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Using Probiotics in Your Pets?

You have decided to use probiotics to support your dog (or cat’s) digestive or immune system with probiotics.

When choosing a probiotic to support the dog’s microbiome, especially in cases of digestive distress, it’s important to use a high-count, multi-strain army of “good” bacteria to help tilt the balance in favor of good bacteria. Remember, there are millions of other microorganisms in a dog’s gut already, so a higher number of good bacteria is essential to supporting the gut-immune barrier by promoting a healthy gut lining, supporting healthy bowels, better digestion, and increasing the population of healthy bacteria following microbial imbalance.

The word “pro-biotic” literally means “for-life,” and probiotics perform better when they are live microorganisms (bacteria and yeasts) and are administered in adequate amounts (to a dog), conferring a health benefit to that animal.  Probiotics for dogs should state the CFU count (colony forming units) that represents the number of viable (living) bacteria in a serving, and can range from 1 million all the way to 100 billion CFU per dose or serving.  

So, in a dog’s gut already containing trillions of microbes, what can help increase the population of a healthy gut following an imbalance?  A high-count, multi-strain (variety of types of bacteria) probiotic of course! 

While the research supporting high-count probiotic successes in humans, is far more robust than for animals, research has found that supplementation with large numbers of a combination of probiotic strains helps maximize intestinal colonization which promotes the growth of good microorganisms (including bacteria). 

When your dog’s digestive system is compromised, you’d probably want to know that multi-billions of probiotic bacteria are working hard to help restore balance and order. High-count probiotic therapy works to influence GI immune health in ways lower-count probiotics may not. 

When using a canine probiotic to support the dog’s microbiome, especially in cases of digestive distress, it’s important to use a high-count, multi-strain army of “good” bacteria to help tilt the balance in favor of good bacteria.  Remember, there are millions of other microorganisms in a dog’s gut already, so a higher dose of beneficial bacteria is essential to strengthening the gut-immune barrier by promoting a healthy gut mucosa, supporting healthy bowel function, supporting digestion, and increasing the population of healthy bacteria following microbial imbalance.

At Ocnean products believe in leveraging the power of the animal microbiome to develop next-generation products in animal health supplements. 

We created  Profauna 100 a high-count pet probiotic with prebiotics for multiple digestive issues and microbiome support delivering 100 billion live bacteria per serving for cases of digestive distress in dogs and cats.

 

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