2 Winners Will Receive Assure® Digestive Supplement for Their Dogs!
Many health challenges for pets begin in the gastrointestinal system, specifically with the microorganisms and enzymes. So supplementing your dog’s digestion is a smart way to help his overall health and well being. There are a few fundamental components of digestive support that can lead to a healthier, happier dog.
Either PREbiotics or PRObiotics – both of these work to support the naturally-occurring bacteria already present in your dog’s gut but they do so in different ways:
- Probiotics are live microorganisms added to increase the number of bacteria. Because they are live they must be refrigerated or microencapsulated in order to remain viable. If the microorganisms are no longer live by the time they reach your dog’s bowl, they will not help his digestion.
- Prebiotics increase the naturally-occurring bacterial population by providing food for them and enhancing their activity. Prebiotics are not live organisms so you don’t have to worry about whether or not they are still alive.
Digestive Enzymes – these allow your dog to absorb more nutrients from his food
- Bromelain (protease) – to break down protein
- Lipase – to break down fat
- Amylase – to break down starch
- Cellulase – to break down plant cell walls, or fiber
- Carbohydrases – to break down carbohydrates (ex: alpha-galactosidase, beta-xylanase, and beta-glucanase).
ASSURE® is a specialized blend of prebiotics and enzymes designed to support optimal digestion, absorption of nutrients, and healthy immune function in your dog. Because large differences exist between the nutrient compositions of various dog foods, two versions of ASSURE are available. ASSURE for Puppy & Performance Diets is designed for dog foods that are approximately 25% or more protein, contain little or no grains, and very little fiber. ASSURE for Adult & Weight Control Diets works best with dog foods having up to 25% protein, some cereal grains, and low to moderate in fiber.
- Visit Arenus (http://shop.arenus.com/s-3-digestive-health.aspx) and select one of the two different blends of Assure Canine you’d like to receive for your dog.
- Leave a comment below with the blend of your choice.
- Complete as many or as few of the bonus entries as you like!
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Kol’s Note: While we have never personally tried this brand of supplements for our dogs, we have used them for our horses and we were pleased with the results. We have used probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes in our house with varying degrees of results. Many kibble fed dogs could benefit from a little gastrointestinal support and this post is for you! All of the above text and health wellness claims above were received from a representative of the company and have not been fact checked by Kol or the Mama. We were not compensated for this post, though the giveaway prize has been provided by Arenus.
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