You Are What You Absorb. So is your dog.
A healthy gut increases nutrient absorption, and the gut is the body’s engine. Now and then dogs have GI issues, and information can be powerful and healing. First, dogs have short digestive tracts, which is a blessing when you consider dogs will eat anything, including theirs and others poop (ugghhh…). So let’s have a brief physiological discussion. Certain strains of bacteria are “friendly” to the body, helping to both strengthen the gut and inhibit growth of harmful bacteria that can not only cause days on days of diarrhea but can also cause yeast overgrowths in the ears and skin. Good bacteria include acidophilus (lactobacillus acidophilus) and lactobacillus bifidus. Acidophilus can help your dog detoxify, has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and can aid digestion and the absorption of nutrients. Sometimes when dogs have digestive difficulties preventing nutrient absorption, we can help them by replacing or supplementing their friendly bacteria.
Don’t Forget Your Dog’s Prebiotics
To help strengthen your dog’s gut, we have milled select organic foods referred to as PREbiotics that actually feed the PRObiotics, helping them to thrive. This is important because the PRObiotics act as enzymes and digestive aids geared specifically toward dogs recovering from intestinal stress. The PREbiotic nutrients come in the form of milled plant fiber, specifically, organic superfoods chia and flaxseed, ground to increase bioavailability, which also delivers healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. You will also find organic wheatgrass our Pro-Active Biotics™, with health benefits that include oxygenating and energizing chlorophyll, a natural internal cleanser.
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