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Pets and tummy trouble. It all starts with a balanced gut microbiome

Just like us, cats and dogs need a balanced gut microbiome. When this is out of sync it can lead to a troubled digestive system and a very unhappy pet.

When it comes to our pets we want them to be as healthy as possible. But what to do when they have an upset stumach, or gut issues?

According to Dr Guy Fyvie, Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s veterinary adviser, one of the most common reasons dog parents visit their vet is because of digestive disorders.

An ‘upset tummy’, which may include vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, weight loss, or constipation, are all common signs that your pet may not be feeling well. A visit to your vet will help to diagnose what the issue may be and recommend steps to help your pet feel better.

Photo: Hills pet nutrition

Dogs and cats (and our) digestive tracts contain billions of microbes and other microorganisms — including both desirable and undesirable bacteria that are unique to each pet. With over a decade of research, Hill’s has become a pioneer in the study of pet microbiome health and has found that a pet’s gastrointestinal health can be positively impacted by nutrition. “It is these insights into gut microbiome health and nutrition that has shown us that incorporating a specific blend of fiber-rich ingredients and prebiotic fiber, will support and nourish this pre-existing gut ‘ecosystem’ — the microbiome,” says Dr Fyvie.

It is with this knowledge that Hill’s has developed a food that promotes healthy stools in as little as 24 hours. Hill’s Prescription Diet Gastrointestinal Biome helps to balance your pet’s unique gut microbiome and influences the transition between disease and health. This new food provides pets with:

  • A revolutionary blend of active fiber ingredients to activate the gut microbiome, and support health and well-being.
    Great tasting food that encourages pets to eat even through periods of illness.
  • Prebiotic fibers help promote healthy gut bacteria.
  • Enriched with psyllium to support regular bowel movements and bowel health.
  • Clinically proven antioxidants support a healthy immune system and natural defense.
Photo: Hills Pet nutrition

“This first of its kind nutrition has been made possible by science. Whether it’s conducting industry-leading research, analysing nutrient levels in each of our products, or selecting optimal ingredients for your pet’s health, Hill’s is driven by science results you can see – in every little transformation,” concludes Dr Fyvie.

Hill’s Prescription Diet Gastrointestinal Biome is available for cats in both a 1.5kg and 5kg bag as well as a chicken and vegetable stew and for dogs in 1.5kg and 10kg bags. 

*Hill’s Prescription Diet Gastrointestinal Biome food is available at veterinary practices only*

For more information visit www.hillstransforminglives.co.za.

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