The microbiome is often known as the forgotten organ and it plays a huge role in the health of the animal it lives in.
The microbiome is found internally and externally. It modulate's the immune system which is being constantly exposed to bad things. The microbiome can be disrupted by a number of factors including prolonged periods of stress, large amounts of starch in a dogs diet, processed foods, infections, radiation, use of antibiotics or other drugs. This damage is called dysbiosis which often goes hand in hand with leaky gut.
Common causes of dysbiosis in modern dogs is the fact that kibble diets are sterile which means they contain no probiotics. Sterility also kills off the beneficial bacteria. If animal's aren't replenishing the beneficial bacteria in the gut then the pathogenic bacteria can start to colonize causing dysbiosis!
Immune experts believe that dysbiosis and leaky gut can be the cause of nearly all auto immune diseases such as, skin diseases, thyroid, joints, heart, spinal cord, eyes or brain, IBD, collapsing trachea, liver, kidney and pancreatic disorders!
What are some things you can add to your pet's diet to prevent or treat leaky gut?
- Bone Broth contains collagen which can help tighten these junctions! It also helps to increase the absorption of nutrients and creates a good environment for gut flora to thrive in.
- Adored Beast Gut Soothe has a blend of herbs and pre & probiotics that soothe and replenish the lining of the bowel while fighting yeast and combats unhealthy bacteria.
- Adored Beast Healthy Gut helps rebalance and cultivate proper growing conditions for friendly digestive flora destroyed through antibiotics and toxins, while aiding in the digestion of food and supporting a healthy immune system.
- Adored Beast liver tonic helps regenerate healthy cells and boosts the organs ability to filter toxins from the blood.
Starting from a diet that is free of processing and fillers, that your dog or cat doesn't need is the best place to start your pet's health on the right paw! If you want to switch your dog or cat on a balanced raw diet, come to Poochie Moochie Edmonton and find out how to start! Or contact us here with any questions!