Frequently Asked Questions
What is Profauna 100?
Profauna 100 is the only high-count probiotic that also delivers prebiotics to support your pet's healthy digestive tract. The 8 strains of bacteria in the Profauna proprietary formula deliver 100 billion probiotic bacteria (or CFU [Colony-Forming-Units]) AND 250 mg of inulin (prebiotics) per 1 gram providing both abundance and diversity of bacterial strains important for supporting the microbiome of your dog or cat.
What types of prebiotics are used in Profauna Pet Probiotics and why?
We sourced organic inulin from US grown Jerusalem artichokes. A great source of fiber and "food" for the probiotic bacteria. Inulin has been scientifically proven to be one of the best sources of energy (food) for digestive microorganisms. There are 250 mg of prebiotics per dose (or 1 g serving)
What types of bacteria are used in Profauna Pet Probiotics and why?
The 8 strains of bacteria selected for Profauna were chosen for their performance in clinical trials and species-specific research, their ability to resist low pH (in the stomach), and their adherence properties. Making it all the way through the GI tract is important to support a pet’s gut health. The 8 strains of bacteria (and all ingredients) in Profauna are sourced in the USA and include: Enterococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Biﬁdobacteria animalis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus casei, and Biﬁdobacterium biﬁdum.
Are there any cautions, warnings or side-effects I should be aware of?
No. There are no known side-effects.
What’s the best way to give Profauna 100 to my pet?
Just add 1 scoop of powder to your pets wet or dry food. That's it! We recommend you put Profauna 100 on top of your pet's food to help protect the bacteria through the GI tract.
Can my pet take more than one scoop per day?
Yes. Generally 1 scoop or 1 gram of powder is enough for your pet (often referred to as a dosage by pet parents). However, different sized animals and the issue causing the problem you are trying to improve may require a higher daily intake than one scoop per day. For example, if your dog has started to tolerate Profauna 100 (meaning his stools are looser again) you may need to increase the dose of Profauna 100. It is best to consult with your veterinarian for daily doses based on weight taken from clinical trial data.