Effective microorganisms for healthy intestinal flora in the dog
What are effective microorganisms and what are they used for? When we talk about bacteria, we automatically think of infections and diseases. However, there are also good bacteria in amongst these microorganisms that, contrary to their disease-causing relatives, provide the right gastrointestinal environment and keep the organism healthy. These good bacteria include effective microorganisms (probiotics), which help to break down food components in the dog's intestine and thus make them available to the organism. For a well-functioning digestive system, sufficient nutrient utilisation and a healthy gastrointestinal tract, it is essential that these important microorganisms are not outweighed by their bad, potentially pathogenic counterparts. As is often the case in nature and the physiology of an organism, the right balance is decisive and neither side should be predominant. A dog's gastrointestinal flora can experience an imbalance due to an infection, a weakening of the immune system, parasite infection or a long course of medication or antibiotics. In addition to digestive issues and insufficient food utilisation, the weakening of the intestine, one of the most important immune organs in the body, can pave the way to infections and illnesses. Classic symptoms of an imbalance in a dog's intestine are flatulence, recurrent diarrhoea, mouth odour, exhaustion and an increased susceptibility to infections.
Effective microorganisms for permanent support
Dogs with sensitive digestive systems often have to battle with digestive problems. In order to strengthen their digestions over the long term, it is essential to have balanced gastrointestinal flora. A daily dose of effective microorganisms (EM bacteria) provides useful and helpful support to optimise food utilisation and digestive processes. This means the sensitive microflora and the digestive system can be kept in balance gently. The menus for our new SENSITIVE line, which was developed for dogs with sensitive digestions, therefore contain EM bacteria.
Effective microorganisms as a treatment for acute digestive problems
If there is an imbalance in the dog's gastrointestinal flora, not only must the original cause be treated, but attention must also be paid to cleansing the intestine. Here, the focus is on the cleansing of the intestinal tract and subsequently restoring the intestinal flora. In the dog’s digestive tract, over 300 different types of microorganism ensure that all digestive processes run smoothly, that food is broken down and that the nutrients it contains are utilised. If these little helpers are slowly displaced, there can be increased deposits of toxins and digestive components on the mucous membranes of the intestine, which leads to a gradual increase in functional limitations. The aim of cleansing the intestine is to remove deposits and ensure a return of a good environment for microorganisms that can then work effectively again.