Our pet’s gut health is so important to their overall health and wellbeing as well as their vitality. Many pet parents don’t understand how important your pet’s gut microbiome is to their skin, their stress levels, dental health and more! The gut microbiome plays a vital role in digestion, nutrient absorption, and even immune function. A balanced and diverse gut microbiome is crucial for overall health.
We’ve developed a brand new pack to make balancing your pet’s gut easy. Our Gut Advanced Pack includes our Prebiotic & Probiotic supplement and our Phytoplankton to target a range of different imbalances. In this blog we will discuss the benefits of this amazing duo and what exactly it can help with.
The Power of Prebiotics & Probiotics
Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that, when ingested, confer numerous health benefits. In pets, probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut flora, aiding in digestion and nutrient absorption. They can also help combat harmful pathogens, reducing the risk of gastrointestinal infections.
Prebiotics, on the other hand, are non-digestible fibers that serve as food for the beneficial bacteria in your pet's gut. Probiotics essentially can’t do their job without these fibres, making them crucial to boosting gut health. By providing this nourishment, prebiotics help these beneficial bacteria thrive and multiply, maintaining a robust and diverse gut microbiome. This, in turn, leads to improved digestion, enhanced nutrient absorption, and strengthened immunity.
The real magic happens when prebiotics and probiotics work together. When taken in combination, prebiotics act as a fertiliser for the probiotics, ensuring they flourish in the gut. This synergistic effect maximises the benefits of both, resulting in a healthier and more balanced digestive system.
The benefits of prebiotics and probiotics extend beyond digestion. They have been shown to be particularly beneficial for pets dealing with:
- Digestive Disorders: Including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, and diarrhea.
- Allergies: Probiotics may help alleviate allergy symptoms by modulating the immune response.
- Inflammatory Conditions: Prebiotics and probiotics can help reduce inflammation in the gut, which is beneficial for conditions like colitis.
- Stress and Anxiety: A healthy gut microbiome has been linked to improved mood and behavior in pets.
- Antibiotic Recovery: After a course of antibiotics, which can disrupt the gut microbiome, prebiotics and probiotics help restore balance.
Phytoplankton, The Key to Optimal Health
Phytoplankton are tiny, single-celled plants that form the foundation of the marine food chain. Packed with essential nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and chlorophyll, phytoplankton is a true nutritional treasure trove. One of the standout components of phytoplankton is its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These essential fatty acids play a crucial role in supporting your dog's:
- Cardiovascular Health
- Joint and Mobility
- Cognitive Function
- Skin and Coat Health
Phytoplankton is a potent source of antioxidants, including beta-carotene and chlorophyll. These antioxidants work to neutralise harmful free radicals in your dog's body, bolstering their immune system and protecting against oxidative stress. This can be particularly beneficial for dogs with allergies, skin issues, or those in need of immune support. Not only that, but the chlorophyll in phytoplankton aids in promoting healthy digestion and detoxification. It helps cleanse the digestive tract, supports the liver's detoxification processes, and can even assist in reducing bad breath. This makes phytoplankton excellent in conjunction with our probiotic supplement.
Combining Forces in our Gut Advanced Pack
Combining our Prebiotics & Probiotics and our Phytoplankton in our Gut Advanced Pack is the best way to get a holistic and well rounded plan to better gut health. These super concentrated blends are specifically designed to target and amplify gut health, while also promoting overall health.
By introducing a nutrient-dense supplement like our Phytoplankton Omega & Multi and our Prebiotic & Probiotic into your dog's diet, you're providing them with the essential building blocks for optimal gut health, from a shiny coat, healthy skin and enhanced immunity, these powerhouse supplements can make a significant difference.