Choosing a probiotic paste for catsby Vet Dr Paul Boland. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome such as Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus, and Bifidobacterium. Prebiotics are the fibres such as galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) that provide nourishment to help maintain probiotic levels.
Your digestive tract is not just for digesting and absorbing nutrients, it is also involved in immune function since approximately 70% of the immune system resides in the gut. Good gut health can also affect brain health. New research shows that there is a gut-brain connection and the gut has been dubbed the second brain. Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in the body and support brain function.