Why does my dog need probiotics?

Why Does My Dog Need Probiotics?

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Good bacteria is important for a healthy gut. But did you know that ‘friendly bacteria’ also supports the immune system, the brain, digestion, and the assimilation of nutrients in the body? Probiotic supplements contain healthy bacteria that boost your dogs immune system to help fight infection as well as reduce inflammation.

Here’s how probiotics boost your dogs health:

Immune System

80% of a dog’s immune system is based in the gut. Probiotics help to reduce inflammation throughout the body, lowering the risk of chronic disease.

Digestion

Probiotics support digestion by encouraging the body to properly process vitamins, minerals and important nutrients.

Brain

The gut contains nerve cells which produce neuropeptides and neurotransmitters – required for the correct functioning of the brain. A healthy gut = a healthy brain.

Probiotics Need Prebiotics

Prebiotics feed probiotics. So, ensuring your dog eats prebiotic foods will help probiotics to do their job. Consider adding some of the following human foods to your dog’s diet; they are dog-friendly and a good source of prebiotics. If your dog isn’t used to eating these foods, make sure to introduce them gradually, so as to avoid digestive upset.

  • Apples (The apple skin is fine for your dog, but the pips naturally contain cyanide, so ensure you remove these before sharing your snack)
  • Bananas
  • Mushrooms
  • Green leafy veggies

Pooch & Mutt Bionic BioticWhen Should I Give My Dog Probiotics?

In a Pooch friendly formula, you can give your dog probiotics every day! Pooch & Mutt’s Bionic Biotic natural health supplement contains active ingredients that help promote digestive health, solid stools and immunity. With beneficial nutrients including omega-3s, vitamins C and E, zinc, selenium and the essential amino acid methionine, Bionic Biotic boosts levels of ‘friendly bacteria’ in the gut, encouraging the digestive system to work at its best.