Apart from the obvious mess, its more the discomfort and pain that animals suffer that we worry about most. Diarrhoea can be short term or long term, either way it needs to be addressed carefully. Once upon a time antibiotics were used to treat diarrhoea but now we need to be far more considerate of the potential problems that can arise from this shortcut. Antibiotic resistance is a big problem- where they will simply fail to work, and antibiotics can also lead to further imbalances in the natural bacteria that inhabit the bowel. Some animals can get worse during treatment or relapse after treatment. Because of these negative effects antibiotics should be avoided as routine treatment in pets with diarrhea, your veterinarian is the best person to advise for your particular situation. But do ask about alternatives. Fibiotic-Pro has been developed to support a healthy gut and for situations like the above. It is a palatable powder that is added to food. Now your veterinarian may advise a change in diet while treating the diarrhea. A highly digestible diet reduces the amount of undigested food that might allow an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut. Sometimes the diet needs to be limited to a single protein source especially if food sensitivities or food allergies are suspected. The Fibiotic-Pro powder can be added to food safely. Fibiotic_Pro contains prebiotics, these are indigestible carbohydrate sources that are used by bacteria to promote gut health. For example psyllium is a soluble and fermentable dietary fibre that promotes healthy bacteria in the gut, it can also bind bad bacteria and their byproducts helping to restore gut health. While it is useful when a pet has diarrhea , it is equally beneficial when a pet has constipation. The fibre helps regulate bowel movements. Just make sure they have access to fresh water or encourage them to drink more with broths to maintain hydration. And if your cat has hairballs, psyllium helps them to pass hairballs rather than throw them up! Another prebiotic in Fibiotic_Pro is oatbran which is a soluble fibre that bacteria like to ferment, improving gut health. Beta glucans that occur in oatbran also reduce inflammation in the gut. Artichoke, chia and pumpkin powder also provide a full spectrum of fibre sources that good bacteria like and provide a gentle gut support. Probiotics feed on prebiotics. Probiotics are bacteria and yeast that provide a health benefit too; they can help inhibit bad bacteria and improve the barrier protecting the gut from invasion of bad bacteria and they can also improve gut immunity. Parabiotics are bacteria or yeast that have been inactivated but retain all the benefits of probiotics. Fibiotic_Pro contains both saccharomyces and lactobacillus to provide a spectrum of parabiotic support for a healthy gut. Now what about the pain and discomfort? Your veterinarian may prescribe specific drugs to reduce pain and discomfort. For milder cases Fibiotic_Pro contains bentonite clay, which is traditionally used to treat diarrhea and bind toxins in the gut. It also contains blueberry powder and lemongrass, both these foods support the gut and may help reduce discomfort. Both are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant in nature and blueberry has shown some pain relieving properties while lemongrass is traditionally used to relieve spasm. If your pet looks sad and quiet, it might be pain so don’t risk their discomfort and make sure to check in with your vet. Fibiotic_Pro can be used alongside normal veterinary care and can be a way of avoiding antibiotics, but do ask your vet; there are times when antibiotics are very necessary and other times when you can take the Fibiotic nutritional approach. Either way Fibiotic-Pro can make a difference by supporting the good bacteria in the gut and promoting and maintaining a healthy gut generally and when there is diarrhea, constipation or other digestive complaints.