Did You Know?
80% of the immune system stems from the gut.
The gut is the foundation of health, therefore there are a myriad of health issues that result from it being damaged – and there are many things in your animal’s daily environment that can cause gut damage.
Things like poor diet, stress, environmental toxins, and drugs can all impact your animal’s gut in a negative way and create symptoms of poor health.
If your animal has chronic episodes of:
- Loss of appetite
- Ear infections
- Skin issues
- Acid reflux
- Weakened immune system
- Bad breath or poor dental health
These are often signs of poor gut health.
Keeping good bacteria balance in the gut helps crowd out bad bacteria that can cause these issues.
Feeding pre and probiotics can help introduce good bacteria to the body, allowing your animal’s gut and health to thrive.“Friendly” bacteria act like the gut’s defense system against “bad” or dangerous disease-causing bacteria. A gut that has a bountiful amount of these healthy, friendly, live bacteria will help promote health and longevity.
Factors that can contribute to loose or inconsistent stool:
- When changing diets: a new kibble or raw food introduction, when eating something new for example table scraps, something outside, getting into the garbage, too many treats
- Experiencing stress or anxiety: common stressors: new home, new baby or pet, fireworks, stress in the family dynamic, infrequent access to potty breaks, car rides, visits to the vet
- An unbalanced gut: Common Cause: an animal who was recently or is currently on antibiotics or drugs
***All of these factors cause a shift in the friendly bacteria***