Poop // signs // postbiotics vs probiotics // BC

Is Your Dog’s Poop … Bad? It Could Be Worse Than You Think

The 5 Silent Distress Signals

Smelly, soft, runny, mushy, and sometimes even diarrhea. That’s bad poop.

Other common digestion problems also include:

  • Excessive farting and smelly farts
  • Irregular or slow digestion
  • Etc.

These aren’t just smelly, annoying and uncomfortable, but are a clear sign that there’s a problem in your dog’s gut.

Poor Digestion Leads to Serious Health Issues

Poor digestion can lead to more serious issues, like:

  • Nutrition deficiencies, due to malabsorption of nutrients
  • Weight loss or weight gain, if the metabolism is disrupted
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort can lead dogs to behavioral changes like lethargy and irritability
  • Weakened immune system
  • Chronic health problems, like pancreatitis, liver disease or inflammatory bowel disease

So, if you spot any poor digestion signs, you need to act now.

But What is Really the Problem?

There could be multiple root causes for digestion issues, but one of the most common ones is an unbalanced gut.

Inside our dogs (and humans, too), is an entire city filled with good bacteria, bad bacteria and yeast. This is known as the gut microbiome.

Everything in the gut microbiome is meant to work well together. BUT, like cities can get overpuplated and filled with pollution, so can our dog’s gut microbiome.

That happens when bad bacteria and yeast outnumber the good bacteria.

Fortunately there are clinically proven solutions that works.

Support Your Dog’s Gut with Postbiotics

Postbiotics maintain a good bacterial balance in your dog’s gut. 

Adding postbiotics to your dog’s diet will ensure that the good bacteria in the gut outnumber the bad bacteria, and prevent the bad bacteria from causing havoc in your dog’s body.

This surge of support is designed to re-balance your dog’s gut and promote a healthy, happy dog - free from constant health issues.

Why Postbiotics and Not Probiotics?

  1. As shown by laboratory testing, probiotics rarely survive the dog treat production process. Even if you think you’re giving your dog probiotics, chances are those probiotics are already dead and don’t work.
  2. It’s the postbiotics that actually slow down the growth of bad bacteria in your dog’s gut. Getting postbiotics into your dog’s gut is anyway the ultimate goal when taking probiotics. Taking postbiotics will deliver the “goods” straight into your dog’s gut.

Are There Clinically Proven Postbiotics?

The problem with pet supplements is that most products are based on ingredients that have no real studies behind them. To really help your dog, go with clinically validated ingredients.

Here are two postbiotics that are extensively clinically studied:

  • Epicor Pets has been tested in over 18 clinical studies to prove that it supports a healthy and varied microbiota, a strong immune system and digestion that runs like clockwork. 
  • Bifidobacterium animalis BPL in clinically proven to increase helpful microbiota and also support your dog’s metabolic health (to reduce the risk of conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, liver disease).