Why It’s Important To Support Your Dog Or Cat’s Gut Microbiome

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Why It’s Important To Support Your Dog Or Cat’s Gut Microbiome

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In dogs and cats as well as people, the digestive tract is the largest immune-supporting organ in the body. It is home to the gut microbiome, a unique collection of bacteria and other microorganisms — also called “microbes” — that are crucial for digesting food, utilizing nutrients, and shaping immune health. While we often only give thought to the harmful microbes that can cause illness, it is also important to remember and care for the beneficial microbes that help keep your dog or cat’s GI tract healthy.

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Learn what the Gut Microbiome is, how it works, and what it does, as well as how you can help keep your pets digestive health in tip top shape.

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Dr. Robert J. Silver is a 1982 graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He has pioneered the use of diet, herbs and nutraceuticals in his small animal integrative practice in Boulder, Colorado for the past 25 years. He writes and speaks both domestically and internationally to veterinary audiences on the value of blending holistic modalities with conventional medicine, and is a consultant to the pet food industry

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