Multi-Pro 40Billion

Douglas

Price: Multi-Pro 40Billion
Quantity:
Size: 60 capsules
   
 

Multi-Probiotic is a probiotic. It contains a large number of the best known beneficial bacteria for your dog, cat, bird, ferret, and reptile.

We believe that Douglas Multi-Probiotic is one of the best probiotics available for your companion animal

"Pro-Biotic" means to benefit life. Probiotics are formulas containing beneficial bacteria that help maintain a healthy intestinal microbial flora. Bacteria are required by the intestinal tract for digestion of food, absorption and production of nutrients, and to enhance intestinal immunity.

70% of the body's immune system resides in the gut. Intestinal bacteria are the core of this immune system. It is vital to maintain a healthy, balanced, intestinal bacterial population. This is achieved by first feeding an excellent diet (see our articles on feeding your companion animal fresh foods). Next is lessening the reliance and use of antibiotics. For example, most cases of diarrhea should not be treated with antibiotics (see our articles on Acute and Chronic Diarrhea). Finally, routine use of Multi-Probiotic helps maintain intestinal immunity. Multi-Probiotic can also be used during and after antibiotic use.

    The rationale for probiotics is that the body contains a miniature ecology of microbes, collectively known as the gut flora. The number of bacterial types can be thrown out of balance by a wide range of circumstances including the use of antibiotics or other drugs, excess alcohol, stress, disease, exposure to toxic substances, or even the use of antibacterial soap. In cases like these, the bacteria that work well with our bodies may decrease in number, an event which allows harmful competitors to thrive, to the detriment of our health.

    There is no published evidence that probiotic supplements are able to replace the body's natural flora when these have been killed off. There is evidence, however, that probiotics do form beneficial temporary colonies which may assist the body in the same functions as the natural flora, while allowing the natural flora time to recover from depletion. The probiotic strains are then progressively replaced by a naturally developed gut flora. If the conditions which originally caused damage to the natural gut flora persist, the benefits obtained from probiotic supplements will be short lived.

    Many probiotics do not contain any where near the labeled amount of viable bacteria. Multi-Probiotic is produced by Douglas, a leading manufacturer of probiotics in a formula that assures stability and viability of the bacteria until its expiration date

    Multi-Probiotic can be used routinely to boost intestinal and over all body immunity. Use it a couple times weekly for routine intestinal support. In addition, use it for:
    • During and after antibiotic use (it does not adversly affect the effectivenes of the antibiotic)
    • Treating acute and chronic diarrhea
    • When your companion is suffering any chronic illness, it can support the immune system
    • When kenneling or boarding animals
    • When you know your dog, cat or bird develops "stress diarrhea"
    • Prior to and after any surgery
    • To help lower blood pressure
    • Improving Immune Function and Preventing Infections
    • Reducing Inflammation

    Dogs:

    • 1/4 capsule for each 25 lbs weight daily

    Cats:

    Birds:

    • "salt" foods that are moist and well consumed (eg. vegetables, bean mixes
    • Can be added to the water by mixing one capsule in a cup of water. Remix twice daily to maintain freshness of water

    Ferrets:

    • 1/16 capsule daily

    Reptiles:

    • "salt" on well consumed foods, add to beetles, mealworms, etc right before feeding

    Each capsule contains 40 billion CFU's of beneficial bacteria

    Lactobacillus acidophilus
    1.25 billion
    Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    1 billion
    Bifidobacterium lactis
    750 million
    Lactobacillus casei
    500 million
    Bifidobacterium breve
    500 million
    Bifidobacterium longum
    500 million
    Bifidobacterium bifidum
    250 million
    Streptococcus thermophilus
    250 million
    Fructo oligosaccharides
    220 mg

    Other Ingredients: rice flour, vegetable cellulose.