Probiotics for your pooch
Posted on September 03 2021
Probiotics for your pooch
So What is a Probiotic?
Well it’s any kind of supplement that contains live microorganisms that aim to improve health. Take for example if your dog has diarrhea, the cause could be anything from stress, taking antibiotics, change of diet or infection of some kind. Even after the cause is sorted out, the upset tummy could still continue which is no fun for anyone. A probiotic can help to boost the number of good bacteria in the gut which then can beat the bad bacteria and get your pooch back to feeling in top form.
How can probiotics help your dog's health? Help with digestion issues - Did you know that dogs can get IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) too? Well probiotics can help with IBS as well as gas, bloating, bad breath and other digestive issues by balancing out the good bacteria.
Support health when using antibiotics - Just like us, antibiotics can cause havoc on your fur babies gut. Antibiotics kill off not only the bad, but also the good bacteria so giving your dog probiotics whilst on antibiotics and after treatment will help to put the good ones back in again.
Boost your pups immune system and help with allergies and skin irritations - If your dog gets sick a lot, has allergies, yeast infections or skin irritations it’s a good chance that their immune system is low. Probiotics can help to boost your dog's overall immunity, decrease inflammatory responses, and even reduce the amount of time your dog is sick with respiratory diseases like kennel cough. 70% of the immune system comes from gut health so you want to keep it healthy in both you and your pooch. A healthy gut = a healthy dog
Reduce depression and separation anxiety - Although it may not seem like our furry friends get depressed, they can and some don’t cope well when left alone, especially after all the time we’ve spent at home with them in lockdown. Probiotics help minimise stress neuro-transmitters which minimises depression and anxiety.
Probiotics can also help with boosting your dog's metabolism, giving your dog more energy, help them maintain a healthy weight or even help with weight loss by reducing the cholesterol and helping your pup feel fuller for longer.
Synbiotic is a probiotic supplement for pets. It's unique formulation contains 9 strains of beneficial bacteria, with natural prebiotic (chicory root extract) and digestive enzymes. 180 million CFU/g concentration of beneficial bacteria ensures optimum immune system and digestive support.
Enzymes directly improve digestion of foods, crucial for animals recovering from stress and injury.
- For all animal species, including domestic pets, livestock, small animals & reptiles.
- For use in times of stress, illness, injury, post antibiotic treatment or as a daily supplement to support the immune and digestive systems
- 180 million CFU/g concentration of beneficial bacterias
Addiction Pet Food goes further for your pets by literally going to the ends of the earth – New Zealand. One of the cleanest countries in the world to source the purest and freshest ingredients, New Zealand gives us a nutritional edge over other pet foods. Our ingredients are ethically sourced and manufactured under the strictest standards at our technologically advanced plant located in the Bay of Plenty. Our pet food is free from added artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, giving your dogs the optimal nutrition they need.
All three of these flavours of Addiction have a high level of antioxidants and probiotics in their food to help your furry pal. This is a great way to get a daily amount of probiotics into your pooch without an extra supplement to remember to give them.
- Prep Time: 17 mins
- Pickling time: 20 days
- Servings: 30
- 1 head Cabbage small, organic
- 3 ea Carrots organic, optional
- 1 tbs Sea Salt
- Using a food processor, finely chop the cabbage (and the carrots if added). The carrots will give your sauerkraut a sweeter flavor.
- Place all chopped ingredients in a glass bowl in layers. Sprinkle a bit of the sea salt on top of each layer, until it's all gone.
- Using your well-washed hands, massage the salted chopped ingredients together for approximately 10 minutes. Water will produce from the mixture - this is good, do not toss this out.
- Wash your hands and cover the massaged cabbage mixture in the glass bowl with a towel. Let it stay like this for 30 minutes.
- Spoon cabbage mixture into fermenting jars. Push them down with a tamper. Use the cabbage mixture water to evenly cover the ingredients in the jars. Place a glass weight on top of the ingredients. If you need a little more water, add filtered water. Make sure that all cabbage mix ingredients are under the water by about 2cm.
- Place a fermenting top on each jar and seal tight. Remove the air from the cabbage mixture packed fermenting jars.
- Put the jars in a dark, cool place where the temperature never gets above 20 degrees.
- Allow to sit for 21 days. Once opened, keep in a refrigerator and use within two weeks. The refrigerator temperature stops the fermentation process. You can also freeze the sauerkraut for up to 2 months.
- When you make this recipe, ensure that everything is clean at all times, including your hands.
- Make sure that the cabbage mixture is below the water.