Our immune system begins in our gut. It’s responsible for 70% - 80% of our immunity. And if our gut microbiome is poor, health will suffer.
What things can sabotage the gut microbiome?
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- Exposure to pesticides (can be sprayed on lawns but is also found in our food supply and water)
If your dog suffers from poor GI health, it might be time for a “reset.” Keep in mind that with any reset, patience is key. It took time to break down the microflora, and it will take time to repair. But if you stick with any 1 of our suggestions, we know your pet will show major improvements
ION* Gut Support for Pets
Through the use of humic extract, ION* Gut Support for Pets helps to repair and strengthen the gut lining. When the gut lining is healthy, critical vitamins and nutrients are absorbed. This supports biodiversity of the microbiome.
Glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in pesticides, has been found in most pet foods. Not only does glyphosate damage gut cells, but it can trigger zonulin. This isn't good since zonulin can weaken the microbiome. By using ION* Gut Support for Pets, it can help protect your pet from zonulin damage.
By strengthening the GI tract with ION* Gut Support for Pets, the kidney is also supported. It helps to protect and strengthen the tight junctions, which reduces kidney damage.
Once the gut starts to heal, the diversity in gut microbiome can strengthen the immune system.
When using ION* Gut Support for Pets, other positive changes can occur, such as:
- Better poops
- Improved mood
- Better energy levels
- Shiny, fuller coats
- Less reactions to common allergens
We saw improvements in both our cat and 2 dogs within a few weeks of starting *ION Gut Support.
And after using ION* Gut Support for 1 month, my 18 year old, arthritic cat started doing morning zoomies. It has been 7 months of using ION*, and I’m happy to report that my cat still enjoys his morning zoomies.
Use code WEEWEE to save 15% off your order at ION*. Besides Pet Support, they also have several products for humans, which we use too.
If you’d like to read more about ION*, click here.
Just Thrive Just Pets Probiotic
Another way to repair the gut microbiome is through the use of probiotics. But we’re not talking about any probiotics. We're talking about supercharged, spore-based probiotics.
We didn’t realize how much Just Thrive Just Pets would help until we started using it. This is a game changer!
Regular probiotics are made up of good bacteria found within the GI tract. But if the probiotics aren’t balanced, they can do more harm than good.
Finding a balance is key to regenerating the microbiome. And what I like about Just Thrive is that they’ve done the research on all their products.
Just Thrive uses spore-based probiotics which survives the harsh stomach acid. This means the full dose of probiotics makes it to the intestines where it can work.
Just Thrive Just Pets uses 3 super-strands that are not found in any other pet probiotic. This makes it a powerful, healing trio.
If you haven’t noticed a difference with your regular probiotic, it may be time for a change.
With Just Pets, I noticed a change in my pet’s health within the first week of use! And to be honest, they detoxed out a lot of bad stuff when starting but that meant it was working!
Don’t be alarmed if this happens to your pet. This is normal. If we don’t get rid of the bad, how can we see improvements?
After a month of using Just Pets probiotic, we noticed the following:
- Better poops
- Shiny, fuller fur
- Less allergies
- Improved energy
I saw the most improvement with Just Pets in my dog, Phoenix, who has a long history of antibiotic use. The first 2 months of use, he was detoxing out a lot of bad stuff, which was good! And once the bad stuff was out, he was able to replenish the good bacteria.
For the first time in years, Phoenix has consistent, good poops! His immune system is strong and has been illness-free for almost a year. And he’s able to enjoy an array of fruits and veggies, which wasn’t possible before Just Pets. The best part of Phoenix’s success story is that he’s weaning off several of his long-term medications.
Use code WEEWEE to save 15% off your order at Just Thrive. In addition to Just Pets, Just Thrive has several products for supporting human gut and immune health. (We've loved everything that we’ve tried).
To learn more about Just Thrive products, click here.
Animal Biome - Doggy Biome
If your pet has been on many antibiotics throughout the years, the microbiome has suffered. Antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria, which weakens the gut. To replenish the gut flora quickly, try a fecal transplant.
Doggy Biome capsules contain canine fecal material. It's sourced from healthy donors who are in good health (pathogen-free and parasite-free).
Doggy Biome comes in easy-to-swallow capsules. Give 1-2 capsules daily.
Start off slow with 1 capsule daily for several days. Increase to 2 capsules daily, as tolerated, until the bottle is finished.
Test your dog’s poop 2 weeks after finishing the fecal transplant capsules. The results can determine where extra support is needed to balance the microbiome.
My dog, Phoenix, has been on antibiotics most of his life. Doggy Biome helped to get his gut microbiome balanced.
To read more about Doggy Biome, click here.
Depending on your pet’s health history, you may not need all these products. Using 1 of these products will help to repair and restore the gut microbiome. It could be beneficial to switch out products every few months to help diversify the gut.
These products are proven to change your pet’s health for the better. By improving the gut microflora, it strengthens the immune system and enhances mood. Isn’t your pet worth it?
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