What Do Probiotics Do For Dogs?
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Summary: In this blog, we discover the importance of gut health in dogs and why adding a probiotic to your pet’s daily routine could help occasional itching, intermittent paw chewing, and overall skin & coat health…
Does your dog occasionally itch, scratch, or bite themselves? Well, as a puppy parent, it can sometimes feel like no matter what you try or how much you spend, your dog keeps itching, and never finds long-lasting skin and coat comfort?
You’re not alone (trust us)! It turns out thousands of fellow owners and dog lovers across the US are also pretty frustrated and have also, unfortunately, experienced a complete lack of success when it comes to shop-bought:
So if surface solutions are the wrong way, then what’s the RIGHT way to support your pup’s skin & coat health?
Well, you might be shocked to learn that your dog’s intermittent itchiness, seasonal allergies, or occasional yeast imbalance could likely stem from poor gut health…
That’s right, gut health!
But how is your dog’s gut health linked to their skin & coat health?...
Why Dog Gut Health Is Important!
A recent study has shown that a dog’s gut make-up and balance of good bacteria can impact its immune system… and a healthy immune response is a foundation for health and wellbeing. Without this foundation, no amount of creams, balms, or ointments will help your dog live a happy, healthy, and comfortable life.
So that begs the question, how do you support robust gut health?
Well, for thousands of US owners, the answer is PetLab Co.’s remarkable Probiotic Chews.
But, before taking a deeper dive into the many benefits of the chews, it's essential to know exactly what goes into these chews…
PetLab Co. has added 3 billion "units" of good bacteria into each chew which go directly into your dog's gut. This surge of good bacteria is designed to help balance your dog's gut and promote a healthy, happy dog.
Better still, each bacteria strain is handpicked by PetLab Co. for its ability to enrich and support the body…
Now, let's see what you might expect after giving your dog the chews…
It can help with seasonal allergies & intermittent itchiness...
These far too common issues can fast turn a pup from fun, bright, and peppy to itchy, stressed, and uncomfortable.
It can help with their mood and occasional anxiousness...
And it’s not just physical problems these Probiotic Chews can help.
See, like us humans, our dogs also experience environmental stress that can affect their mental well-being, especially if they’re part of big, loud families that also own multiple pets and put them in kennels when traveling.
This stress can affect the digestive tract and impact their mood - and if your dog is challenged by occasional stress due to traveling or environmental changes, or perhaps events like fireworks, then studies2 have shown that…
Probiotics could help a great deal.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) also recommends giving your dog probiotic supplements a few days before you know they’re about to go through something potentially stressful3. For example, around fireworks, moving, or seeing the vet.
Plus, some dogs get stressed easier than others. If that’s the case for your pooch, then a daily dose of probiotics will help support everyday situations like going on car rides or being left alone while you’re at work.
And Let’s Not Forget Digestion!
See, beneficial bacteria play many essential roles in your dog’s digestive process. They help break down food and produce key vitamins and important digestive enzymes.
The benefit? A dog with a happy, healthy tum and no discomfort.
“Probiotics For Dogs”, American Kennel Club, March 4. 2020, https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/probiotics-for-dogs/