How do you keep your pet happy and healthy? You love them, take them on walks, get them toys to play with, and give them plenty of treats. But why not consider something that can help their overall health? We’re talking about the benefits of probiotics for pets! You’ve probably heard of probiotics as a supplement for humans, but what exactly are they and how can they benefit our furry friends? Let’s dive in!
What is a Probiotic?
A probiotic is a type of “good bacteria” that lives in the intestinal tract. These bacteria help the body digest food, absorb nutrients, and fight off bad bacteria or infection. Probiotics also help control inflammation in the gut and aid in digestion. The most common types of probiotics used for pets are bacteria from the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium families. In other words, probiotics are like tiny superheroes fighting for your pet's good health!
The Benefits of Probiotics for Pets
There are several benefits to giving your pet probiotics regularly, such as helping reduce digestive issues by restoring balance between good and bad bacteria in your pet's stomach. This can lead to better digestion and improved nutrient absorption. Probiotics also help reduce inflammation in the gut which can be beneficial if your pet is struggling with irritable bowel syndrome or other gastrointestinal issues (which means fewer unpleasant odors!). They also aid in reducing allergies by strengthening your pet's immune system and helping them fight off pathogens that can cause illness or disease. Probiotics can even help reduce dandruff and improve coat condition since healthier skin means less irritation from allergens like pollen or grass. Finally, probiotics can reduce stress levels since they regulate hormones associated with anxiety such as cortisol. Taking all these benefits into account, it's easy to see why incorporating probiotics into a daily regimen can be such an effective way to keep your pet healthy and happy!
How Can I Give My Pet Probiotics?
The easiest way to give your pet probiotics is through their food. Many brands now offer special formulations that include prebiotics, fiber, essential vitamins, in addition to the probiotic bacteria. We use 30 + superfoods for naturally occurring prebiotics, fiber, and nutrients. This combination helps ensure that the healthy bacteria thrive in your pet’s digestive system for maximum effectiveness.
Look no further! We here at Health Extension® understand the health benefits of probiotics for dogs. That’s why we take such care in creating recipes that contain probiotics for supporting healthy digestion. Health Extension Digestive Support is specially designed for pups with allergies or that just need added immune support. Holistic Health Extension® Belly + Immunity is an innovative supplement with 5 strains of digestive enzymes, live culture probiotics and 3 billion CFU’s per scoop to help bellies breakdown and increase nutrient absorption. Simply add a scoop to their Health Extension® Pet Food at mealtimes and you can be assured that your fur baby gets all the benefits probiotics provide, and it is delicious. Additionally, we don’t stop there! We have Health Extension® Probiotic Dental Bone Treats and our Spa Care collection ARI Probiotic Shampoos and Conditioners was developed to defend against environmental damage and inflammation! How does it get any better than that?
Probiotics are becoming increasingly popular with pet owners due to their many benefits including improved digestion, reduced allergies, better immune system function, healthier skin & coat, improved heart health, and regulated weight management. So, if you're looking for a way to give your furry friend an extra boost of healthiness, consider the Health Extension® solutions! Your pet will thank you for it!