Our In-House Vet Dr Barbara Fougere BSc BVMS (Hons) MODT MHSc (Herb Med) BHSc (Comp Med) Grad Dip Herb Med, Grad Dip VCHM, Grad Dip VWHM, Grad Dip VA gives advice on gut health. Just like human health, a healthy digestive system is crucial for the overall well-being of our furry companions. Dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies all depend on a well-functioning gut to absorb essential nutrients, maintain a strong immune system, and ensure proper digestion. One key component in promoting gut health in pets is dietary fiber and its effect on the microbiome. The Importance of Fiber and the Microbiome for Gut Health Fiber plays a pivotal role in maintaining optimal gut health by providing a range of benefits: Digestive Regularity: Fiber helps regulate bowel movements by adding bulk to the stool, preventing constipation, and promoting regularity in your pet’s digestion.Nutrient Absorption: A healthy gut lining is essential for absorbing nutrients from food. Fiber aids in this process by promoting a thriving gut microbiome and preventing inflammation or damage to the intestinal lining.Weight Management: Fiber helps control appetite by providing a sense of fullness. This can be particularly beneficial in managing weight, whether you have an overweight pet or want to maintain a healthy weight.Blood Sugar Control: Some fibers, like Psyllium Husk, can help regulate blood sugar levels in pets, which is particularly important for those with diabetes or at risk of developing the condition.Gut Microbiome Support: Fiber serves as a prebiotic, by feeding the beneficial bacteria in the gut. A balanced gut microbiome is essential for immune function and overall health. Fibiotic Pro: A Gut Health Solution Fibiotic Pro is a powerful dietary supplement formulated to support gut health in dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies. Its unique composition includes a blend of natural ingredients carefully chosen for their digestive benefits. Let’s take a closer look at its key components: D-GEST-GARD® Proprietary Blend: This blend combines Oat Bran, Artichoke, Pumpkin Seed, and Lemongrass to provide a diverse range of fiber sources that promote digestive regularity and support a healthy gut environment.Psyllium Husk: Known for its high soluble fiber content, Psyllium Husk aids in regulating bowel movements and promoting overall gut health.Nutritional Yeast: a source of B-vitamins, contributes to a well-balanced diet and supports a healthy gut microbiome.Bentonite Clay: Bentonite clay can help detoxify the digestive tract by binding to toxins and impurities such as aflatoxins that can occur in dried kibble, promoting a clean and healthy gut environment.Chia Seed: Chia seeds provide omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, helping to support digestive health and maintain a glossy coat in pets.Blueberry Fruit Extract: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the gut from oxidative damage and support a strong immune system.Para-Probiotics: Lactobacillus helveticus is a proven strain of probiotics that can help balance the gut microbiome and improve digestive health. Incorporating Fibiotic Pro into your pet’s diet can have a profound impact on their gut health. The diverse blend of fiber sources, prebiotics, para-Probiotics and beneficial ingredients in Fibiotic Pro provides comprehensive support for digestive regularity, nutrient absorption, weight management, blood sugar control, and a thriving gut microbiome. By prioritizing your pet’s gut health, you are ensuring a happier gut and healthier life for your companion.