What Are Probiotics?
June 29th, 2012
Probiotics are friendly bacteria that can help to aid digestion.
Taken from the Greek word “probios” which means “for life”. The gut contains billions of bacteria both good and bad and whilst both are needed for the normal functioning of the gut, it is essential that the balance between good and bad is properly maintained.
If the balance is wrong and there are too many bad bacteria they will destroy the good bacteria and upset the dog’s digestive system. The bad bacteria will then breakdown the food in such a way that the body cannot digest it properly; the gut will then produce toxic by-products which in turn, can produce unpleasant breath, smelly gas, loose motions and even diarrhoea. The dog’s condition will then deteriorate which will often be shown by poor skin and coat condition and a lack of energy.
Probiotics are good bacteria which have the opposite effect and can help to reduce flatulence, produce firmer stools and can even decrease the size of the stools simply because the body takes more of the nutrient out of the food and therefore you end up with less waste.
This can help to improve the dog’s condition and appearance as well as optimising activity levels and maintain and support the overall wellbeing of your dog.
We recommend feeding the treats every day for at least 2 weeks to see a difference and then continue to feed every day to maintain the improvement.