Keeping an eye on your dog’s digestion is very important for your dog’s well-being. Not only does the digestive system keep your dog healthy by absorbing nutrients but it also keeps them going, getting rid of the nasties and keeping the good electrolytes in and maintaining fluids. In order to keep our dog’s digestion healthy it is important to understand the benefit of probiotics and prebiotics (the substances that feed and sustain the probiotics and are often found in vegetables and fruit). A healthy balance of probiotics is necessary for your dog’s healthy digestion as is a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Failure to care for your dog’s digestion can lead to issues such as Leaky Gut Syndrome which is what we are focussing on below. Leaky Gut Syndrome You may think this refers to loose stools but it is rather a little more serious than this. An unhealthy mix of digestive (intestinal) flora can lead to issues such as Leaky Gut Syndrome, a syndrome that allows toxins and unwanted allergens to pass into the blood stream through the intestinal wall. A healthy intestine would not allow for this to happen, the thick layer of mucoid material and probiotics help keep this layer healthy. The healthy lining cells act almost as gatekeeper allowing the good nutrients to pass through and keeping the nasty ones out. Unfortunately, Leaky Gut Syndrome can damage this careful balance and can lead to many diseases and illnesses within dogs including food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune issues and even arthritis to name but a few. Some instances which can contribute to Leaky Gut Syndrome include, poor nutrition including processed and GMO foods, bacterial imbalance, stress, infectious agents and lack of fitness. Broadreach Nature Digestive Range We understand the huge importance in keeping your dog healthy and are extremely proud of our Award Winning Range, which is developed by veterinarians and nutritionists, using natural non GMO human grade products, has been created to help you provide the very best for your pet. It includes not only food and treats but also Probiotic and Daily Fibre Care (Fibiotic Pro), Probiotic Advanced (in 15, 30 and 60ml syringes) and Digestive care for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. Take a look at our full range here.