5 things you need in a probiotic supplement for pets


There are plenty of probiotic supplements on the market, but how can you tell whether a product is good enough to give to your pet? We’ve compiled a list of 5 things you need in a probiotic supplement for pets.

1. Multiple strains of probiotics

Many probiotic products for pets contain only 1 or 2 strains (species) of bacteria. Although these supplements may help your pet in small ways, they may not be complete enough to help your pet long term. Look for a probiotic supplement with multiple probiotic strains and be familiar with why each strain is beneficial for your pet. You will find that a more complete product will offer a broader spectrum of health benefits.

2. A potent delivery system

Look for a product with an enzyme mineral delivery system. A delivery system will help ensure complete assimilation and digestion of the product, delivering the nutrients to the blood stream as quickly as possible.

3. A probiotic supplement for pets should contain live organisms

Take note of how many CFU’s (Colony Forming Units- or bacteria count) are in the product at the time of manufacture, and then locate the number of CFU’s alive at the time of expiration. If this information is not on the label, call the company and request it. If a company is not willing to or cannot provide this information, it most likely means the probiotic count is extremely low, or that they have not performed extensive tests to verify the potency of their probiotics. Either way, steer clear of the product, and opt for one that has a reliable number of CFU’s at expiration.

4. Refrigeration should not be required for freshness

All probiotics will benefit from refrigeration. However, if your probiotic product contains live bacteria and states that refrigeration is not required, this is a sign of strong probiotics. If a product will maintain potency at room temperature, it likely has a better chance of maintaining potency in your pet’s stomach and intestines.

5. A probiotic supplement for pets should be human grade

Human grade pet products are products formulated specifically for pets while using third-party tested ingredients and safe manufacturing practices. To be considered human grade, pet products must be manufactured in a facility that is GMP and NSF certified.  Read more: What are “Human Grade” Pet Products?

A probiotic supplement for pets that you can trust: Total-Biotics®

  • Contains 14 strains of probiotic species. Click here for our complete list of probiotics and their benefits.
  • Contains the L.E.A.D.S.® Live Enzyme Activated Delivery System®. Read: What is L.E.A.D.S.®?
  • Contains 1.6 billion CFUs of live probiotics per serving at time of manufacture and can be stored at room temperature with this guaranteed amount of CFUs until expiration. To extend the life of the probiotics past the expiration date, store in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Are made at “Human Grade” facilities, with GMP and NSF certifications and third-party testing.

Compare Total-Biotics® to the most popular probiotic supplements for pets.

If you have any questions about our unique formulas, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We know you won’t settle for anything less when it comes to your pet!

Visit NWCpet.com for more information.


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