner and has an authorized healthcare provider account. We are authorized online sellers and provide high quality customer support.
  • Additionally, we recommend purchasing Standard Process supplements from an authorized healthcare practitioner account, because these products are shipped directly from Standard Process. This ensures your products are fresh and have been stored at the correct temperature. Products stored in warehouses of 3rd party retailers may not preserve the bio-active health supporting factors of these supplements.
Where do your supplements ship from?

All of our supplements are shipped out directly from the Standard Process headquarters.

This ensures your products are fresh and have been stored at the correct temperature. (Products stored in warehouses of 3rd party retailers may not preserve the bio-active health supporting factors of these supplements.)

Does Canine Enteric Support expire?
  • Yes all of our supplements come with an expiration date stamped on them. 
  • We do not sell expired or short-dated products. Most products come with at least a 12-18 month use by date.
  • You should store your products in a safe place where it is dark and cool. Keep all health supplements out of the reach of children and pets.
How long does it take for Canine Enteric Support to work?

This depends on your initial health status and the condition being supplemented. In the case of acute illness, you may see changes within 24-48 hours. Most commonly, these changes or improvements are very subtle. In cases of complex or chronic conditions, most people see a significant improvement in 4 weeks.

How fast do you ship your orders?

Orders placed before noon on a business day are shipped the same day.

All other orders are shipped the next business day.
All orders are shipped 2-Day UPS.

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Dr. Candy Akers

About the Author

Holistic Veterinarian, Veterinary Clinic Owner, Veterinary Medical Supervisory Board Leader, Certified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist, and Author Dr. Candy completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Delaware and graduated veterinary school in 2009 from Oklahoma State University. In high school, she was drawn to wildlife rehabilitation. Wildlife rehab gave her unparalleled experience in animal healing in a field that has limited resources and a wide variety of conditions to treat. Before vet school, Dr. Akers spent two years working full time providing oil spill response for wildlife all over the country. Since graduating with her Degree of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2009, Dr. Candy has specialized in companion animal nutrition. Extensive education in nutrition has made her a firm believer in species specific-biologically appropriate diets. One of her passions is educating pet parents about the natural alternatives that actually work. She brings the best of holistic health and conventional medicine together in a unique approach to pet health. This approach is often applied to chronic diseases, allergies, and autoimmune conditions. She started her own veterinary practice 9 years ago in Colorado. Overall, she has dedicated her entire life to improving the health and happiness of animals everywhere.