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This Prebiotic Packs A Powerful Punch!

We all know the benefits of probiotics for both ourselves and out pets. But sometimes we forget about another really important piece of the puzzle known as prebiotics. And there is one prebiotic that I believe is a game changer for our pets. So what are prebiotics and in particular, what is the one prebiotic I recommend and why- let’s take a look in todays short video so stay tuned to learn more.

Probiotics have now become one of the biggest selling supplements and for good reason. But did you know that these are only part of the picture when it comes to taking care of your dogs gut and immune health? While probiotics play a really important role in adding in lots of beneficial live bugs to your dogs gut or microbiome, once they are there, we need to make sure that they have plenty of food to feed on so they can grow and proliferate. And this is where prebiotics can come in. But don’t think this is the only reason to consider a prebiotic for your dog. So firstly let’s establish what a prebiotic is. Prebiotics are specialized plant fibres. They act like fertilizers that stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. They are found in many fruits and vegetables, especially those that contain complex carbohydrates, such as fibre and resistant starch. These carbs aren't digestible by your dogs body, so they pass through the digestive system to become food for the bacteria and other microbes. nourishes the good bacteria already in the gut and inhibits the growth of bad bacteria (the nasty stuff). Prebiotics help boost immunity, as they enhance our ability to absorb important nutrients and trace minerals from the foods our pets eat. There are many foods that contain prebiotic properties and while these are great to add into your dogs diet, some of the foods are just not recommended – foods like onion, leeks, barley and so on. And I have also found that other foods like chicory that contain inulin can actually make symptoms like bloating and wind along with general gut discomfort worse. So while we do want to add probiotics into out dogs diet, we need to find ones that our pets can tolerate as easily as possible. Watch the video to learn more.....

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