Prebiotics Help A Healthy, Normal Gut Microbiome

A pile of psyllium husks in a spoon and bowl on the table

Prebiotics supplements are not utilized by the dog but are foods that feed probiotics to support their growth and well-being.  Since probiotics are known to help maintain normal digestive health and support the immune system, ensuring their viability and growth helps your dog.

What Are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are sugars, carbohydrates, plant fibers that are not digested by the dog and fermentation products like MOS (mannan-oligosaccharides) that are fermented by good bacteria in the gut.  A by-product of this fermentation is the production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are absorbed and utilized by the dog to promote a healthy gut.

Common Prebiotics to Support Normal Gut Bacteria

Here are a few common prebiotics that are utilized in supplementing canine diets to support probiotics.

  • Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) – a short chain sugar easy for bacteria to digest
  • Inulin – oligosaccharide that is sourced primarily from chicory root 
  • Mannnan-oligosaccharides (MOS) – Sourced from Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast, helps normalize gut microflora and support normal digestive health
  • Pectin
  • Psyllium

Which Product Contains A Prebiotic?

Our Fortitude® Canine w/Algal DHA is formulated with the prebiotic inulin to help feed and support natural gut bacteria that help maintain normal digestive health and a healthy immune system.

Find The Right Product For You

Thanks to over 40 years of experience in the industry, we are accustomed to creating healthy, natural supplements that meet animal health and performance needs.  You can learn more about our products by contacting us online or giving us a call.  We’ll be happy to help you find a product that meets your animal’s unique health and wellness needs.