What Are the Best Probiotics for Pets?

What Are the Best Probiotics for Pets?


As a pet parent, you should be giving your pet a regular probiotic to boost their gut health. However, not every probiotic is the same.


So what should you look for when choosing a high-quality probiotic?

 


What Is a Probiotic?

Probiotics are healthy, living bacteria that help your pet’s body by overriding unhealthy bacteria in the gut system.


These bacteria travel to your pet’s gastrointestinal system, namely the large and small intestines to set up shop.


The Problem With Probiotics

Probiotics have to be digested through the stomach and make it past the stomach acid in order to be effective.


The problem with many probiotic brands out there is that they do not survive in stomach acid to be able to make it to the intestinal system.


This means you are essentially wasting your time giving your pet something that is useless to them.


Finding a Good Probiotic

To avoid this issue, you want to look for a probiotic that is encased in a spore. This will protect the healthy bacteria from the stomach acid so they will be able to survive and make it to the GI system.


If you’re looking for a good brand for your pet to try, check out the probiotic we offer here!


Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!


~PetCoachApril

April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.