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Have you heard of the nutritional benefits of probiotics?
Did you know pets can take probiotics, too?

 

What are probiotics?
Probiotics are microorganisms (bacteria) that live in the intestines and aid in the proper digestion of food. The “healthy” bacteria also help to limit harmful bacteria colonies and boost the immune system.

When the beneficial microorganisms are depleted — due to illness, use of antibiotics, or another reason — digestive upset such as diarrhea, gas, and constipation can result.

Eventually, the healthy bacteria (also called “flora”) will recolonize — but that can take time. A faster, safe method of encouraging the growth of new digestive flora is through giving your pet probiotic supplements, such as Vetri-Mega Probiotic.

Vetri Mega Probiotic for your pet’s g.i. health!

At Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, we have used Vetri-Mega Probiotic with success in stopping diarrhea and promoting normal, healthy digestion in pets.

What is in the bottle?
Each bottle holds 120 capsules containing  several strains each of Lactobacillusand Bifidobacterium (both are beneficial bacteria), along with an important prebiotic – fructooligosaccharides (FOS).

Wait — what is a prebiotic? 
Think of a prebiotic as food for the probiotic. The FOS in Vetri-Mega Probiotic helps the good bacteria to flourish in your pet’s intestines. In particular, the FOS stimulates the growth of Bifidobacteria.

If your pet has been experiencing diarrhea or constipation, your vet may recommend a probiotic supplement to assist in recovery.

Clients of Little Creek Veterinary Clinic may Contact Us to learn more about Vetri Mega Probiotic for their pets.

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This article originally appeared on February 12, 2013.

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Little Creek Veterinary Clinic has added two new products to its line-up of natural remedies for anxiety:

Calming Extra comes in a soft chew and is recommended for dogs and cats.

 

 

HomeoPet Anxiety Relief is a liquid and is also recommended for dogs and cats.

 

Pets may experience anxiety related to: 

  • car rides
  • veterinary or grooming visits
  • thunderstorms and fireworks
  • separation from the owner (including boarding)
  • changes in the household or pet’s routine

Natural, plant-based products such as Calming Extra and Anxiety Relief can help your pet relax, without sedative side-effects, and are easy to administer.

Contact Us to learn more about these and other anxiety relief products.

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