What If a Probiotic Could Help Dogs Stay Calm?

A Purina Veterinarian Discusses the Relationship between the Gut and the Brain

Dr. Kurt Venator
Apr 1, 2019 · 4 min read
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What Are Anxious Behaviors?

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The Gut-Brain Relationship

In the past, we have studied how bacteria in the gut influences our pet’s immune system, and in 2006 we launched Forti Flora, a probiotic supplement for the dietary management of diarrhea. It contains a safe and effective strain of beneficial bacteria proven to promote intestinal health and balance.

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A New Way to Help

Based on what we learned, we created a new option for owners of dogs with anxious behaviors with the launch of Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements Calming Care, which contains a beneficial bacteria shown to help dogs maintain calm behavior. Available through veterinarians, Calming Care is an innovative new way for vets to help dog owners and their pets.

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