Gut Health Guides

What is the Microbiota?

Your pet’s gut is actually the home of an incredibly important system called the microbiota. The microbiota is a collection of trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi that live within the gastrointestinal tract and are vital for normal function.

The microbiota aids in the digestion of food creates certain vitamins, supports the immune system of the gut and helps maintain a healthy gut lining.

What is a Dysbiosis?

When functioning normally, the resident microorganisms of the microbiota live in a happy equilibrium and prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying to levels that can cause disease and illness. However, sometimes an imbalance can occur; a disruption in the healthy balance of the microbiota is called a ‘dysbiosis’ and can be caused by a number of factors. By becoming aware of these potential causes, you can help keep your pet’s gut happy and healthy.  

Take a look at our 6 simple ways to look after your pet’s gut health!


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