Did you know that in animals, bacteria are found just about everywhere: on all exposed external and internal surfaces of the body – the ears, nose, the eyes, skin, mouth, throat, and airways – as well as in the intestines, cecum, and colon.
Almost 90 percent of an animal’s immune system is in the wall of the intestines. Without a healthy balance of good bacteria within their digestive tract, their immune system cannot function in a healthy fashion. Allergies or intolerances often start in the gut and are the result of an imbalance of bacteria.
Probiotics – Immune System Building Blocks
Probiotics are live microorganisms that live in various parts of your dog’s body, including the gastrointestinal tract, the oral cavity, vagina, nasal cavity, respiratory organs and even on the skin. The term probiotic literally means “for life.” The word comes from the Latin preposition pro meaning “for” and the Greek word bios meaning “life”. Probiotics are often called “good bacteria.” Keeping a good balance of good (vs bad) bacteria is vital for your dog’s health.
A few pointers to be aware of.
Dogs, in particular, can go through a body detox and if you start to see signs of loose stools, you can increase the amount of oil ( We prefer K9 Oil or Coconut oil) in their food to help absorption in the small intestine rather than passing into the large intestine.
If you do notice any symptoms of diarrhoea or nausea, lower the dose by ½ for a few days. If symptoms persist, do not continue giving your pet turmeric and seek advice from your preferred vet.
Ingredients: Organic Turmeric Powder, Coconut Powder, Black Pepper, Vegetable Protein Extract, Inulin (Prebiotic), Lactobacillus acidophilus total 1 Billion Good Bacteria Per Serve
Dosage : Small dogs 1/4 teaspoon, Medium Dogs 1/2 Teaspoon, Large Dogs 3/4 Teaspoon
“I put my 14 year old dog on it after a bout of pancreatitis he suffered and was having trouble recovering from. His energy levels increased after 2 weeks and he now has puppy like bursts of energy.”- G. Young
“I use serveral spoons when I cook the dog food for the week, seems to have healed his bowel motions which are now normal after years of struggling. His arthritis has also improved… He will be 15 years old in October.” – J. Ross
“I put my dog Polly on it to help with her inflammation. She is like a new dog, jumping and bounding around. Absolutely love this product.”
– W. Kim