• Dr. Katie Woodley

What You Need to Know About Probiotics For Your Dog and Cat's Health

Updated: Feb 26

What happens if your pet's microbiome is off?

Nourishing your pet's gut health is essential to healing and preventing disease. The microbiome is an important part of your dog and cat's overall immune health. It can affect every tissue in your pet's body!⁠

These bacteria assist in the digestion of nutrients, synthesize vitamins, prevent infection, and impact the overall immune system. Those tiny bacteria are very powerful and important for your pet's overall health.⁠

However, many pets are dealing with dysbiosis, where the good bacteria levels in their GI tract are not at optimal levels, which is leading to many of the chronic conditions that are happening in many of our pets. Allergies, cancer, arthritis, amongst other diseases can be the result of a leaky gut.⁠

Many of the conventional drugs that are given to help your pet stop itching or to treat an infection will directly impact the levels of good bacteria in your pet. If we're not replacing the good bacteria or feeding the microbiome the right foods, your pet will continue to show symptoms.⁠

This is the vicious cycle of going back and forth to the veterinary clinic for the same problem, spending lots of money and watching your pet be miserable. It's frustrating for you as a pet parent and the veterinarian.⁠

However, there are many ways that you can support your pet's health through diet and introducing supplements, like probiotics. Make sure you watch the video to learn more and take the next steps to ensure your pet's gut health is thriving to help prevent disease and help your pet live a long and vibrant life.


In this video, you'll learn how to optimize your pet's gut health through probiotics and diet:

  • What is the microbiome

  • How do beneficial bacteria help our pet's bodies

  • How can probiotics help your pet's gut health

  • What are the different types of probiotics

  • What is happening if your pet develops side effects when you give probiotics

  • What dose of probiotics are best

  • How diet can support the microbiome

  • What prebiotics can you give to help your pet's digestion

  • What brands are recommended and why

Comment below on what you found the most eye-opening for your pet's health.

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*Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Dr. Katie Woodley cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make medical recommendations for your pet without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship.

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