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

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

Learn more about how probiotics can help keep your best friend's gastrointestinal tract working properly.

First question: what’s so important about your dog’s gastrointestinal tract?
Answer: Just as in humans, the GI tract is the body’s main barrier to disease. This is why it’s so critical for a dog’s gut to remain healthy.

In fact, there are at least 4 important functions of the GI tract, which include:

  1. Taking in food
  2. Breaking down that food through digestion
  3. Absorbing nutrients
  4. Eliminating waste.

So how do you know if your dog’s GI tract is in proper working order, or if it needs attention? Your pooch may have a problem in his digestive tract if he shows any of the following:

  • Gas and belching
  • Vomiting
  • Poor bowel movements (either diarrhea or constipation)
  • Loss of appetite.

There are a number of causes for GI disturbance in dogs that range from parasites to antibiotics to improper diet. That’s why Bil-Jac has introduced BreakThru Biotics®—a canine probiotic designed to help regulate the gastrointestinal tract.

How do probiotics help dogs?

A daily probiotic can replenish the healthy bacteria in your dog’s gut (like lactobacillus acidophilus and bacillus subtilis). When your dog’s GI tract is healthy, nutrients are better absorbed. There is also growing evidence that these “good” bacteria may also may help protect against obesity, improve skin and coat, reduce gas and help regulate bowel function.

Can’t I just 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 to choose a probiotic that’s made just for dogs.

BreakThru Biotics: Formulated just for dogs.

BreakThru Biotics is a great-tasting probiotic food enhancer 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. No messy powders to measure or mix, either—just an easy-to-use, convenient spray.

Trust your gut.

Bil-Jac has been a trusted name in super premium dog food  for over 70 years. Our new BreakThru Biotics  product was borne of the same dedication to quality and good nutrition that our food was in 1947. We invite you to try it and see the difference it can make in your dog’s overall health and wellness.

Have you tried BreakThru Biotics yet? If so, please share your experience with us and our readers! Or share your dog’s digestive issues with us so we can help you solve them.

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