Your pet's digestive system has three main functions: digestion, absorption, and prevention of disease-causing toxins from entering the body. As a responsible pet parent, knowing what to feed and what not to feed your pets is essential in maintaining their digestive health as well as their overall well-being.
Intestinal permeability is the ability of the digestive tract to absorb or block certain substances that may be detrimental to the health of your pet. Also known as the microscopic holes, increased intestinal permeability of the gut alters nutrient absorption and overall health. An increase or decrease of gut permeability allows toxic substances such as food particles, bacteria, viruses, and other metabolic by-products to enter the body.
When good bacteria are in the proper ratio, a lot of good things happen not only in your companion's gut but also throughout their body. These include:
- Vitamins and produced and absorbed properly
- Vegetable fibers are fermented
- Bad bacteria (harmful bacteria) are eliminated
- Toxins are broken down and remove from the body