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Gut Check: How Probiotics Support Digestive Health and Immune Function for Dogs

A happy dog with his dog parents after being fed Bil-Jac BreakThru Biotics

Probiotics aren’t just for people. In fact, probiotics are just as important in helping your dog’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract work properly as it is for us. For both people and dogs, the GI tract is the body’s main barrier to disease. So, as you can imagine, it’s critical for your dog’s gut to remain healthy.

How Do I Know If My Dog’s Digestive Tract is Working Properly?

There are four essential functions of the GI tract, which include:

  • Taking in food
  • Breaking down the food through digestion
  • Absorbing nutrients
  • Eliminating waste

If your pooch’s digestive tract is not in balance, you may notice loose or poorly formed stools.

Causes for GI disturbance in dogs can range from parasites to improper diet. As a dog  parent, you can take a proactive approach to helping your dog maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract through canine probiotics, such as Bil-Jac BreakThru Biotics.

How do Probiotics Help Dogs?

A daily probiotic can replenish the helpful bacteria in your dog’s gut (like lactobacillus acidophilus and bacillus subtilis). When your dog’s GI tract is healthy, nutrients are better absorbed.

Can My Dog Use a Probiotic Designed for Humans?

Experts recommend that you use a probiotic specially formulated for dogs. There are real differences between a dog’s gut and a human’s, so it’s wise for a pet parent to find a probiotic specially formulated for their canine rather than themselves.

Bil-Jac BreakThru Biotics: Formulated Just for Dogs

As pet parents, we all want to ensure our favorite four-legged family members maintain a quality nutrition and overall health. Bil-Jac BreakThru Biotics is a great-tasting probiotic food spray just for dogs. When sprayed on your dog’s food daily, it gives him 12 strains of natural, live and active probiotics for a healthy digestive tract– just an easy-to-use, convenient spray your dog will love!

To find a store that carries BreakThru Biotics near you, visit our store locator or shop online. For more nutritional information, wellbeing tips and discounts, sign up for our Best Friends Club today.

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