What Are Probiotics for Cats? Can they improve my cat’s digestive health?

What Are Probiotics for Cats? Can they improve my cat’s digestive health?

What are probiotics for cats?

Rather than cat vitamins and supplements, probiotics is also an essential element to maintain cat overall health, and especially a healthy gut for those cats with digestive problems.

Same as human, your cat’s digestive system has billions of bacteria and yeasts that keep the gastrointestinal tract working functionally, and probiotics are the beneficial bacteria or yeasts that benefit to pet health.

In pet’s digestive tract, there are good and bad bacteria and yeast. If there are more bad bacteria and yeasts than the good, this situation may cause the diarrhea, vomiting, loss appetite and lower immunity.

The probiotics can help

  • Facilitate the digestion
  • Against potential disease
  • Make nutrients and vitamins
  • Boost the immune system

What is the difference of cat prebiotics and probiotics?

A prebiotic is a non-digestible carbohydrate that stimulates and promotes the growth and activity of normal healthy bacteria in the gastrointestinal system. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are the most common type of prebiotic. Lactulose are also considered prebiotics. The main food sources for prebiotics include legumes, fruits, whole grains, vegetables and chicory, to name a few.

In other words, prebiotics make probiotics function better.

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