Pro-Biotics in Dog Food - The Benefits

Pro-Biotics in Dog Food - The Benefits

Dog food is one of the most vastly populated markets in the world. There are so many varieties available to you, it may be difficult and confusing to pick out one which would be most beneficial to your dog. With Brown’s Pet Range we always try to offer something different, helping us to stand out from the crowd. With this in mind, we produced our dog food to contain Pro-Biotics. 

What exactly do Pro-Biotics do for my dog I hear you say? That’s exactly what we will attempt to answer today and why a Pro-Biotic food, might offer the diet you’ve been looking for. 

What Exactly Does Pro-Biotics do for my Dog? 

All dogs can benefit from pro-biotics, which aid digestion and modulate the immune system. Pro-biotics produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which inhibit the growth and activity of harmful bacteria, such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Clostridium perfringens, as well as providing other benefits to the intestines. Human studies have documented the effectiveness of certain strains in treating diarrhea, irritable bowel, and intestinal inflammation (the same studies have been tried with dogs, however not as extensively). Pro-biotics may help prevent urinary tract infections, and can even reduce allergic reactions by decreasing intestinal permeability and controlling inflammation. 

A healthy digestive tract involves a balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria. An imbalance can result in illness such as diarrhea, vomiting, suppressed immunity and an upset stomach. That’s why pro-biotics for dogs are an important part of pet nutrition. 

By supplementing your pet’s diet with pro-biotics, you are boosting the amount of good bacteria that competes with the harmful bacteria for nutrients and intestinal binding sites. This helps the immune system fight off disease. Once the “good” and “bad” bacteria balance has been restored, your pet’s clinical signs resolve, and she will start to feel much better. 

Pro-Biotics in a Kibble 

When searching online for ways to include Pro-Biotics in your dogs diet, you’ll find the most common source is through a tablet. Now we know as well as you know that trying to entice your dog to eat this completely alien tablet can be a difficult task, one that maybe even peanut butter won’t cover up. The reason why it is commonly found in tablets is that it easier to manufacturer and to keep to bacteria alive, so how did Brown’s Pet Range produce our kibble to include Pro-Biotics? 

A fantastic question, the short answer is through our extensive research, however I’m happy to indulge into the longer answer.  

Brown’s Pet Range when faced with difficult tasks rely on our experience, as well as the experiences of others. To develop our Pro-Biotic food, we turned to Zoological Nutritionists who have years in developing the perfect diets for a huge variety of different animals. When it came to producing our Pro-Biotic dog food, together we carefully selected a probiotic known for being robust & stable. Through our learnings & experience, we ensured the pro-biotic strain could survive our manufacturing process so that we could guarantee the pro-biotics are alive & well in our kibble when fed to your pet. 

What We Offer 

Our Signature Dog Foods are produced using Gluten-Free ingredients & come in 3 main varieties: Puppy & Breeder, Health & Activity & Light & Sensitive. These 3 diets aim to produce the best diets for each age group; puppy, adult & senior.  


With everything in mind, the most important thing to remember is keeping safe. If we can help in any way, we can be reached on 01268 690706 or email us at