So, you have a new puppy? That squirmy little ball of warm joy brings so much love and happiness to your life right? Of course you want to provide them with the best start to ensure a long, healthy, happy life. This is an important growth and development stage for your dog and NovAnimal has a special growth formulation. During this formative stage an imbalance of bad bacteria in the gut flora can be particularly tough on their delicate systems.
NovAnimal probiotics taste great because they are mixed with natural plum powder and can be added to your puppy’s food. It is so delicious that it was actually voted the best tasting probiotic supplement in the world! This is a great time to begin building positive habits for both you and them so adding a daily probiotic into your routine is a great start. A daily probiotic supports your puppy’s intestinal flora during food transition and also helps with the assimilation of vitamins and nutrients.
New puppies often have roundworms and hookworms. They can either be passed in utero or through their mom’s milk. Probiotics can help to prevent worms because they boost their immune systems to help them fight off worms and assist in getting rid of parasites by helping their digestive systems.
In addition to supporting a strong immune system when you give your puppy a daily probiotic it helps to develop a balance of intestinal bacteria and reduce the incidence of diarrhea, constipation and digestive tract infections. Some puppies will be prone to diarrhea after training classes or trips to the vet. Making sure they get their probiotics prior to these stressful events can help. Changes in environment, boarding and other stressful situations can lead to an imbalance in your puppy’s intestinal health. Puppies are extra susceptible to these imbalances. Probiotics are often very helpful with these bouts of digestive upset.
Many people opt to have their young dogs spay or neutered. NovAnimal has a special formula available through vets to help your puppy recover from surgery. A strong probiotic immediately following surgery can help curtail unpleasant side effects including vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite. Probiotics also replenish the good bacteria in their gut after antibiotics. You will likely also be giving your young dog some shots. Studies have indicated that dogs who were given probiotics had a stronger immune response to the distemper vaccine.
Likely you are working on training your new puppy and probiotics can actually help their brains to function better which will aid in training them. Studies have shown that the day to day behaviour of dogs who take daily probiotics was improved. Most dogs who are probiotic treated experience reduced anxiety and bark, jump and pace less.
Having a puppy is a wonderful time and the start to a life long devoted friendship. Giving them a daily probiotic is a vital step in ensuring their growth into a healthy, happy dog.