Everything you need to know about probiotics for pets
Q: What are probiotics?
A: Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your pet’s health. They live in areas such as the mouth, stomach, intestines, colon, bladder, and genitals.
Q: What are the benefits of supplementing with probiotics?
A: Probiotics support
- Gas and bloating
- Diarrhea or loose stools
- Oral health
- Yeast infections and candida
- Immune system
- UTI’s and genital health
- and more!
Before shopping for a probiotic supplement for dogs and cats there are a few terms you need to know:
“Flora” – refers to bacteria
“CFU” – Stands for “Colony Forming Units”. This is the unit used to measure the amount of probiotics in a supplement.
“Strains” – This is the word used to describe the species of probiotics in your pet’s supplement. Ten strains of probiotics would mean 10 different species of probiotic bacteria is in your pet’s supplement. Different species = different benefits. As a general rule of thumb we recommend using a product with multiple strains of probiotics to get the most benefit.
Probiotics we can stand behind
At NWC Naturals® Pet Products we have created a probiotic for pets that is tailored to their health while still upholding human grade quality. (Read: What are human grade pet products?)
Our probiotic formulas are vegetarian, gluten free, non gmo, and contain no wheat, corn, soy, dairy, chemicals, or fillers. Bonus: All of our products are bottled here in the USA.