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PHYTOPET PRE/PRO BIOTIC SUPPLEMENT
Phytopet’s Pre/Pro Biotic Supplement is a synergistic blend of Chicory Inulin prebiotic, and Sc1 – 1077 Live Yeast Probiotic.
Its primary function is to deliver or help assure complete and efficient digestion, maximising nutrient uptake for the benefit of the animal.
MODE OF ACTION
This purpose grown, organic chicory root is harvested at the peak of its sugar content in the root or tuber. The sugar content is not digested by enzymes, but only by bacteria in the gut. The sugars are referred to as Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)
As opposed to sugar beet, which has a limited range of relatively short chain sugars, chicory root has a complex range of short and long chain sugars.
Short chain sugars tend to be digested early in the digestive process, and do not tend to survive into the hind gut of monogastrics. Most long chain sugars do survive to fuel the reproductive activity of helpful bacteria in the gut. An optimal population of these bacteria helps to ensure complete fermentation of the animals’ diet, reducing incidences of flatulence, dietary looseness, and other common digestive disorders. Additionally, the uptake of all nutrients are increased (where this is possible).
Sc1-1077 LIVE YEAST:
Is a micro-pearled, thermally protected yeast, which has many potential benefits in the digestive process.
In monogastrics the yeast has little effect in the stomach, but will scavenge oxygen if present. When the yeast transits the stomach into the gut it continues to scavenge oxygen, promoting an anaerobic environment which is favoured by the digestive bacteria. As a result, optimal numbers of helpful bacteria are present to complete the breakdown of nutrients, and by weight of numbers, competitively exclude potentially harmful bacteria.
A live yeast cell ‘resides’ for a few days within the digestive tract. It will then be carried away in the faecal stream. However, potentially harmful pathogenic bacteria will attach themselves to the yeast cell in order to consume it. Once attached, they are unable to detach themselves and are therefore also carried out in the faecal stream.
If an animal is consuming up to 2 grams of our live yeast per day, that equates to 100,000,000,000 colony feasible units (CFU’s). If each yeast CFU is carrying multiples of potentially harmful bacteria out with the animal faeces on a daily basis, it naturally limits the potential adverse effects of these bacteria on the host animal.
The presence of live yeast in an animal has also been proved to have the effect of stimulating its auto-immune response. This will have the effect of making that animal more robust, and resistant to disease threats. Its presence also encourages the reproductive activity of fibre fermenting (cellulolytic) bacteria, and lactate scavenging bacteria, which create and maintain the acidic environment.
The combination of yeast and inulin helps to reduce incidences of inappropriate fermentation, which can lead to the onset of most common digestive disorders.
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Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Phytopet Probiotic Supplement for Dogs, including answers from our team.
I have an almost 7 month old puppy who has had giardia and his tummy hasn't quite settled down yet. Is it a good idea to use phytopet probiotic for a while? He has had promax - but that is only a 3 day treatment.
A probiotic supplement like this can help settle diarrhoea if the cause is related to an upset of the normal gut flora, such as a dietary indiscretion or stress event. If the Giardia has been completely treated and removed then your puppy may have an abnormal gut flora and this will help restore the gut flora to normality. However if the Giardia is still present in any way then repeat treatment for this would be required.