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™
We 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!