Gut Health

Why Your Pup Needs a Probiotic

When something’s wrong with your dog’s gut, you can tell.

Smelly gas takes over the room. You pick up foul-smelling poop (much worse than usual) on your walks. Or your dog has diarrhea that’s virtually impossible to clean.

Any of these issues point to an imbalance in your dog’s gut microbiome, the trillions of bacteria in your dog’s gut. When their gut is in healthy balance, beneficial bacteria (probiotics) vastly outnumber harmful bacteria (pathogens).

And when your best friend’s gut is out of balance – a condition called dysbiosis, where pathogens outnumber probiotics – it can affect much more than gas and poop. In fact, it could be the source of other health and behavioral challenges. 

Your Dog’s Health Depends on Their Gut 

When your dog’s gut microbiome is in good balance, it supports a wide range of health benefits beyond the digestive system – though, of course, it does optimize digestion and nutrient absorption for your pet. 

A well-balanced gut microbiome supports:

✔️ Proper immune system responses

✔️ Healthy weight management

✔️ Strong bones

✔️ Comfortable joints

✔️ Healthy teeth and gums

✔️ Shiny coat

✔️ Healthy skin

✔️ Boundless energy

A healthy gut has a profound positive influence on your dog’s well-being, affecting how they feel and how they behave. But when their gut microbiome falls out of balance, the overpopulation of bad bacteria sends their health in a negative direction.

Dog Dysbiosis Causes Surprising Symptoms 

When your dog’s gut falls into a state of dysbiosis (imbalance), it causes some very noticeable GI symptoms, like excess smelly gas, diarrhea, and loose foul-smelling stool. 

But what you might not realize is that dysbiosis can bring on many other health challenges, such as:

💢  Bad breath

💢  Itchy skin

💢  Allergies

💢  Inflammation

💢  Unusual weight gain or loss

💢  Low energy

💢  Slow recovery from illness or injury

💢  Depression and anxiety

💢  Leaky gut

More than 70% of your dog’s immune system starts in their gut. So it makes sense that gut issues can impact everything else.

And, unfortunately, it doesn't take much to knock your dog’s gut microbiome out of whack.


Top Causes of Dysbiosis in Dogs

Dogs have surprisingly sensitive GI systems that can be negatively affected by many things. Common causes of an unbalanced gut microbiome in your dog include:

❌  Antibiotics

❌  Pesticides like glyphosate that linger in food, water, dirt, and grass

❌  Eating poop, garbage, or dead animals

❌  GI infections

❌  Emotional distress (think fireworks, thunderstorms, and separation anxiety)

Any of those stressors can take a toll on your dog’s gut microbiome, negatively impacting the beneficial bacteria. That can lead to the overgrowth of bad bacteria, causing dysbiosis and discomfort for your dog.

Luckily, it’s easy to address gut dysbiosis, rebalance your dog’s gut microbiome, and help them feel well.  All it takes is a daily dose of specially formulated, clinically proven spore probiotics. 

Spore Probiotics Deliver Superior Results for Your Dog’s Gut

Probiotics can’t work their magic if they don’t get where they need to go. And that’s where spore probiotics make all the difference for your dog’s gut microbiome.

Unlike other forms of probiotics, spore probiotics were designed by nature to survive extreme temperatures and stomach acids so they always arrive in the gut alive.

Once they reach the gut microbiome, spore probiotics activate and quickly get to work clearing out bad bacteria and encouraging the growth of new, beneficial bacteria. This rebalancing process can support the optimal health and protection of your dog’s gut, resulting in numerous health and behavioral benefits. 

And that’s not just theory…

A clinical study involving healthy dogs and dogs with severe GI issues showed that a unique blend of spore probiotics made a dramatic difference. The probiotic formula contained:

✔️  Bacillus subtilis HU58

✔️ Bacillus licheniformis, and

✔️ Pediococcus acidilactici

Researchers worked with two groups of dogs: healthy dogs with no GI issues and dogs with gut dysbiosis experiencing symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. They gave all of the dogs this special spore probiotic blend for 21 days… and the results were amazing… 

The dogs with no GI issues experienced a change that dog parents will love: reduced flatulence.

And for the dogs with dysbiosis, their tummy troubles were met head on… Diarrhea.... Vomiting.... and markers of leaky were addressed in as little as 21 days!

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