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Protexin Bio-Premium for Dogs

  • 150g Tub £11.50
  • 450g Tub £22.99

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Helping to restore healthy gut flora, Protexin Bio-Premium is a well renowned digestion aid benefiting from the inclusion of healthy prebiotics designed to promote the growth of desirable bacteria and microflora within the gut. This enhances the ability to digest food and absorb nutrients. Suitable to be administered on a daily basis, Protexin Bio-Premium can promote sustained digestive efficiency and therefore improve natural immunity, particularly during stressful times when immunity can be compromised.

A powder formulation containing probiotics, prebiotics and yeast to encourage normal digestive function and efficiency. This new formula also contains L-glutamine and L-threonine which act to improve your pet's gastrointestinal finction.

  • Includes beneficial microorganisms to rapidly populate the gastrointestinal tract
  • Prebiotics to enhance the growth of beneficial microorganisms
  • Improves consistency of stools

Bio-Premium for Dogs acts to re-establish a healthy gut microflora and to aid digestion. The beneficial microorganisms occur naturally in the gut of healthy animals and act to re-establish the disrupted gut, thus promoting the mechanism of competitive exclusion against potential pathogenic bacteria. The inclusion of prebiotics acts to selectively feed beneficial microorganisms within the gut thus enhancing colonisation and growth. This product has been formulated to be administered on a continuous basis to promote efficient digestion and boost natural immunity at times of stress when digestive upsets may occur.

Use:

Weight of Dog Amount
<15kg Half Scoop (2g)
15-30kg Level Scoop (4g)
>30kg Heaped Scoop (5g)

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Bio Premium and Pro soluble

24th May 2017
Eji Tai
  • VioVet Customer Since: May 2016
  • From: , Hong Kong

Could you please kindly let me know what is the difference between the two. I intend to get a daily probiotics supplement for my three bichons who are aged 16, 14 & 14. All of them have slightly elevated liver enzymes and one of them has Cushings. Could you please let me know which one to choose. Many thanks

  • Veterinary Advisor

Both these supplements would actually be suitable and would be helpful. However these supplements are more often used where there has been a gut dysbiosis (disruption to the gut flora causing diarrhoea etc) and the normal gut flora needs to be restored. Protexin Pro-Fibre would probably be more appropriate if just need a good daily probiotic supplement.

How is it administered

27th Feb 2017
Elaine Fisher
  • VioVet Customer Since: March 2016
  • From: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Is this a powder that gets put in their food, and can they taste it, because my EPI dog is very wary about things in his food.

  • Veterinary Advisor

Yes this powder does go in the food. Protexin are probably the leading manufacturer of probiotics and they do strive to make all their products as palatable as possible. Many people give this supplement to their dogs and I haven't heard of any palatability issues. That said some dogs are more fussy than others. I would probably start with buying the small 150g tub and add a very small amount to begin with gradually building up to the recommended dose for your dogs weight.

Sentsitive stomach

19th Feb 2017
Anon

My 8 month old dog Ahmad a sensitive stomach she is fed Arden grange sensitive dry/tin. And has selected array of treats which I know she can tolerate. Mainly fish based. She gets bouts of semi loose/soft stools. Which hs been normal for her. But if she manages to eat anything she's never had before she gets D++ very quickly. Now I always have protexin prokolin paste or similar to hand as always needed and normally gets her stools back to normal. Or semi normal. On the odd occasion she has had to have antibiotics when paste alone isn't enough. Would the bio-premium be something to help her gut function istead of the prokolin paste or would she need it in conjunction with it. Probiotics are not covered in her insurance so we've spent a small fortune on the paste so looking for something similar that I can use as and when needed.

  • Veterinary Advisor

Protexin Bio-Premium would certainly help with her gut function although it is intended to be given as a daily supplement where gut dysbiosis is the cause of the diarrhoea. Although it may cost more in the long run than using Protexin Pro-Kolin as and when diarrhoea occurs you may find that the bouts of diarrhoea are much less frequent. The other product to consider is Protexin Pro-Fibre which is intended as a daily supplement for dogs that are otherwise healthy but have a tendency to produce loose stools.

Bad breath

29th Dec 2016
Donna

I have a 9 year old sbt/jrt who has ALWAYS had bad breath. Vet has checked his teeth and said they are not bad for his age and in fact he had them cleaned and descaled a couple of months ago but even this didnt help. I have been told that his bad breath could be coming from his gut, rather than his mouth/teeth. Would this product help?

  • Veterinary Advisor

This would be a good product to try. Sometimes dogs get bad breath due to licking their anal glands if they tend to get a bit full and uncomfortable which leads to unpleasant breath. This product will not only promote the correct gut flora but may firm up his faeces a bit and help to empty his anal glands without him needing to lick them (if of course this is what he is doing). Either way I would give this product a try and see how you get on. Daily teeth cleaning with dog specific toothpaste may be helpful too.

Would protexin bio premium suitable for weight gain?

20th Jul 2016
Claudia Burwitz
  • VioVet Customer Since: November 2007
  • From: , United Kingdom

My 4 year old Tibetan terrier has lost over 1 kg in weight through an acute outburst of pancreatitis nearly two months ago. The various blood test during and after this episode revealed that he does not suffer from epi or diabetes. Still he struggles to put the weight back on despite the increase in his food amount. He is otherwise fine in himself. So I wondered if the protexin would help to put his weight back on?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Depending on the severity of the pancreatitis there may also have been some inflammation of other organs in the abdomen and disruption of gut flora. This may well take some time to settle down. The Protexin Bio-Premium will help to re-establish healthy gut flora and allow your dog to more efficiently digest and absorb the nutrients he needs, in turn helping to put his weight back on. In some cases however, a leaner dog is preferable to avoid high levels of fat in the blood and a subsequent pancreatitis. It may also be worth checking your dog is up to date with worming as this is another common cause for weight loss or not putting on weight.

Ingredients

24th Apr 2016
Jen

Hi
Could you list the ingredients in this product please? My dog is on an elimination diet - white fish & potato for undiagnosed and ongoing stomach problems, and I think including pro and prebiotics might help, but I just need to know full ingredients.
Thanks

  • Non-Executive Director

The ingredients are as follows. They should not interfere with the exclusion diet you are using for your dog.

Brewers' yeast, L-glutamine (30%), Preplex prebiotic (Fructo-oligosaccharide) Amino acid: L-threonine (12%)

Enterococcus faecium (DSM 10663/ NCIMB 10415) 4b1707
2 x 1011 CFU/kg; 2 x 108 CFU/g

Technological Additives
Kaolin, Preplex prebiotic - Acacia (Gum arabic)

Is it safe to give with Palladia?

4th Jan 2016
Greg Eden
  • VioVet Customer Since: September 2015
  • From: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Is it safe yo take with Palladia & steroids?

  • Non-Executive Director

It is perfectly safe to give this product along with Palladia & steroids.

Suitable for puppies?

13th Sep 2015
Sue Stevenson
  • VioVet Customer Since: April 2014
  • From: East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

My daughter has a 6 month old cocker spaniel puppy who is fed on raw food and orijen. He seems to have soft/loose stools at times and the vet recommend pro/prebiotics. Do you think this product would be suitable?

  • Non-Executive Director

This is just the sort of product your vet intended and I would agree it seems very appropriate for this dog.

SYI

10th Aug 2015
Jenna

I have a 5 year old rescue Akita who has suffered for years with skin problems. He has finally been diagnosed with a systemic yeast infection and also carries MRSP. His diet changed to raw around 3 months ago eradicating all starches, carbs and sugars from his diet. He made a massive improvement but still carrys excessive amounts of yeast. I have been bathing him in Neem which has made a difference but his immunity is clearly compromised. Would this help the gut flora be better balanced and in turn help with the SYI? He's currently on apoquel. Many thanks

  • Non-Executive Director

There is a good chance that this product could contribute usefully to the health and natural balance of your dog's intestine. This might in turn help the overall health of your dog, as indeed might the change in diet you have already made. Having said that, I would say that I would question if your dog has any sort of yeast infection. A yeast overgrowth affecting the skin surface is possible and quite common. Occasionally this can occur in the gut, but neither of these are truly systemic in the correct medical sense and the diagnosis of systemic yeast infection is often rather dubious. I would have to question where and how the yeast organisms have been identified to be living. If this is on the skin surface, then appropriate treatment will still involve topical skin products, though the change in diet may well help significantly too. If this remains inadequate, then if you have not already done so, I would suggest you take your dog to see a good specialist veterinary dermatologist. The Protexin product will however do no harm and might well improve the intestinal health.

Loose Stools

1st Aug 2015
Aljames

My rescue dog has been with us for 4 weeks now & has settled into her new life. She is fed 2 tins dog meat a day & biscuit supplements. She has for the past few days had loose stools even leaving 'accidents' in the house at night. Is Protexin a recommended product to aid forming hard stools?

  • Marketing Analyst

Hi,

I've contacted Protexin directly regarding your enquiry and they've replied with the following:

"Protexin Bio-Premium of Dogs is a general probiotic supplement for dogs. If it is a gut dysbiosis causing loose stools then this product will help, it does not however contain any ingredients specifically to harden stools. Pro-Kolin+ would be the product of choice if the pet is suffering from acute diarrheoa, or Pro-Fibre if the pet is otherwise healthy but producing loose stools. Pro-Fibre contains a combination of probiotics, prebiotics and mixed fibres for a healthy gut and firm stools."