Probiotics For Cats & Dogs: 5 Reasons To Give Your Pet Probiotics

Probiotics For Cats and Dogs

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Giving Your Pet Probiotics Right Now

Probiotics For Cats & Dogs : 5 Reasons To Give Your Pet  Probiotics


In today’s world, the vast majority of my patients need a probiotic supplement. I would estimate that 40% of the families that I consult with, ask me about probiotics for cats and dogs. However, it turns out that many more could benefit from this important supplement.

This outline summarizes the reasons why every pet needs probiotics. Also be sure to check out How To Choose The Best Probiotic For Dogs and Cats and 10 Common Pet Health Conditions That Can Benefit From Probiotics.

Check out this important information below or spring on over to peek at my list of the best probiotics for dogs and cats.


1.  Improve gastrointestinal efficiency and health

It may seem obvious, but trust us – it’s a big deal! Certainly, those good bacteria can balance diarrhea, constipation, gassiness and vomiting.


2.  Maintain normal stool during temporary periods of stress

When your pet experiences “stress” her fight or flight response turns on.  This biological survival instinct causes colon contractions to speed up, which consequently cause loose stools or diarrhea.


3. Support a strong immune system

The gastrointestinal tract and the microbes that live there constitute about 80% of your pets immune system.  These helpful bacteria protect your pet against invading organisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast, and parasites.


4.  Improve the absorption of nutrients such as calcium

In one study, rats that were supplemented with Lactobacillus sp., calcium absorption and bone weight increased by 35% (Ghanem et al, 2004).  This is even more noteworthy for puppies, kittens, large breed dogs, older pets, pets fighting infections and those undergoing surgery or bone healing.


5.  Counteract modern, less than optimal processed diets

Good bacteria can help to extract vital nutrients from a processed pet food cooked at high temperatures.


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Your pet's health can improve dramatically
with individually selected whole food supplements.

Holistically treated pets live healthier happier lives.

The term “holistic” is a broad term that is often associated with multiple models of medicine or healing.  In general, Dr. Candy Akers follows the basic belief that medicine should address the underlying cause of disease and not just treat the symptoms.  This occurs by supporting your pet’s natural ability to heal and restoring the body balance.  Conventional medicine often follows a different path of just treating signs or symptoms of the particular disease appearance.

Disease manifests in our pets as a result of an internal unbalance.  These imbalances of normal health result from various insults or toxins encountered during modern life.   Support for your pets’ body can be in various modalities such as supplements, herbs, nutrition, homeopathy, detoxification, chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture.

Dr. Akers takes an integrated approach to veterinary medicine, combining both holistic medicine and traditionally trained modern Western medicine.  She uses conventional medical treatments to reduce or eliminate symptoms and pain during the healing process while supporting the body with more natural and less invasive alternative treatments.  This combination improves your pet’s quality of life, longevity and whole health.

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