Information from Douglas Kneuven DVM
The canine and feline intestinal tracts are teaming with bacteria. In fact there are many more bacteria in the intestine than there are cells in the body! Some of the intestinal microbes can cause disease. Others, called probiotic bacteria are actually beneficial because they keep disease-causing germs under control and help to release more nutrients from what’s left of the food. An imbalance in the intestinal flora can lead to diarrhea and/or nutritional deficiencies.
The good bacteria in the intestine can be thrown off by medications (especially antibiotics), dietary irregularities and stress. If your pet gets diarrhea while on antibiotics it is usually because of this effect. In the wild, wolves commonly eat their own stool to rebalance their gut bacteria and this is sometimes the reason our pets resort to coprophagia.
Probiotics are supplements that help to replenish the good bacteria in the intestine. Most pets do not need to be kept on probiotic supplements continuously but all animals need a balancing dose three or four times a year. It is a good practice to give probiotics at the change of seasons and during and after treating the pet with any medication.
Acetylator not only contains beneficial bacteria, it also supplies digestive enzymes like pepsin, papain, and bromelain. It also contains N-acetyl glucosamine, proteolytic, lactobacillus acidophilus, and alfalfa. These will also help strengthen the protective layers of the bowel, ease reactions from food allergies, and help maintain urinary tract health.
Active Ingredients Per Capsule:
N-Acetyl Glucosamine (shrimp and crab) 250 mg
Lactobacillus Acidohpilus (non dairy) 14 million CFU
Pepsin 1.5 mg
Pepain 1.5 mg
Bromelain 1.5 mg
Alfalfa powder, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide.
Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
Consult with your veterinarian before using this product in animals: with clotting disorder, being treated with anticoagulant medications; diabetes, or any metabolic disorder causing hyperglycemia; history of urinary tract stones; known allergies to shellfish.