Are probiotics equally important for your dog as they are for you? And if so, why are they beneficial? This article will give you an answer.
When the topic is “healthy food”, probiotics come up a lot.
Probiotics are believed to help us a lot with certain problems, such as diarrhea and various gastrointestinal problems.
However, does this apply to dogs as well?
Dogs and people can sometimes benefit from the same things, but it’s not a general rule. Something really healthy to us can be bad for dogs, and vice versa. So, given the fact that probiotics are beneficial to us, it’s completely normal that you’re wondering if it’s the same for your pet.
Furthermore, more and more probiotic supplements appear in pet shops which makes you wonder if you should buy some for your dog. You may even wonder if human probiotics are OK for dogs as well. We’ll answer these, and many more, questions in this article. But first things first! So…
What Are Probiotics?
The term probiotic comes from the Latin word pro = for and the Greek word bios = life. So, probiotic means “for life”. This makes their nickname “good bacteria” a bit clearer.
Basically, probiotics are live microorganisms living in your, and your dog’s, body. They live in various places, but they’re especially important for the digestive system. Even though you may associate bacteria with something negative, the body is in fact full of bacteria – both good and bad. As mentioned, probiotics are good bacteria. …Read the full story at Barking Royalty