Sabal Chase Animal Clinic

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Bugs With Benefits: (Part 1 of 4)

In recent years, there has been a great deal of exciting new research on the role of probiotics in veterinary medicine.  Probiotics are the “good bacteria” that live in the intestinal tract and help to promote strong immune support and healthy digestion.  At Sabal Chase Animal Clinic, our probiotic of choice is Prostora, a live, active culture that comes in the form of a tasty treat.  Because the bifidia strain found in Prostora is canine derived, it is a better choice for our pets than products intended for humans.  While many yogurts boast live bifidia strains, most dogs and cats are lactose intolerant, and therefore unable to comfortably digest yogurt.  So who really benefits from this beneficial bacteria?

To be continued...!