Lucy Pet for Gut Health

Lucy Pet Foods: The Pioneer in Gut Health

The digestive system does much more than simply process the food your pet eats. The gut is now known to play a much bigger role in overall health. In particular, it plays a key role in immunity. This is why Lucy Pet Foods’ breakthrough nutrition with P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber focuses on creating proper gut health in your pet.

The Research of Dr. George C. Fahey

Lucy Pet Foods is proud to be working with Dr. George C. Fahey, one of the world’s leading experts in gut health and dietary fiber. Dr. Fahey has spent over 40 years studying how dietary fiber can improve health. His extensive nutritional research at the University of Illinois, Urbana found that there are specific ranges and ratios of fibers. These can have a profound health benefit to animals. In particular, prebiotics and fibers, resistant starches, complex carbohydrates, etc., can be carefully selected to produce a more favorable environment in the digestive system for gut health.
Dr. Fahey’s research around prebiotics found that having a variety of prebiotics and fibers, in certain ratios is key to gut health. A diverse blend of dietary fiber provides optimal nourishment for the large bowel bacteria. This combination of soluble and insoluble fibers are what Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ utilize as part of our P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber™ blend. 
Scientists now know that proper gut health can promote a better immune system. According to the Oxford University Journal of Nutrition, it’s essential to fight disease and stay healthy. We all want our pets to live as long as possible and be healthy. Maintaining a strong immune system is especially important as pets age, and is one of the most important things we can do for our dogs and cats.
Lucy Pet Formulas for Life with P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber™ focuses on gut health to support a strong immune system. Pet parents can make a real difference in their pet’s health by selecting a quality pet food with the proper variety and levels of prebiotics and fibers in the diet.

Prebiotics Explained

By definition, prebiotics are basically a natural fiber that is resistant to digestion in the stomach or small intestine. They make their way to the large intestine, and ferment to produce “food for the natural probiotic bacteria” within the colon. This helps promote healthy function in the intestine with the balance of bacteria.

More importantly, prebiotics produce ‘Short Chain Fatty Acids’, which are extremely beneficial to health.  Research now shows that prebiotics in pet food naturally promotes the growth of a favorable bacterial environment. Furthermore, it inhibits dangerous pathogenic bacteria which can lead to disease. This is because the short chain fatty acids line the cell walls of the colon which helps prevent leaky gut syndrome. Short-chain fatty acids are the main source of energy for the cells lining of the colon, they affect immunity, strengthen the intestinal wall, and feed the cells lining the gut. 

Probiotics, Not Probiotics

Since prebiotics are basically plant fibers, they are not affected by heat, time or the digestive enzymes or acids in the body. So the prebiotics in every bag of Lucy Pet Formulas for Life will consistently deliver the intended benefit to your dog or cat. This is different from probiotics, which are a living bacterial organism which must remain alive in order to work. Probiotics are affected by heat, time and digestive enzymes or acids in the body.

Lucy Pet’s P.B.F Prebiotic Balanced Fiber blend

Lucy Pet’s team of nutrition experts developed the unique P.B.F Prebiotic Balanced Fiber blend. This blend includes natural ingredients such as pumpkin, flaxseed, sea kelp, chicory root, carrots, chickpeas and miscanthus grass among others. In the correct ratios, these plant-based fiber ingredients work through the digestive system, delivering prebiotic fibers to nourish the billions of bacteria for favorable gut health.

Understanding how Prebiotics Can Help Dogs and Cats

Whether it is a sensitive stomach or digestive upset, we can recognize when something is off. Our pets are similar, except they can’t tell you when they feel run down or stressed. Pet parents can help their pets maintain a strong immune system through better gut health. Prebiotics are key to gut health which supports a stronger immune system, and Lucy Pet’s breakthrough nutritional P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber blend is part of every Lucy Pet Formula for Life.

Dogs and cats with a sensitive stomach or sensitive digestive system may exhibit soft stool or diarrhea, which can be unpleasant. These sensitivities are often caused by inflammation in the small intestine which leads to an imbalance of bacteria. Prebiotics are a natural way to correct the bacteria in the gut.

Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™

Lucy Pet Formulas for LifeWe recommend our Formulas for Life™ as their breakthrough nutritional pet foods have a diverse population of prebiotics and fibers that produce a healthy gut environment. Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ are not prescription diets to cure any condition. Instead, they include prebiotics to promote regular gut health to proactively strengthen the digestive system. This will be especially helpful when your pet’s system is challenged or stressed. 

Lucy Pet Foods breakthrough nutrition will give your pet better gut health. In fact, Lucy Pet ‘s P.B.F will deliver the prebiotic benefit to the digestive tract and their immune system to help them be as healthy as possible. Try to today!