Probiotics are a source of the beneficial microbes or bacteria that help replace and boost those existing in the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics can promote healthy intestinal function and manage diarrhea or irregularity. Both people and animals alike have natural microbes or “flora” that naturally live on the lining of their intestines. These are types of bacterias and yeasts that help digest and absorb nutrients from food and defend against “bad” bacteria from taking up residence. Keeping a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut is not only important for proper digestion but also for the immune system. They help protect the body against illness and disease. The natural flora is fragile and can easily be diminished by medications like antibiotics or painkillers, poor diet, disease or stress. This can make your dog or cat susceptible to digestive upsets like diarrhea, gas, and cramping.
Providing a probiotic supplement to your dog or cat can help replace the damaged bacteria and keep a healthy balance. They can also improve the digestive process by breaking down nutrients in the diet so they can easily be absorbed and used by the body.
Fortiflora contains a special strain of probiotics designed specifically for dogs and cats. With 100 million live active cultures, it helps replenish and balance the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. FortiFlora also has a high level of antioxidants which help support the immune system and protect against disease. FortiFlora is ideal for times when your dog or cat is under stress, has eaten something inappropriate, is on antibiotics, has soft stools, diarrhea, or gas. It may also be given daily to maintain normal digestion and regularity. Plus, the great tasting powder is easily sprinkled on your pet’s food. Like any supplement, always consult your veterinarian before using it and always follow their specific directions.