Digestion is a common health concern in pets, and it’s an issue worth paying attention to.
Approximately 70% of a dog and cat's immune function is tied to its gastrointestinal system. And it’s been found that a healthy GI tract can ward off disease, reduce allergies, improve oral health, support weight management and guard against diabetes and kidney disease.
So why is digestion so problematic for pets? Many commercial pet foods are over-processed, which can be hard on a healthy gut. For example, the process of extrusion, which is the cooking and drying of kibble at high temperatures, destroys vitamins and healthy oils in foods, and it makes proteins more difficult to digest. Extrusion has also been tied to bloat in dogs.
And think about the can of food you open for your cat. If the label on the can doesn’t state BPA-free, then most likely that can is lined with a harsh compound called Bisphenol A. This kills the healthy bacteria in your pet’s gut, leaving them more susceptible to ailments such as inflammation, IBS and diarrhea.
These conditions in the gut can impede your dog or cat’s immune function.
One solution is to add a powerful, proven probiotic to your pet’s diet. The healthy bacteria (probiotic) in our Omega & Probiotic Sprinkles not only makes food easier to digest (predigestion), which leads to greater absorption of nutrients, but it also supports healthy gut environments, which in turn improves immunity!
And, our blend is even better than just probiotic, it's considered synbiotic – a mixture of probiotics (helpful gut bacteria) and prebiotics (non-digestible fibers that help these bacteria grow).