Why probiotics are beneficial to your dog’s health

Why probiotics are beneficial to your dog’s health

These days everyone seems to rave about the health benefits of probiotics. Ever wondered what the hype is all about? 

We explain the advantages and why your dog may benefit from the introduction of probiotics to its diet.

Probiotics are beneficial to dogs because they introduce and promote a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in their digestive system. This balance, often referred to as the microbiome, plays a crucial role in maintaining proper digestion and overall well-being. Probiotics can help:

1. **Digestive Health:** Probiotics support the breakdown of food and nutrient absorption, preventing issues like diarrhea or constipation.

2. **Immune System Support:** A significant portion of a dog's immune system resides in the gut. Probiotics contribute to a robust immune response, helping the body defend against harmful pathogens.

3. **Reducing Bad Bacteria:** Probiotics compete with harmful bacteria for space and nutrients in the digestive tract, helping to crowd out potential pathogens.

4. **Managing Stress and Dietary Changes:** Dogs may experience stress or dietary changes that disrupt their digestive balance. Probiotics can aid in restoring equilibrium during such periods.

5. **Allergy and Skin Conditions:** Evidence suggests that a healthy gut microbiome may positively impact skin health and potentially reduce allergic reactions in dogs.

Our Dog Essentials probiotics also contain probiotics and digestive enzymes. They contain 6 billion CFU and include no fillers. They are powerful and potent only requiring a small amount on top of each meal or incorporated into home-made treats. 

if your dogs are from any of the issues above, probiotics might be worth a try. 

As of any supplement, it is important to consult with a veterinarian to ensure it aligns with their specific needs and health conditions. 

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