Pet Dophilus 70g powder - temperature stable with 4 strains and 1 billion viable cells per gram | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Pet Dophilus is a probiotic formulation of four species designed specifically for the intestinal health of your pet. Among the dominant intestinal flora of cats and dogs are the Lactobacillus rhamnosus and E. faecium, which comprise 80% of the probiotics in Pet Dophilus®. Bifidobacterium longum and B. pseudolongum are also found in the flora of cats and dogs. Pet Dophilus® is in a base of Metabolin®, whey protein, and Vitamin C. Metabolin® provides key metabolites of propionic acid bacteria and nutritionally supports immune function and supports the action of the live lactic acid bacteria in Pet Dophilus®.* Whey protein is a probiotic food that is included to promote the growth of the live bacteria.
• promotes healthy gut microflora of the intestinal tract in rodents, felines and canines
• supports the immune function and bowel function at the same time
• 1 billion viable organisms per gram, well documented
As in humans, the gastrointestinal tracts of dogs and cats are susceptible to changes in their natural balance of beneficial bacteria, which can lead to intestinal complaints and altered immunity. Pets exposed to the recurrent use of bacteria-altering therapies, which can leave the natural balance of the gastrointestinal tract disrupted, can often experience discomfort and unwanted symptoms.
Jarrow Formulas’ Pet Dophilus probiotic formulation is designed to help your pet maintain a balanced intestinal microbial ecosystem for an active and high quality of life. The multi-strain probiotic blend includes E. Faecium PF7101; Lactobacillus Casei KE-01 (tolerates a wider pH and temperature range and complements the growth of L. acidophilus , a producer of the enzyme, amylase) and Propionibacterium acidilactici PF7103. This synbiotic formula also contains inulin, a natural fiber that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms, and Metabolin® , a special blend of cell wall components and metabolites derived from the fermentation of beneficial bacteria. Metabolin is a synergistic ingredient added to boost the effect of probiotic bacteria in providing optimal gastrointestinal and immune support for your cat or dog.
Potent Probiotic Protection For Pets
The gastrointestinal tract of animals is colonized within a few hours after birth with beneficial intestinal flora that aid in digestion and help maintain normal gut and immune function. During periods of stress, exposure to unhygienic conditions, or in the case of weakened immunity, the healthy balance of microorganisms can be lost due to the multiplication of unwanted organisms and the displacement of desirable microbes. In some animals, particularly in cats, a long-term imbalance of bacteria can lead to changes that may also interfere with normal cellular replication or health. In supplemental form as Pet Dophilus, probiotic microbes have been found to survive transit through the canine gastrointestinal tract when consumed with food, and can successfully populate the colon.
Probiotics offer a number of known health benefits, including:
• Protecting and Restoring Gut Microflora After Use of Bacteria- Altering Therapy
• Benefits For Gastrointestinal Regularity
• Support For The Immune System
• Promoting Digestion
• Nutrient Production
Promotes Gastrointestinal Health
Probiotics offer numerous benefits for the gastrointestinal health of pets, including support for normal stool consistency and frequency; they have been found to significantly shorten the time to solidification of stools in a study of dogs with occasional loose bowels (Herstad et al 2010). E. faecium was found to significantly reduce loose stools in cats in an 8 week, double-blind, placebo- controlled trial of shelter dogs and cats. In addition, when supplemented with inulin, Lactobacillus has been shown to increase lactic acid bacteria count, and balance unwanted microbes. The slight laxative effect of inulin has been suggested to be especially beneficial for older dogs who need more support for bowel regularity
Encourages Immune Balance
Since 70% of a dog’s immune system is in the gastrointestinal tract, it comes as no surprise that the indigenous lactic acid bacteria not only play an important role in the maintenance of microbial ecology of the gut, but also impart immuno-modulatory and microbial- balancing effects. Lactic acid bacteria isolated from the guts of puppies were found to balance a variety of unwanted bacteria and various strains have been found to increase in the total fecal IgA concentrations (Deluchi et al 2014). Early exposure to probiotics also helps maintain skin integrity in dogs, and modulates clinical and immune markers of skin concerns in canines
Pet Dophilus is part of Jarrow Formulas’ line of probiotics with a long history of quality and success in supporting healthy bacterial balance. Providing multiple strains of probiotic flora together with inulin and bacteria metabolites (Metabolin for additional protection), Pet Dophilus offers foundational support for your pets’ gastrointestinal healthy and immunity.
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- keep out of reach of young children
- a dietary supplement is not a subsitute for a healthy diet ; do not exceed recommended dose
- if you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating or trying to conceive, are under age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
- books, probiotics and products bought in the SALE can NOT be returned
Optimal care for elderly catsWhile we don't have children, we are the proud parents of two cats. Both were adopted from their owners for a different reason with well over ten years between each adoption.
Our oldest cat has reached the respectable age of 18 years, which makes her a truly old cat, which comes with many health problems of its own. By now we are more like the grand children who are taking care of their very old (great-)grand parent.
It subsequently blows your mind to see how senior cats are put on an even lower protein diet than they already receive. While felines are full-on carnivores, most will received a mixed diet with an unhealthy amount of carbohydrates. If you're lucky the grains are replaced by legumes, which however does not considerably lower the amount of carbs. Never mind on the precious few choices for cats with urinary or kidney problems.
We thought to put together some tips for owners of (future) senior cats, so you know in advance where to pay attention to.
If you have a feline in the family who’s getting up in years, the good news is that many cats today are living into their late teens and early 20s. With the proper care, a cat in good health at 8 can easily live another 10 or 12 years, or even longer. Now is the perfect time to begin taking steps to ensure not only that your cat stays happy and healthy throughout her golden years, but that she also enjoys an excellent quality of life.
Common foods that are dangerous for our petsLast week we sold SAM-e to a dog owner who had been told by her vet to give it to her dog that accidentally was poisoned eating xylitol.
Xylitol, I asked in disbelief? That sweetener that is recommended by each dentist to use as a chewing gum because it is even healthy for us?
Yes, indeed, xylitol can and will poison your pet as it can't process it and as a result will cause damage to the liver.
After having induced vomiting, and being put on intubation to keep fluids up, the dog could go back home with his owner with the advice to give it one tablet of SAM-e every day in order to heal the liver.
Most of you probably also didn't know either how xylitol can be poisonous for pets. Which begs the question: what foods that we love to eat are poisonous for cats and dogs and should never be fed to them?
If your pet eats any of these things then the best thing to do is to get advice straight away from your local vet. Don't wait until they are developing problems because by then it could be too late. It will certainly be much more expensive. Don't leave them lying around and make sure they are stored away safely in cupboards. Preferably ones your pet can't open!
Here's a list of the most common poisonous foods that can kill your dog or cat.
Which nutritional supplements can you give to your pet?
Just as many pet parents are paying more attention these days to the quality of food they feed their companion animals, they are also realizing the potential benefits of nutritional supplements.
Supplements are becoming more and more recognized as a valuable component of a comprehensive care program for pets.
The primary categories for supplements include joint support, skin and coat health, GI tract health, and liver and kidney support. A less well-known but equally important type of supplement supports healthy circulation, optimal immune function, the healthy presence of oxygen in tissues, and cardiovascular health.
Pets and your health
The strength of the human animal bond has been known for a long time, but scientific studies were only conducted fairly recently.
The very first study was published only about 40 years ago when 2 American psychology researchers measured what happens physically when a person pets a friendly and familiar dog. They found that the person's blood pressure lowered, heart rate slowed, breathing became more regular and muscle tension relaxed-all of which are signs of reduced stress.
What causes diarrhea?One of the most common diseases that plague us, especially the unseasoned traveller is the famous traveller's diarrhea. When abroad, we tend to suffer more than when at home as we encounter uncommon bacteria and can't always adhere to the same hygienic circumstances like we do at home.
How pets can improve your healthNearly everyone of us lives with a pet in their household or has grown up with pets in their family as pets are such a source of joy.
Pets can bring relief in stressful periods as the simple act of petting an animal can reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure, which goes as far as easing chronic pain due to the release of endorphins and curing post-traumatic disorders!
Mix the following quantity daily into food:
For cats and small dogs: 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon (0.5 to 1.0 g)
For medium size dogs: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (1.0 to 2.0 g)
For large size dogs: 1/2 to 1 full teaspoon (2.0 to 4.0 g)
Each gram contains approximately 4 billion probiotic organisms in the following percentages and amounts at time of manufacture:
Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011 40% 1.6 Billion
Bifidobacterium pseudolongum M602 10% 400 Million
Bifidobacterium longum BB536 10% 400 Million
Enterococcus faecium R0026 40% 1.6 Billion
TOTAL 100% 4 Billion
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 4 mg
Metabolin 50 mg
Whey Protein 860 mg
active ingredients (probiotic cultures), nutrition for probiotics (whey protein from milk), preservative (ascorbic acid)
does not require refrigeration, it is best to store in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator.
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)