Heed’s
Pre & Probiotics

Heed’s
Pre & Probiotics

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Probiotics are “good” bacteria that improve digestion and support your pup’s immune system.

Prebiotics are food for probiotics — they stop the growth of bad bacteria and help ensure proper digestion.

Good gut health is essential for more than just digestion — it also help prevent infection, obesity and even behavior problems.

Heed’s probiotics have been shown to survive the cooking process and only activate when they reach your pup’s stomach.

Gut health is a complicated topic, so let’s find out what probiotics and prebiotics are and how they help your dog.

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Probiotics are “good” bacteria that are scientifically proven to provide a wide range of health benefits. They help improve digestion, fight off harmful bacteria, and support your pup’s immune system.

There are already billions of these beneficial bacteria living in your pup’s gut, but adding probiotics to your pet’s diet can help maintain the balance.

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Prebiotics nourish probiotics — essentially, they’re food for the probiotics that already live in your dog’s gut. These non-digestible fibers make their way to the colon where they are then fermented, turning into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). These acids stop the growth of bad bacteria, ensure proper digestive function and strengthen the immune system.

In other words, prebiotics and probiotics are a double act, working in tandem to ensure optimal gut health.

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From a healthy metabolism and strong immune system to preventing obesity, diarrhea and even behavior problems, a healthy gut can influence a wide range of bodily systems and functions.

DEEP DIVE INTO OUR GUT

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Unlike the probiotics in other pet foods, Heed's probiotics survive the cooking process and only activate once they reach your pup’s stomach.

We use yeast extract to protect against pathogenic bacteria like Salmonella, and chicory roots and sugar beet to nourish beneficial gut bacteria. These are further supported by organic acids, while thyme extract helps lower intestinal pH and ensure firmer stools.

If your pup is suffering from diarrhea or other digestive problems, switching to a Heed blend can gently heal your pup’s stomach within even the first couple of days.