By Veronika Broukal

Probiotics and their role in the diet of cats

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Probiotics have long been an integral part of human nutrition. In recent years, they have also gained importance in the diet of our pets. You will learn in this article what probiotics are, and how they can support your cat's diet. 

What are probiotics?

This term refers to living microorganisms, i.e. bacteria and yeasts. They are said to have a positive effect on the health of the digestive system. They occur naturally in the digestive tract and can help curb the growth of harmful bacteria.

What effect can prebiotics have?

Promote Healthy Digestion: Probiotics can help improve the digestive process in cats. They support the absorption of nutrients from food and regulate bowel movements. This can be particularly beneficial for cats with sensitive stomachs or digestive issues.

Boosting the Immune System: A healthy digestive system plays a crucial role in boosting the immune system. Probiotics encourage the production of immune cells and antibodies that help fight off infection. Boosted immunity can help cats get sick less often and recover faster.

Support during stress or antibiotic treatments: Stressful situations or the administration of antibiotics can disturb the balance of the intestinal flora. Probiotics can help restore the natural balance of the gut and minimize potential negative effects.

Reducing Digestive Issues: Cats are known for their sensitive stomachs and can easily suffer from indigestion. Administering probiotics can help reduce symptoms like diarrhea, gas, or constipation.

What must be considered when administering probiotics?

As with any addition to your cat's diet, you should consult your veterinarian. When buying, also make sure that you only buy products from a company based in the EU.



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