Thursday, August 27, 2009

Prebiotics - New Trend in Dog Food

Have you heard of "Prebiotics"?

Prebiotics are non-digestible ingredients in food that work to stimulate the growth of good bacteria. The idea is to maximize the good bacteria and minimize the bad bacteria.

Prebiotics have demonstrated positive effects on mineral absorption, including calcium, immune system function and intestinal regularity. In humans, prebiotics have even demonstrated a reduction in the risk for colon cancer and irritable bowel disorders such as Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Prebiotics help maintain the right balance between good and bad bacteria to aid digestion and absorption of nutrients and encourage strong defenses with a healthy immune system.

Encouraging good digestive tract health through good nutrition can strengthen the dog's immune system, which strengthens his defenses against harmful diseases. Promoting digestive health encourages overall health.

Some dog foods on the market contain prebiotics; check out ingredients next time you by dog food. I will let you know how Ebony likes dog food with prebiotics. But then again, Ebony likes most food!

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