Yes! Probiotic supplements are a great way to keep your dog’s and cat’s gut healthy and functioning normally.
The gastrointestinal tract plays a huge role in every dog’s and cat’s overall health. Research shows that nearly 70 percent of your immune system is in your digestive tract. The good bacteria that inhabit your gut help defend your body from infections and support the immune system. If your pet has frequent GI upset, such as diarrhea, flatulence or constipation, their immune system may be compromised. Low amounts of beneficial bacteria can lead to more infections, inflammation, and even autoimmune disorders.
Let's dive a little deeper to find out how to keep the GI tract healthy, what probiotics are, how they can benefit GI health, and most importantly; benefits they can provide for your fur babies.
Synbiotics are a mixture of probiotics (good gut bacteria) and prebiotics (non-digestible fiber that help grow the good bacteria) that work together to create a synergistic relationship in the gut. The prebiotics feed the probiotics to help them survive in the intestines and promote gut health and a stronger immune system.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that support a healthy digestive system and lead to improved gut health and immune system function.
Probiotics may be found naturally in foods such as yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut or may also be taken as a supplement.
Probiotics are unique microorganisms that survive food processing as well as the acid in the stomach. They are non-pathogenic organisms - in simpler terms, they are good and don’t cause disease. Probiotics establish themselves as part of a community of beneficial microorganisms within the gut, also known as the gut flora or microbiome.
You probably have also heard the term prebiotic talked about regarding the digestive system health. Both probiotics and prebiotics play an important role in gut health but in very different ways.
Prebiotics are sources of fiber and other nutrients that the probiotics use as a food source. These food sources are generally carbohydrates that can not be broken down by an animal's digestive system.
Prebiotic sources come from eating fibrous fruits and vegetables or may be taken as a supplement.
Prebiotics are unique fiber sources that resist breakdown by stomach acid and fermented to stimulate the growth of gut microflora.
Your pet’s gut microflora is responsible for many functions including:
Digestive issues, obesity, allergies, depressed mood can all occur when the gut flora are out of balance. Probiotics act to initiate, enhance, or restore the gut flora and their functions.
When looking to add a probiotic to your dog’s or cat’s diet, look for these on the label to make sure it is a high quality product:
Start supporting your dog’s digestive system with probiotics now!
At Fera Pet Organics, we’re committed to using only the most natural high-quality ingredients to keep your furry family members healthy and happy for as long as possible.
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