Probiotics for Dogs
Probiotics aren’t just for people. In fact, probiotics are just as important in helping your dog’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract work properly as it is for us.
How Do I Know If My Dog’s Digestive Tract is Working Properly?
There are four essential functions of the GI tract, which include:
- Taking in food
- Breaking down the food through digestion
- Absorbing nutrients
- Eliminating waste
If your pooch’s digestive tract is not in balance, you may notice loose or poorly formed stools. Causes for GI disturbance in dogs can range from parasites to improper diet.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics have been a known entity since the 1900s, but, recently, scientists have learned more about their benefits. There are hundreds of strains of probiotics, some of which are especially helpful for canines. These strains include:
- Bifidobacterium lactis
- Bifidobacterium longum
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Lactobacillus casei
- Bacillus subtilis
What do probiotics do, exactly? Probiotics for dogs help balance the good bacteria in your dog’s gut. If the gut is unhealthy, it can result in digestive issues and even illness. Various strains support different gastrointestinal functions ranging from digesting food to supporting your dog’s immune system and fighting against illness, which plays a part in helping your four-legged friend live a healthy, active life.
Can Dogs Use Human Probiotics?
Like dogs, probiotics can help support digestive health in humans. While both people and pooches can benefit from probiotics, they shouldn’t use the same batch. Humans and canines have different biological needs, which means that probiotics tested for humans aren’t necessarily right for your dog, and vice versa. As a result, make sure your furry friend only gets probiotics that were made with him in mind.
Nutritional Support for Digestive Health and Immune Function
BreakThru Biotics Daily Probiotic Food Enhancer is a great tasting, proactive way to give your dog probiotics. This easy-to-use, natural spray has 12 strains of active probiotics to support digestive health and immune function. Just spray on your dogs' food daily. You'll see them lick the bowl clean and absolutely love the taste!BreakThru Biotics® Probiotic Food Spray