What are probiotics?
There’s a lot of talk about how good probiotics are for the good health of humans, especially when they are feeling ill or are taking antibiotics. There is a lot less that is known about the benefits of probiotics when offered to pets, cats in particular. So just what are probiotics? And more importantly, should you be offering them to your feline companion?
Probiotics are incredibly tiny organisms, known as microorganisms, like beneficial bacteria that work to help keep the intestines healthy. They can also help to break down food which can, in the long-term, lead to a healthier waistline. Beneficial microorganisms can also help to keep the immune system healthy in order to stave off illnesses.
When something is upsetting the delicate balance of naturally occurring bacteria in the intestines, it can result in a range of health concerns, including a drop in immunity health. Research has shown that taking probiotics can be beneficial because of the way that it introduces healthy and beneficial microorganisms, which will take the place of those that are damaged.
Even a course of antibiotics can result in diarrhea for your cat. With the introduction of beneficial probiotics, you maa help your cat’s body to better fight off infection, handle illnesses more efficiently, and you may even see a boost in your feline friend’s overall health.
Before you offer your cat probiotics, you should consult with your vet to find out if they can truly benefit your cat. Don’t forget that a well-balanced diet is an important part of ensuring the long-term good health of your cat.