Herbsmith Microflora Plus: Digestive Support
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Microflora Plus is a natural dog digestive supplement that will keep your pup regular. Even the healthiest of dogs can benefit from a solid probiotic, as Microflora offers nutritional benefits for pups in all seasons of life. From room-clearing toots to the occasional bout of diarrhea, our digestive enzymes & probiotics for dogs can help provide relief for the GI tract (…and for your nose in the case of the gassy pooch!). Watch Willie’s story below for a first-hand look:
What's In It?
One of our most popular supplements, this digestive aid for dogs and cats helps promote proper digestion and bowel health through gut-soothing herbs, digestive enzymes, probiotics and prebiotics. Each of these work in a different way to help support and maintain a properly-functioning digestive system.
Probiotics are “good bacteria," living microorganisms projecting health benefits for their host—namely, digestive systems. They're quantified by the number of colony forming units (CFUs), a term that describes the probiotic's ability to reproduce. The higher the CFU, the better the effect of the probiotic on the body.
Prebiotics are essentially the food source for probiotics. They are long-chain sugars that encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut. It's important to have a high-level CFU probiotic that accompanies prebiotics.
Enzymes work to break down nutrients. Some molecules are harder to break down for dogs & cats (for instance, the cellulose found in plant-based foods). Digestive enzymes break down large molecules into smaller, more usable pieces that can be utilized effectively by the digestive tract. Microflora Plus contains digestive enzymes that are specifically geared towards a carnivore’s needs, including elevated levels of amylase and cellulase.
Herbs soothe GI distress naturally, without interfering with the digestive enzymes and probiotics already at work. Ginger, cinnamon, and licorice are all gut-soothing herbs that can be found in Microflora Plus.
(Dried fermentation products of Aspergillus oryzae, Rhizophus oryzae, and Trichoderma longibrachiatim [T. reesei], pineapple stem, papaya), FOS (Fructooligosaccharides), Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Licorice, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried fermentation product, [dried fermentation products of Bacillus subtilis and B. licheniformis, maltodextrin, sodium silico aluminate (dessicant)], stearic acid
Probiotics (Bacillus/Lactobacillus):10 Billion CFU
Prebiotics (FOS):100 mg
Amylase: 3750 SKB/g
Protease: 5625 HUT/g
Lipase: 750 FIP/g
Cellulase: 600 CU/g
Bromelain: 22.5 GDU/g
Papain: 3.75 TU/mg
Herbs (Cinnamon, Ginger, and Licorice): 270 mg
- SKB = dextrinization of 5,000g of starch/hour/g
- HUT= hydrolysis of 8,250µg tyrosine from hemoglobin/min/g
- FIP = liberates 2,000µmoles fatty acid from olive oil/min/mg
- CU = hydrolysis of 200 b-1,4 glucosidic bonds from carboxymethylcellulose/min/g
- GDU = liberation of 15.8µg tyrosine from casein/min/g
- TU = liberates 5µg tyrosine from casein/min/g
Directions for Use
Give capsule directly or separate capsule and mix with food
<20 lbs: ½ capsule per day
21-40 lbs: 1 capsule per day
41-80 lbs: 2 capsule per day
81-120 lbs: 3capsule per day
>120 lbs: 4 capsule per day
For animal use only. This product is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
Pro Tips for Picky Eaters:
If feeding a raw, wet or rehydrated diet, we’ve found the sprinkled Microflora to be typically unnoticed when mixed in with meals. For a dry kibble diet, it can sometimes help to add a couple splashes of water to help the powder stick to the kibble pieces. We’ve also found that sprinkling a healthy kibble topper (like our Smiling Dog Kibble Seasoning) can distract even the pickiest of pooches.