There’s been some recent publicity about the danger of using dog leads ‘improperly’ – if that’s possible! From an initial reading of the headline, I was also a chuckling sceptic.
Probiotics for dogs, good bacteria, really?
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live microorganisms that can help boost the good bacteria in your gut and aid with digestion. Probiotics are generally beneficial for people with digestion issues, and for individuals suffering from conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease. As well as being helpful for humans, probiotics can also be great for dogs.
Probiotics are completely safe for dogs as they contain natural ingredients. If your dog is suffering from GI tract disorders, chronic diarrhoea or constipation, then probiotics can help alleviate your dog’s symptoms. By enhancing the immune system, helping the intestines absorb nutrients, and reducing the chances of obesity and liver disease, probiotics can be a great supplement for your dog. They can also improve the appearance of your dog’s coat, as well as aid with bad breath, gas, and certain allergies.
In addition to this, probiotics have been shown to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, like Salmonella and E. coli. They can also prevent urinary tract infections, regulate your dog’s bowels, and improve the condition of its stools.
There is a huge range of probiotics on the market. This can make it difficult to pick a brand that will work effectively for your dog. Although you may be able to find probiotics that can be used for both humans and dogs, it is a good idea to purchase one made specifically for dogs. Chembiotics is a great choice. It contains four strains of good bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lb. Casei, Lb. Rhamnosus, and Lb. Plantarum. It also contains additional digestive enzymes. To promote healthy digestion, it is important to use a probiotic with different cultural strains. You to your dog daily. They can be fed whole or opened and sprinkled over your dog’s food. The probiotics by Chembiotics are chicken flavoured, which helps disguise the taste of the capsule. This can be good for dogs who are fussy eaters.
Probiotics are a supplement to your dog’s diet, and as always, good nutrition, exercise, and regular health check-ups are vital for maintaining your dog’s well-being.