How To Cure Dysbiosis In Pets
How To Cure Dysbiosis In Pets

Video: How To Cure Dysbiosis In Pets

Video: How To Cure Dysbiosis In Pets
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We have already written about some of the causes of dysbiosis in pets. To solve the problem, we proposed the use of the complex probiotic Intestevit.

During the time that has passed since the publication of the article, many people have contacted our laboratory with various questions, the essence of which boiled down to the following: "a dog (cat) suffers from intestinal dysbiosis. We have tried many drugs, but after they are canceled, the disease returns …" Today we will try to briefly talk about modern views on the relationship of a macroorganism with microorganisms of the gastrointestinal tract.

Make friends with … bacteria

We all know about the presence of “good” and “bad” bacteria in the intestines. One gets the idea that the former should be encouraged, and the latter should be oppressed. But is it that simple? In fact, microorganisms have a much more complex, diverse relationship both with each other and with the host organism.

The cells in the lining of the small intestine form villi and produce mucus. This mucus contains a huge variety of microorganisms. They perform many functions: prevent opportunistic bacteria from colonizing the intestine; produce vitamins, enzymes; destroy toxins, allergens and carcinogens; affect the immunological reactivity of the body … This list can be continued for a long time, especially since every day there is more and more information on this issue. Let us dwell on the participation of the intestinal parietal microflora in the digestive processes. The food that animals receive, along with saliva, gastric and intestinal juices, is exposed to bacterial enzymes. Amino acids, sugars, fatty acids, i.e. products formed during digestion are primarily used by microorganisms,and only part of them goes to the animal itself. The question is quite logical - so who are we feeding? A dog, a cat … or a microscopic population of their gastrointestinal tract? The answer is obvious: both. Moreover, it has been proven that many products are absorbed most fully only with the participation of microorganisms. And when microbes break down indigestible carbohydrates (cellulose), short-chain fatty acids are formed. They participate in the energy metabolism of intestinal cells and improve the nutrition of the mucous membrane (Parfyonov, 2003). A lack of fiber in the diet leads to dystrophic changes in the mucous membrane, which is accompanied by increased permeability of the intestinal wall for antigens of food and microbial origin (Shenderov, 1998; Osipov, 2001). From a microbiological point of view,the gastrointestinal tract is a continuous system for the cultivation of microorganisms, in different parts of which a constant temperature and acidic composition of the environment is maintained, but food resources are constantly changing. Consequently, depending on the composition of the diet and feed additives, the composition of the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract also changes in a certain way, and hence its effect on the physiological functions of the body.

On the menu - food additives

Our animals, and we ourselves, are in close symbiotic relationships with the intestinal parietal microflora. We share nutrients with it and influence it by synthesizing and secreting various biologically and chemically active substances in the digestive organs.

It would be appropriate here to return to the issue of using probiotic preparations. When we introduce cultures of beneficial bacteria into the gastrointestinal tract of animals and want them to have a beneficial effect, we must take care to create acceptable living conditions for them. Only in this case, you can count on success, and not regret the thrown away money. In addition to complete food, animals should receive any prebiotic supplements. This term refers to substances that are not of nutritional value for animals and humans, but are important for the vital activity of symbiotic bacteria. Lactulose, for example, is a nutrient substrate for bifidobacteria, and the importance of cellulose was mentioned above. No wonder, in a wide range of food products presented today,confectionery products made with the addition of wheat bran, a natural source of vegetable fiber, account for a considerable share. For pets, this is no less important (to eat right, and not to eat gingerbread with bran).

This healthy cellulose

Russian scientists have developed the drug "Promilk", which contains natural cellulose and bacteria that can effectively break it down. Experience has shown that "Promilk" contributes to the creation of an environment in the intestines of animals that is optimal for the existence of normal microflora, and also increases the body's immune resistance. In addition to cellulose bacteria, the bacteria that make up the preparation have a number of enzymatic activities that allow them to increase the digestibility of some feed components. In this case, acidification of the intestinal contents occurs, unfavorable conditions are created for putrefactive microflora and there is an advantage for the development of lacto- and bifidobacteria.

"Promilk" corrects mistakes made when feeding animals, restores digestion and ensures the survival of strains of beneficial symbiotic bacteria.

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