Love Bugs For Your Dog’s Health
“You can control your dog’s gutbacteria populations and,by proxy, his immune system.”
There are many types of Probiotics out there and we are increasing our inventory to help match the best one for your pet’s needs. What Are The Best Probiotics For Dogs?
First, make sure you do not see any of the following in your probiotic supplement:
- Yeast extract
These are all highly processed additives that can cause allergies in some dogs … and maltodextrin also spikes blood sugar and can stop the growth of friendly bacteria. Watch for these additives … the last thing you want is for your dog to have an allergic reaction to his probiotics.
What you do want to see are these two bacteria families:LactobacillusBifidobacteriumAnd you want to see as many species or strains as possible … you’ll want at least ten bacteria strains if you’re serious about rebuilding your dog’s gut and immune health.
Both Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus are friendly bacteria that can regulate the immune system and anti-inflammatory immune cells. That’s what you want if you want to protect your dog from chronic disease or help him heal from it.
You also want to see as many bacteria packed into the product as possible. This is measured as CFUs, or colony forming units. This basically means the number of little bugs in the product. A lot of pet probiotics only have 1 to 5 billion CFUs. That might seem like a lot, but there are trillions of bacteria in your dog’s gut, so if you want to really move the needle on his health, look for a product with at least 10 to 20 billion CFUs.
We currently carry Probiotics by Healthline and Animal Essentials. We just brought in Love Bugs.
Animal Essentials: Contain both Probiotics and Enzymes. This is great for all diets especially if you cook, used canned or kibble.
- Assists in the digestion and absorption of nutrients which are necessary to maintain your pet’s good health
- Adding just a sprinkle a day will help the digestive system by breaking down fats, carbohydrates, cellulose and protein
- Contains a blend of plant and microbial produced enzyme, none from animal source
Healthline Probiotics: They separate their probiotics from their enzymes. You can not give them at the same time. Good if you only want to feed one or the other or if you want to give an therapeutic amount of each specific one.
- 5 billion CFU’s per gram per serving
- L Acidophilus 2 Billion CFU
- L Salivarius 1.5 Billion
- L Plantarum 1.5 Billion CFU
Love Bugs: Just in. This is a prebiotic and a Probiotic. This provides food for the probiotics. If the probiotics are not fed, it will cause them to eat the lining of the intestinal wall.
More about Love bugs: you need to know about Love Bugs, It contains 14 strains of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus bacteria.It doesn’t contain maltodextrin or any other ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. This is important because a lot of probiotics are cultured from milk and can cause allergies in dogs.
It also contains 30 billion CFUs, as well as a prebiotic. Prebiotics are a special food that probiotics like to eat – usually a fiber of some sort.
Love Bugs contains Larch arabinogalactin, which is pretty cool because it has some serious anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
The prebiotic is safe to feed with dogs that have yeast infections as this prebiotic does not feed the yeast as some types do.
If your dog is doing well and on a fresh food diet, Love Bugs is a great addition and I’d consider putting it into a regular rotation. If cost is an issue, just don’t give it daily. Maybe go with only a few times a week to make your dollar go farther. Remember: some probiotics in the diet is better than no probiotics.Watch for our next product we will be getting in, Healthy Gut. This is like Love Bugs, but with enzymes included.
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