MicroSynergies ® Microbials for Companion Animals
About Microbials for Companion Animals
In canine health specifically, the AKC (American Kennel Club) promotes probiotics (bacteria and/or yeast) as providing an array of health benefits, such as "treat[ment] and/or prevent[ion of] a variety of illnesses and diseases, especially those related to the gastrointestinal system... They inhibit the growth and activity of harmful bacteria, such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Clostridium perfringens, as well as provide other advantages to the intestines."
In a peer-reviewed journal, the AKC notes that there is growing evidence that supports the use of probiotics for dogs, stating that giving your dog healthy bacteria may positively impact chronic GI abnormalities, obesity, liver disease, and mood and behavior disorders. A daily probiotic supplement may also provide some ancillary benefits for dogs such as better skin and coat appearance, a reduction in gas, improved breath, a reduction of allergy symptoms, a reduction in yeast-associated disorders, and help in regulating bowel function.
Sometimes beneficial microbes are damaged or destroyed, and that can cause stomach upset and a general decline in health. If your dog is suffering from diarrhea or related issues, or seems to get sick more than other dogs for no apparent reason, your veterinarian may suggest using one of the methods to boost beneficial bacteria:
Prebiotics, which are nutrients that are designed to nourish and promote the growth of good bacteria that are already living in the colon.
Probiotics, also referred to as “direct-fed microbials” (or "DFM") by pet-food regulatory body AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials).
Companion Animal probiotic products come in several different forms, including:
These products usually contain kinds of bacteria normally found in the canine gut, such as:
For additional information on MicroSynergies® cultures, products, and contract fermentation, please contact us.
MicroChoice ® Cultures for Companion Animals
The following are organisms are commonly used in the Companion Animal industry:
If you're looking for a particular organism that you don't see listed here, please contact us as we tend to bring on new organisms faster than we can add them to our website!
Do you have a particular strain that you need grown? We have plenty of contract fermentation options available as well!
For information on the additional products available or on custom formulating a product to meet your specific needs please contact us.
* Indicates laboratory, in-stock cultures.