Whether your pet has a sensitive stomach or is perfectly regular, helping to maintain their digestive health is always a good idea. The digestive system is often the key to telling how your pet is doing, health wise. Plus, at a time of a lot of stress, like back to school with its new schedules, vacations ending and new visitors, making sure your pet’s digestion remains consistent is key.
Kriser’s has put together a handful of options for maintaining all furry tummies – not just during busy times. These items are great for a wide array of issues, regularity, gas, and just general wellness; they even help your pet get more out of the food they’re consuming! You’ll see some repetition in what these products do and how they help your pet, but every product (and every pet) works a bit differently, so you may need a combination to help with whatever is ailing your furry friend. Ultimately, our pets need a great balance of probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes and fiber to make sure they keep feeling great.
Talk to a Kriser’s Pack Member about which is best for your dog or cat’s needs and tastes, and read on for a few of our faves.
ANIMAL ESSENTIALS PLANT ENZYMES & PROBIOTICS
It’s one of our favorite products in the store because it has dual benefits: delivering both probiotics and enzymes, in a quick powder that you sprinkle over the top of food once a day—just 1/4 teaspoon per 30 lbs of weight. Probiotics are consumed and go directly into the gut to repopulate the good bacteria. These desirable bacteria inhibit the growth of bad bacterial in the intestine, thereby maintaining the balance of intestinal flora. Enzymes are transported into the gut to help catalyze the breakdown of food into simplified nutrients that can be utilized by the body. Note: enzymes are not stored and must be consumed with each meal, so try to maintain a regular feeding of this amazing supplement. This product is perfect for pets who are finicky about things being added to their food.
IN CLOVER OPTAGEST
This odorless, tasteless, fine white powder is sprinkled over food to provide prebiotics and enzymes to your pet. Prebiotics act as a food source for the already existing native good bacteria in the gut, encouraging the optimal and healthy growth of desirable bacteria, maintaining the balance of intestinal flora. Enzymes are transported into the gut to help catalyze the breakdown of food into simplified nutrients that can be utilized by the body. This is a great choice for those pets who are being fed raw diets, raw goat’s milk or green tripe, foods that are already rich in natural probiotics.
PRIMAL FROZEN RAW GOAT MILK
Defrost this bottle of frozen goat milk and add it to your pets meal, or offer it alone as a delicious treat. Goat’s milk is a rich source of naturally occurring probiotics and enzymes (additional probiotics are added to increase efficacy), and these probiotics go directly into the gut to repopulate the good bacteria. These desirable bacteria inhibit the growth of putrid bacterial in the intestine, thereby maintaining the balance of intestinal flora. Enzymes are transported into the gut to help catalyze the breakdown of food into simplified nutrients that can be utilized by the body. This is perfect for pets who need a little more moisture in their diet and/or for those who are finicky about things being added to their food. Plus you can refreeze it into Whimzees treats or Kongs for an icy cool late summer chew.
SUPERSNOUTS G.I. BALANCE
This orange powder can be rehydrated and mixed into food or fed dry if you so choose. A blend of natural ingredients work to help balance your pet’s sensitive tummy. Pumpkin works quickly and effectively to regulate digestion, since it’s a great source of balanced soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber attracts excess water, forms solid stools and slows digestion and while insoluble fiber bulks up stools aiding in the passage of waste more efficiently. Apple fiber is an added source of soluble fiber aiding in firming up loose stools. Ginger soothes the stomach and relieves nausea, while fennel helps to relieve gas and bloating. Agave inulin is a great source of prebiotics, which act as a food source for the native good bacteria in the gut, helping to maintain the balance of intestinal flora. This is perfect for pet’s who seem to have a few more stomach sensitivities than most and need some added fiber with their prebiotic supplement. If your pet is not on a raw diet we would consider pairing this with another digestive supplement containing enzymes for a complete and balanced digestive supplement.