The word ‘probiotic’ means “for life”. Dog probiotics are important for any dog’s health. These are microorganisms that live in your dog’s body and help to organs function properly. These friendly bacteria are essential part of your dog’s internal ecosystem. Probiotics are naturally occurring in many foods that support live cultures, such as yogurt. A pooch with a healthy level of probiotics in his system will be more active, and live longer.
Probiotics are necessary in nearly every function of your dog’s body. They help in digestion of food and decrease food allergies. These probiotics also help remove toxins and waste in the blood. They will even stimulate and strengthen the immune system. Probiotics also have these benefits:
- Reduce excessive shedding
- Improve breath odor
- Improve skin and coat
- Regulate bowl function
- Reduce rashes and candida (yeast) infections
These friendly bacteria are often destroyed not intentionally through poor diet or by antibiotics intake. Most antibiotics will attack the good bacteria as well as the harmful. Insufficiency in these friendly bacteria can lead to a illnesses in your dog. There have been connections made with a low number of probiotics with disorders such as:
- Food Allergies
- Hay fever
- Irritable Bowel
- Celiac Disease
- Constipation and indigestion
There are supplements available in market that have been proven to have a positive effect. These are sold both in powder and tablet form. This is the most efficient way to provide a high level of probiotics for your dog’s system.