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.
|Weight of Dog ||Amount |
|<15kg ||Half Scoop (2g) |
|15-30kg ||Level Scoop (4g) |
|>30kg ||Heaped Scoop (5g) |
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Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Protexin Bio-Premium for Dogs, including answers from our team.
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Would protexin bio premium suitable for weight gain?
20th Jul 2016
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?
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.
24th Apr 2016
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.
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
Kaolin, Preplex prebiotic - Acacia (Gum arabic)
Is it safe to give with Palladia?
4th Jan 2016
VioVet Customer Since: September 2015
From: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Is it safe yo take with Palladia & steroids?
It is perfectly safe to give this product along with Palladia & steroids.
Suitable for puppies?
13th Sep 2015
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?
This is just the sort of product your vet intended and I would agree it seems very appropriate for this dog.
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
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.
1st Aug 2015
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?
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."
Different pro and prebiotics
29th Jul 2015
VioVet Customer Since: February 2013
From: Battersea, United Kingdom
My gsd has EPI, amongst other medications and specialised diet he daily has prokolin enterogenic sachets and fortiflora in his food.
If change onto protexin biopremium would it provide the equivalent gut balance?
Is this product just as cm only used for EPI as the products I use now.
All these products are different in some ways, though similar in others. All of them are potentially of benefit and are sometimes used to help with EPI. How exactly any one dog responds is down to various individual factors and so you only know how effective things will be if you try them. Potentially Bio-Premium should be adequate as a pre and pro-biotic and you should not need the others, but you would have to test this for yourself. Adequate enzyme supplementation is usually the most crucial treatment provision in EPI. If symptomatically your dog is not doing as you would wish, increasing the dose of enzymes is usually the most effective measure.
Difference between Pro-Soluble and Bio-Premium?
28th Jul 2015
VioVet Customer Since: July 2015
From: Kent, United Kingdom
What's the difference between Bio-Premium and the Pro-Soluble?
Pro-Soluble is an older product that contains only a probiotic on a dextrose base, it dissolves in water.
Bio-Premium contains the same probiotic as Pro-Soluble, however it is a more advanced product also containing a prebiotic, amino acids threonine and glutamine which all aid in digestive health.
Both products are suitable for long term probiotic supplementation, however Bio Premium is optimized for digestive health.
Quality dog food
28th Jan 2015
Fokel De Vries
VioVet Customer Since: July 2014
From: Cumbria, United Kingdom
Referring to my first question about this product. I am feeding my dogs Orijen which I believe is one of the best dry dog foods available. 80% meat contents and no wheat or rice. Or is this too rich for his condition?
Thank you for your previous answer. I will try the Protexin Bio-premium for dogs.
Whenever you change a dog's diet you should do this gradually over a period of about a week, progressively shifting the proportions. Orijen should be good for your dog and is unlikely to be too rich. I hope he does well.
Chronic erosive colitis
17th Jan 2015
Fokel De Vries
VioVet Customer Since: July 2014
From: Cumbria, United Kingdom
After a long journey with our oldest whippet he was found to have a benign tumor in his lower intestine. This was removed in a clinic in St. Helens but the secondary diagnosis was the above because it took 6 months and fortnightly trips to the vets to find out what was wrong with him. He has been on first antibiotics and then on steroids which has added much to his weight. I have been weaning him of the steroids and meanwhile giving him different Protexin products. He was on 1 steroid tablet every 5 days but I couldn't get to 1 in 6 days untill I started to give him Synbiotic D-C. He now has the odd steroid tablet every fortnight and is loosing weight. So I am over the moon with Synbiotic D-C but am wondering if Bio-premium will do the same and work out cheaper. If not I will stick to giving him what I am giving him now. Just wondered because he will have to use it for the rest of his life and Bio-premium would save on costs.
This is something which is hard to predict, but it is OK to try different products and see what works best. I am surprised you cannot stop the steroids completely, but you will have to judge it. If I were you, I would try the Bio-Premium and keep trying to stop the steroids. Make sure the basic diet is the best quality you can afford, with a high meat and low cereal content if possible.