"How You Can Help Keep Your Pet's Digestive and Immune System Happy and Healthy"
by Dr. Mercola
Total probiotics formula benefits your pet with 14 beneficial bacterial strains
When it comes to the health of your pets – especially keeping their sensitive digestive systems happy and working well – there is one option that is finally receiving the recognition it deserves. It's a solution that provides the gastrointestinal relief and daily support your cats and dogs need to help maintain their active lifestyle. And, it's a healthy choice that gives you the peace of mind you deserve because you know you're taking the best care of your animals as possible. But, getting here hasn't been easy...
The Answer to Your Pet's Bowel Health That Many Traditional Vets Don't Recognize
It's a fact: Bowel health is one of the top 10 reasons owners bring their pets to the vet for healthcare.
I see cats and dogs with less-than-optimal bowel health every day. But, it doesn't have to be this way....
You see, for years, holistic veterinarians like me have argued that supplementing their diet with probiotics is an essential way to help maintain and promote your pet's optimal gastrointestinal health.
With a healthy GI system, your pet can potentially:
Achieve peak strength, fitness and vigor
Maximize optimum health and wellbeing no matter what stage of life they're in
Fully enjoy a rich life of companionship with you
Supporting your pet's gastrointestinal health is a key factor in helping to make sure your pet is living the best life possible. But traditional vets have long taken a very condescending view of probiotics. Mainstream vets claimed that pet probiotics were "ineffective," a "waste of money," and that if taken "they don't even pass through the gastric acids in your pet's stomach." This kind of thinking may very well have contributed to the fact that bowel health still remains one of the top concerns voiced by customers today.
Thankfully, recent studies by traditional veterinarians themselves are supporting what I and my fellow holistic vets have known all along...
Probiotics Are the Beneficial Healthy Good Bacteria Your Cats and Dogs Need
In the past two years, exciting new research indicates that a complete pet probiotic can promote:
Overall gastrointestinal maintenance and health
Faster promotion of gut health
Defense from emotional and physiological stressors
Support for pets in less-than-optimal health, such as runts, and shelter animals
How do probiotics do all this wonderful stuff? Let me take a moment to explain the power of probiotics. The term probiotics originates from the Greek word that means "for life." When ingested, these living microorganisms replenish the microflora in your pet's intestinal tract. This results in the promotion of a number of health-enhancing functions, including enhanced digestive function. But, why does your pet need these "health-enhancing functions?"
The answer is stress.
Just like humans, your pet encounters emotional and physiological stresses everyday – and every one of these stresses can potentially affect their GI tract. You see, as the largest immune barrier in their body, the gastrointestinal track bears the brunt of these stresses. Everything from eating sticks and grass, to dietary changes experienced when being boarded or even just you being gone for the day can rock the delicate balance of good bacteria... which opens the door to less-than-optimal health. Add to that poor diet choices of highly processed pet foods as well as a stressor-filled environment and you can quickly understand why protecting your pet's immune system, healthy digestion, and overall good health is so important.
Your Pet's Digestive and Immune Systems Want Your Help
With so many challenges to your pet's health and wellbeing – a daily assault – it's no wonder bowel health questions are among the most common questions we get at the clinic.
But you can help...
You can help your pet's gastrointestinal tract by supplementing their diet with probiotics that flood their system with beneficial bacteria.
You can assist their digestion and nutrient absorption and boost their overall health with a powerful blend of the correct beneficial bacteria strains.
The research is suggesting that probiotic therapy is effective, safe, and a real way to promote total gastrointestinal health.
And, that's exactly why traditional veterinarians are finally agreeing that probiotics are beneficial for your pets.
But, as a result, the marketplace has been saturated with pet probiotics. This can make finding the right probiotic a real challenge.