Written By: Dr. Rucker, Veterinary Advisor for Zesty Paws
We always want the best for our furry friends’ well-being. That’s why so many pet parents are on the lookout for the right ingredients to suit their dog’s needs, age, and even weight.
With this in mind, it can be extremely difficult for dog parents with picky eaters to find the right functional supplement that their dogs will enjoy.
When looking into the best options for our dogs – especially when it comes to digestive health, probiotics are a great option that can benefit all dogs!
On top of aiding digestion and balancing the immune system, did you know that the biggest immune organ humans and dogs have in common is the gut? Bacteria that live in the gut lining naturally helps break down foods, protect against harmful bacteria, and produce vitamins B and K.
Probiotics also help to decrease the side effects of antibiotics. While medicine is great for fighting infections, they can cause gastrointestinal side effects for your furry friend, which is no fun! If your dog is taking antibiotics, it is a great idea to start them on probiotics a couple of days beforehand and continuing to do so beyond the antibiotic prescription to avoid any potential issues.