Dogs That Suffer from Chronic Digestive Disorders Should Be on a Probiotic #ad

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Remember! All my readers can receive 10% off by using this coupon code-mylifewdogs when you check out. (I do get a few pennies if you buy something from Imagilin).   

Dog meal routines should include probiotics.

I’ve written a lot about probiotics as Bruiser has: Irritable Bowel Disease, Bilious Vomiting Syndrome and Interdigital cysts. Yes, that it three chronic illnesses and he’s on a lot of medication. It’s not a joke when I tell you that probiotics are a crucial part of our nutrition and health/wellness plan.

I have not written about probiotics in a while though so I think we should quickly review what probiotics are and why your dog may benefit from them.

I break open the capsules and add it to their food each morning. This shows a combination of a supplement I give to Sherman and the MitoMax capsule add to his food bowl.

What are probiotics: 

Probiotics are composed of bacteria or yeasts that keep pets healthy and alive. And a large part of your immune system lives in your gut. GI health is super important! 70% of your immune system is located in your gut.

According to an article in BARK Magazine (2012) written by Elizabeth Kennedy, probiotics increase the activity or numbers of immune cells whose job it is to attack the invading pathogens.

I take a probiotic myself as I have some GI issues and I feel better. But why are probiotics smart to give your dogs?

Why? 

  • Age
  • Everyday stressors
  • A dog that has undergone antibiotic therapy and needs support to recover at the microbiotic level. Also, dogs taking steroids, NSAIDs, antifungals as all of these destroy the normal bacterial flora of the GI system.
  • Pets with IBD (Bruiser)
  • Travel and environmental changes.
  • Abrupt change in diet
  • And normal “pets” benefit from probiotics too!

 

We’re going to focus on the third point in the list above.

My dogs have been taking MitoMax. This is a patented plant-based (derived from wild grasses) probiotic. It naturally is able to survive fluctuating temperatures (even at extreme temperatures such as 100°F in the hot summer or freezing temperature lower than 32°F in the winter). It is shelf stable at room temperature for two years so it’s awesome for travel. Imagilin’s patented Pediococcus acidilactici strain(PA5051®)is resistant to stomach acid and is able to reach the small intestines and large intestines alive in order to have health benefits for dogs and cats.  PA5051® is unique when compared to other brands -I’ve written about it here.

It was announced in December that, MitoMax (probiotic PA5051®) made by Imagilin Technologies, has been issued a new patent as a method for treatment of chronic digestive diseases. The new patent covers both inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD) and nonspecific enteropathy (NEP), and can be used as a treatment for both humans and animals. The plant-based PA5051® probiotics has to be able to tolerate many compounds, including antibiotics, produced by various natural microorganisms to survive and multiply. This unique survival ability of PA5051® with different compounds allows users to be able to apply PA5051® with the prescription medicine, including antibiotics,  together. This becomes easy and convenient to feed dogs with MitoMax together with the drug treatment, especially for the dogs suffering from chronic diseases.

According to their press release, the newly issued patent adds to PA5051®’s portfolio of patents and expands the novel applications of PA5051® on reducing the side effects of prescription medicines such as steroids and immune suppressors. The recently issued patent extends the applications of the probiotic PA5051® for: decreasing both the dosages and application time of steroid and immune suppressor agents for autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammatory-like bowel disease, immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, or atopic dermatitis.

So Bruiser and dogs like him just won the lottery. My pack of three have all been taking MitoMax every morning for years and for Bruiser who takes Tylan Powder for IBD (an antibiotic) and steroids for his interdigital cysts he is a great example of a dog that ultimately benefits as the side effects of both of these are decreased thanks to his probiotic.

And I have a wonderful case study to share.

This shows the case of a dog with a severe skin disease called Atopic Dermatitis and the effect of Pediococcus.

Caption: Photo courtesy of Imagilin.

Dog was given Pediococcus in capsule form. His dosage: 4 capsules/2x daily for 45 days. This is remarkable!

My dogs literally are smelling the roses every day thanks to their probiotic!

Remember! All my readers can receive 10% off by using this coupon code-mylifewdogs when you check out. (I do get a few pennies if you buy something from Imagilin). 

Disclaimer: We receive a discount off our supplements from Imagilin as part of their blogger program in exchange for an honest review.  I only share information about products that I believe in and already fit into our doggie lifestyle and routine. I was compensated for this post and the above discount code is an affiliate link. 

I’m not a Vet so please check with your Vet or tech when you start looking start probiotics for various health conditions.

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There are 4 Comments

  1. Beth says:

    I’m glad that the probiotics are making a difference for Bruiser. The before and after of the dog with the skin disease is remarkable! I had no idea that probiotics could help with skin issues, I thought it was strictly for digestive issues.

  2. I give Shadow VetriScience’s probiotic chews three times a day. It’s the only way she’ll take them. (She refuses any/all food that has powder sprinkled on it.) The chews seem to help a little – and some times more than others; but better a little help than no help at all.

    • Oh, I’ve heard those chews are great! I’m so glad you mentioned those – I have a colleague looking for a chew alternate. Something is clearly better than nothing. Are those prescription? Thanks!

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