One Simple Step to Radically Boost Your Pet’s Immune System
At long last, the benefit of probiotics for your companion animals is receiving the attention it deserves in the traditional veterinary community.
Probiotic therapy has been scientifically studied and proved beneficial in the treatment of pets with diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic renal disease, and pancreatitis.
Just as exciting are studies which indicate probiotics positively influence the development and health of your dog’s or cat’s immune system function.
According to Susan G. Wynn, DVM, of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee:
“… it is increasingly clear that manipulation of the ecology of the gastrointestinal tract has powerful systemic effects. Use of probiotics clearly enhances immune function in a number of species, including dogs and cats, and appears to have a role in the treatment of animals with certain gastrointestinal conditions.”
Dr. Wynn goes on to say the use of probiotics in humans in the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections, the prevention and management of allergies, and other conditions, suggests further potential benefits for our four-legged companions.
The bad news? Unfortunately, the value of many commercially available probiotic products is questionable, at best. Read on to learn more about quality variations in probiotic products and what you can do to insure you’re giving your dog or cat a high-quality supplement.
Since you should already be feeding your dog a human quality ingredients dog food (like Flint River Ranch or Life’s Abundance), we also recommend that you chose a Human Quality Probiotic supplement.
Nature’s Sunshine Products has a 38 year reputation for being the industry leader in quality. We have successfully used Nature’s Sunshine Probiotics with Dogs, cats, birds and livestock of all kinds.
Do NOT use the children’s chewable probiotics with you pet, because they have been sweetened and your pet should not have anything sweet.
We use a half of one capsule with a small dog or cat, and a full capsule for medium to large dogs. The dose can be doubled if needed.
Open the capsule and mix the probiotic powder into your pet’s food, or if you are skilled in giving dogs capsules, the capsule can be given to the dog directly.