Only dog owners (or dog parents/guardians or whatever term you’d like to address yourselves with) can understand the need to provide the best for their pets.
Nothing that humans do can make up for the kind of unconditional love and affection one gets from dogs. Even though we cannot do much to return their love, the least that can be done is taking utmost care of their health.
Canines generally have a feeble gut. Grumbling stomachs and vomiting are some of the most common symptoms of intestinal infection.
While most of this can be cured with medication, infection in the intestine can be fatal too. Breeds like Rottweiler, American Pit Bull Terriers, Doberman Pinschers, and German Shepherds are at an increased risk of the disease since they are more prone to intestinal issues. Hence, it becomes essential for the dog parent to take good care of their pets.
The easiest way to keep unhealthy gut conditions at bay is by ensuring that the dog gets its regular dosage of probiotic supplements.
Probiotics can be defined as the good bacteria like Lactobacillus, Bifid bacterium, Streptococcus and Enterococcus that live in the digestive tracts of dogs and help in smooth digestion of the food by keeping the gut healthy.
But before picking a probiotic supplement for your dog, you must have the essential knowledge on the subject.
Choosing the right probiotic for your dog is imperative, as not all probiotics will have the same effect. In fact, some of the supplements lose their properties even before they reach the intestine of the dog.
A good probiotic helps your dog in fighting yeast infections, counter-attacking bad bacteria, helps in providing a healthier and softer coat and in improving digestion.
It is best to choose freeze-dried probiotic supplements for dogs as opposed to the ones that need to be stored in a refrigerator as the enzymes in the former last longer.