Probably the most influential system for the whole entire body, our microbiome (including our pets’ microbiome) is such a critical component for whole body health and here is why:
What it does:
Areas of microbial concentration in the body:
There is an exogenous and an endogenous microbiome, and the exogenous (external) affects the endogenous (internal) microbiome.
What affects the microbiome?
There are several key factors that affect the microbiome, such as;
Once we understand how and what exactly the microbiome affects, I feel we all would be paying a lot more attention to our pets’ microbiomes and even ours, here are some benefits of a healthy gut microbiome:
Whenever our beloved pets suffer from any kind of issues, you can be sure that there is an imbalance between the good anti-inflammatory bacteria and the bad pro-inflammatory bacteria.
Did you know there are anti-tumoral and pro-tumoral strains of bacteria? That’s right, there are strains that discourage tumor proliferation and there are bacteria strains that encourage it.
Some anti-tumoral strains are; lactobacillus casei, propionibacteria, gut bacteria spp.
Some pro-tumoral strains are; esherichia coli, shigella flexneri, fusobacterium nucleatrum, etc.
What To Do
It is so important to feed the gut in many ways, not just to diversify it, but to get the effects of ‘post-biotics’, which is the aftermath after a probiotic strain has colonized in the gut, and the wonderful after effects it has in the gut.
There are ways to help feed the gut, and there are also ways to diversify
it. We at Thrive4life Holistic Pet will help you choose the best route to take to help feed, nourish and balance your pet’s gut to further gain the benefits of proper immune function and health. Healing the gut can help with allergies, food sensitivities, detoxification and so much more!
We carry the best pre- and probiotics in the entire market that we proudly offer to our loyal customers, and make suggestions along the way based on the dog or cats’ individual needs.
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Lucy is an avid pet mom; with dogs, cats, goats and horses to keep her busy! All of her pet 'kids' are fed a species appropriate diet with proper supplementation so she can watch them thrive. Her expertise and experience lie in nutraceutical supplementation and is a health advocate for proper diet and nutrition. Her other passions in life are schutzhund and equestrian riding.