7 Reasons Your Dog Needs Probiotics
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Probiotics are the "good bacteria" that support your dog's gut, immune system, skin and overall wellbeing - they're found in their billions in the lining of their gut.
Now to begin with, you may not know that your dog’s gastrointestinal (or digestive) tract is actually the largest immune organ in their body.
However, for a healthy immune system, it’s important to maintain a healthy level of ‘good bacteria’ in order to aid digestion. So why should you introduce daily probiotics into your dog's diet?
Many different factors can disrupt that important balance and possibly lead to other health problems.
Probiotics help your dog to maintain a healthy level of ‘friendly’ bacteria in the gut and to discourage the increase of possible ‘unfriendly’ or ‘pathogenic’ bacteria.
Your dog’s digestive tract is designed to cope with the bacterial load from their food. But studies have shown that dogs who do not have those friendly bacteria, or who have a poor balance of good and bad gut bacteria, are at an increased risk of developing digestive other health problems from allergies to autoimmune disease.
If physical or emotional stresses upset that bacterial balance, it can lead to nutritional problems such as poor nutrient absorption and occasional or even chronic diarrhoea.
Dysbiosis – ‘leaky gut syndrome’ can be another issue; and could allow partially digested amino acids and allergens into the blood stream.
Hopefully you can see just how important probiotics are for our dogs' health, and how an unhealthy gut can be caused for several reasons, meaning there's a high chance your dog really does need probiotics!
If you found this helpful, check out our other blogs on how to support your dog's gut health each day.
We know that some dogs can be fussy eaters which is why we have created two different products that contain both prebiotics and probiotics to help your pooches tummy and overall health.
Super Tummy Daily Chews are an alternative for those dogs who prefer to have something quick to snack on or for those busy owners looking for a handy dog treat that also does great things for your dog's digestion. What's even better is that these chews are now completely plant based and even though they are still a yummy chicken and bacon flavour they contain no meat!