Of All Supplements, Why Probiotics?
During a nutrition consultation, our pet nutritionists will always ask what supplements a dog is currently taking. We get every answer from, “there are supplements for pets?” to “here’s an alphabetized list, sub-categorized by supplement type."
Allow us to simplify and give you confidence all at the same time.
The Happiness Supplement
Not many people realize that most of your pet’s serotonin (the mood boosting, happy chemical) is made in the gut and not the brain. Microbes help produce serotonin in gut. It is estimated that 90% of the body's serotonin is made in the digestive tract! A healthy gut can actually lead to a happier pet.
This is all aside from the idea that a healthy gut will also eliminate several major health issues causing your dog distress and discomfort. That's a happiness all its own.
If you haven't already implemented a probiotic supplement for your pup we'd be surprised. It's likely the number-one supplement you should be considering for a dog.
However, we'd also be rather surprised if the probiotic marketed to you worked as well as you hoped it would. Here's why:
Your Dog's Gut
Your dog's gut is a smattering of many different types of bacteria. To simplify everything: some bacteria are good and help the rest of the body function smoothly. Some are bad, causing disfunction.
Imagine the gut bacteria are at war. If we send in more good bacteria (aka probiotic supplements) than bad, the bad bacteria eventually become overwhelmed by the good.
The problem? The negative power of the food/treats/table scraps most dogs are accustomed to far outweighs the power of our little probiotic supplements. And most probiotic supplements for dogs are too weak and fragile to even make it to the colon where they'll be used.
The resulting gut microbiomes are packed with bad bacteria, because they feed on these foods/treats/table scraps. The good bacteria, even with reinforcement troops, never stand a chance.
Some symptoms of an unhealthy gut are these:
Vomiting | Allergies | Loose Stools | Diarrhea | Skin Issues | Anxiety | Weight Issues (over or underweight)
This is really the tip of the iceberg in regards to gut-related issues that could stem from a microbiome overpopulated by yeast (the bad bacteria).
What's the Answer?
When your dog's gut is unhappy, it's likely a result of the poor nutrition he/she is getting. Don't worry, it's not your fault. No matter how many medals and accolades are on the front of your dog food bag, the likelihood is that it's causing a yeast (bad bacteria) growth extravaganza.
In the Wild Biome Protocol, we'll cut the yeast off at the source: their food. Given very specific information we request of you via a survey, our nutritionists will personally recommend three options to replace your food to something gut approved.
From there, we'll eliminate the yeast plaguing the gut, and then refill it with the probiotics from our DT-Synbiotic 1 that will make your dog's gut sing. Though it does take some time and care, it's a very simple process that will leave your vet bills much smaller (or nonexistent), and your pup much livelier and happy than he has been in years.