The Role of Prebiotics and Probiotics in the Digestive Health of Your Dogs
Your pets depend on you for proper care and love. Part of loving your animals entails caring about their nutritional needs. Although dogs are omnivores, they require more protein in their diets than humans do. It is also best to reduce or eliminate grain in the dog food if your pet is allergic or sensitive to one or more grains.
Manufactured and available in South Africa, Field+Forest™ dog food contains no grain. In addition, the dog food is prepared in such a way so as to ensure that the best nutritional value is locked in. Instead of adding water to the blend, the ingredients are steam cooked in their own juices. With this method, your pets get the best possible flavour and nutritional value.
Our dog food that we manufacture in South Africa consists of 60% protein and 40% vegetables and fruits, with absolutely no grain. The included fruits and vegetables are carefully selected to ensure the best combination for optimal nutrition.
You will also notice that our dog food contains both prebiotics and probiotics. Probiotics are living microorganisms which can be found in various parts of animals’ bodies, including the oral cavity, the skin, and gastrointestinal tract as also discussed in an article titled “Why Probiotics for Dogs are Important” by Dana Scott as published on Dogs Naturally. Probiotics can be bought as supplements, but it is best to already include such in the diet. The word probiotics means “for life”. People often refer to it as the good bacteria living inside the gut.
According to the article, probiotics are needed for the best possible absorption of nutrients and support for the immune system. It is best to ensure that a good balance between the beneficial and the bad bacteria is present in the animal’s gut. To keep the above in balance, it is also important to ensure a regular intake of prebiotics.
The prebiotics feed the probiotics and come from the animal’s diet as also explained in an article by Patricia Jordan, DVM “The 6 Best Probiotics for Dogs” also published in the Dogs Naturally magazine. You will notice that our dog food in South Africa contains sugar beet pulp and inulin. These two ingredients provide the prebiotics, which feed the probiotics in the gut. This helps to keep the animal’s gut in good condition and thus support digestive health and a strong immune system.
We believe that if you want what is best for your animals, look for dog food that contains probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and high-quality proteins, steam cooked without added colouring or flavouring, and prepared according to strict health and safety standards. The Field+Forest™ brand from Montego Pet Nutrition in South Africa, meets the above requirements.
Made in South Africa from locally sourced high-quality ingredients, in addition to some first-rate imported ingredients, our brand of dog food provides grain-free nutrition to sustain optimal pet health.
Jordan, P. Dogs Naturally. “The 6 Best Probiotics for Dogs”. Web Accessed: March 2018.
Scott, D. Dogs Naturally. “Why Probiotics for Dogs are Important”. Web Accessed: March 2018.