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Protexin Pro-Fibre

  • Dogs/Cats » 500g Tub £11.69
  • Rabbits/Small Animals » 800g Tub £12.41

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Description

Protexin Pro-Fibre is a specially formulated dietary supplement rich in digestible fibre and probiotics. The product is highly palatable and is suitable for dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals and is designed to help support normal digestive function, while maintaining a sufficient level of fibre in the body.

Now more concentrated, a 500g pot will last approximately the same length of time as an 800g pot making it an ideal product for long term use.

Product Information

Profibre is a pelleted product for addition to the daily food of dogs & cats.

Containing fibre from several sources. Many modern dog or cat foods and methods of feeding often leave the dog or cat with insufficient fibre in its diet which may lead to alimentary problems, especially in the hind gut. It is suggested in some cases that impaction of the anal glands may be the result of insufficient dietary fibre.

The beneficial microorganisms contained in this product occur naturally in the gut of all healthy animals. Probiotics colonise the gut and help exclude potentially pathogenic bacteria. The fibre content of Pro-Fibre is multi-sourced and comprises both digestible and indigestible components. Higher fibre diets produce an increase in stool diameter which is important in triggering the emptying of the analsacs during defaecation.

Pellet Contents

Pro-Fibre is a palatable pellet containing:

  • Multi-source fibre
    High levels of both soluble and insoluble fibre with new fibre sources including psyllium and sugar beet pulp. Pro-Fibre now has higher levels of dietary fibre (45%) to help bulk the stools out.
  • Probiotics
    The EU-registered probiotic Enterococcus faecium (NCIMB 10415) E1707, to help repopulate the intestine with beneficial micro-organisms.
  • Preplex prebiotics
    A prebiotic, consisting of fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) and acacia (Gum arabic), to feed and stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria.
  • Artificial beef flavouring
    To improve palatability and compliance.

Given daily, Pro-Fibre can help to promote efficient digestion and avoid the problems associated with insufficient dietary fibre.

Feeding Guide

Add to the daily food for as long as considered necessary or as advised by your veterinary surgeon (measure enclosed).

Weight* Number of Measures
<5kg 1/2 measure (5g)
5-20kg 1 measure (10g)
20-35kg 2 measures (20g)
>35kg 3 measures (30g)

*Indicated Species: Dogs

Ingredients

Pro Fibre for Dogs/Cats

Additives:
Zootechnical Additives
Protexin probiotic
Enterococcus faecium (NCIMB 10415) E1707
1 x 1010 CFU/kg; 2 x 107 CFU/g

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

Composition:
Wheat feed, Alfalfa meal, Sugar beet, Psyllium husk, Wheat bran, Lignocellulose, Linseed, Preplex prebiotic (Fructo-oligosaccharide)

Rabbits/Small Animals

Additives:
Zootechnical Additives
Protexin probiotic
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (CNCM I-4407) 4b1702
1 x 1010 CFU/kg; 1 x 107 CFU/g

Technological Additives
Preplex prebiotic - Acacia (Gum arabic)

Composition:
Wheat feed, Soya bean hulls, Oat feed, Wheat bran, Grass meal, Sugar beet pulp, Brewers' yeast, Linseed, Cellulose, Preplex prebiotic (Fructo-oligosaccharide)

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Questions & Answers for Protexin Pro-Fibre

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Protexin Pro-Fibre, including answers from our team.

Ask Your Own Question

Suitable for cats with a grain allergy?

4th Aug 2016
Glenys
  • VioVet Customer Since: October 2011
  • From: Cheshire, United Kingdom

My cat has Inflammatory bowel disease and is on a home cooked diet, she is allergic to grain. Would this product be suitable for her. We have tried tinned pumpkin, but she isn't keen.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

This product does not contain any cereal grain and it should be ideal for your cat. However it is not possible to say with certainty that your cat will not react in some way to any of the ingredients, but that is the case with anything you try. Chances are it will be fine. Cats are of course notoriously fussy and she might not be keen on this either, but it is carefully prepared to be as palatable as possible. If you do try it, give just a very small amount at first and build up gradually to the amount needed to get the effect you want.

Suitable for SBS?

7th May 2016
Hayley Moore
  • VioVet Customer Since: April 2016
  • From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

My dog has recently had GI resection surgery and now has short bowel syndrome, I currently give him synbiotic daily and am wondering if this supplement would be beneficial and if it can be combined with synbiotic or if I should only give one or the other? Thanks

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

These products can be used together if you wish. The response is difficult to predict and will be affected by just what state your dog's intestine is in now. It is safe to try them and see what sort of response you get. The intestine might take a few days to adapt to any change which you make, so do not expect an immediate result.

Cat in diabetic remission - suitable?

31st Mar 2016
Julie Bailey
  • VioVet Customer Since: April 2011
  • From: Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Hi would this product be suitable for my diabetic cat, who is currently in remission. No insulin, high protein diet, now constipated. She had an enema on Tuesday, I would like to find something more natural to add to food.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

From what you have said, this is an appropriate product to add to your cat's diet and there is a good chance it will help the digestion. I would continue with the high protein diet too.

Cat's Diarreah

13th Mar 2016
Si Nia
  • VioVet Customer Since: March 2016
  • From: , United Kingdom

HI, I bought this product hoping that it would help my cat with extra good bacteria to stop her diarreah. I'm not sure if it's working as she seems to have more diarreah than before. It comes under probiotics and one of the reviews said it help her cat's diarrah to stop. That's why I bought it but now am worried I'm making things worst?!?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Diarrhoea can be caused by a great many different things and most cases tend to respond to similar basic treatments. However, that does not mean that every case will be helped by any particular thing, there is always some variability. Personally for cats I would not use a probiotic with extra fibre added; I think Protexin Pro-Kolin Enterogenic would be a more suitable supplement. If your cat is otherwise bright and well, I would combine that with a reduced food intake for a few days. It is very easy to overload the digestion when it is upset and by giving it less work to do, ie less food to digest, it can get back into control more quickly. I would have the amount of food given per day for a few days, and divide this into several small snacks per day. Each snack should consist of much less food than the cat wants to eat - you should not put so much down that it does not eat it all, even if it seems to be eating very little. It really does help to restrict the amount of food going in for a few days. If at any time your cat appears unwell in some other way in addition to having diarrhoea, such as being subdued or vomiting, then you should take it to your vet.

Colonitis

21st Jun 2015
S White
  • VioVet Customer Since: March 2015
  • From: Conwy, United Kingdom

My 1yr old collie has been diagnosed with colonitis which occurs when she becomes stressed or upset. She has been taking yumpro bioactive tablets to maintain a healthy gut for around 4 months but her stools are still quite loose sometimes. Would the added fibre in this benifit her? Thanks.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

This might well make a big difference, but you will have to try it to find out. The digestive process, especially in the large bowel, can be significantly affected by the amount of fibre present. I would certainly suggest trying this product, or alternatively trialing completely different diets instead. The Pro-fibre often does work in this sort of situation in fact.

What is the dosage for cats?

16th Jul 2014
Reb

Re ''feeding guide' under 'description', please can you advise what the dosage is for cats. Thank you for your assistance.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Most cats weigh about 5kg, so the dose would be half a scoop for the average cat, but up to a whole scoop daily for a very large cat. (Unlike pharmaceutical products, fibre supplements such as this do not have strict dose guidelines. The dose is not critical and the amount given can safely be adjusted according to the effect you notice, the "symptomatic response").