Bowel function of pets

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A healthy bowel function is a sign that the body is working properly, which is also true for animals

Unforeseen events related to pets’ bowels are quite common. When it comes to cats and dogs, no matter what breed, many problems may occur due to poor bowel function. Or due to the contamination of the organ by a pathogen.

Historically, cats and dogs are carnivores. Originally, dogs, in addition to game meat, used to eat fruit found along their way. This way minerals, proteins and other vitamins made up a balanced diet. To achieve such nutritional balance, felines were more elemental, eating meat (protein) and fat to supply their  need for energy. However, it does not mean they are less demanding. It is quite the opposite!

So, both of them maintained in a natural way their bowels and all other organs functioning in harmony.

Over the years, animals were domesticated. This forced some organs to adjust according to their new diet and way of eating.

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Loss of appetite, consequent weight loss and apathy are behavioral or physical symptoms that something is wrong with your pet. Diarrhea and vomit, and the consequent anemia, are other symptoms. They are all related to poor bowel function or to the contamination by pathogens.

The food and healthfulness of the environment are directly linked to preventive care for the bowel health of your animal. Knowing the origin of the food is as important as paying attention to the nutritional facts on the label. Contamination may occur during the production process and be packaged along with the final product, so always choose a reliable company that cares about all aspects.

In summary, poor bowel function is an invitation to infections, worms and parasites. Vulnerability of a weak bowel may cause diseases that lead pets to death.

Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento - Ração mais Palatável

A ICC Brazil produziu um material para profissionais que querem ampliar seu conhecimento técnico sobre a importância da palatabilidade, nutrição animal, e de como isso reflete no fortalecimento do sistema imunológico dos pets. O conteúdo traz informações baseadas em experimentos científicos, realizados in vivo, e apresenta resultados comprovados e aprovados pela comunidade cientifica.

Investigación Y Desarrollo – Alimento Más Palatable

ICC Brazil ha producido un material para profesionales que desean ampliar su conocimiento técnico acerca de la importancia de la palatabilidad, la nutrición animal, y de cómo eso se refleja en el fortalecimiento del sistema inmunitario de los pets. El contenido proporciona información basada en experimentos científicos realizados in vivo, y presenta resultados comprobados y aprobados por la comunidad científica.

Research and Development - More palatable feed

ICC Brazil developed a material for professionals who wish to broaden their technical knowledge on the importance of palatability and animal nutrition, and how this reflects on strengthening the immune system of pets. The content brings information based on scientific in vivo experiments and presents proven and attested results.

Preventing such vulnerability with a diet that strengthens the immunity of the animal’s bowels is the best medicine.

Yeast as a solution for proper bowel function

Yeast is a natural compound and a source of protein that directly favors the proper bowel function. In addition to having MOS and β-glucans, inositol and B-complex vitamins, it also stimulates taste buds of animals, providing a highly palatable flavor for dogs, for example.

The yeast hydrolysis process increases the concentration of nutrients available in the food. “This means that the breakdown that occurs in the cell nucleus influences the absorption of nutrients, since they will be more easily digested; yeast helps in this process, in the relationship between the immune system and the intestinal microbiota,” explained the Animal Scientist Márcia Villaça, ICC Brazil PET & Aqua Technical Manager. In other words, yeast is an ingredient that helps strengthen the immunity of the animal’s entire digestive tract through food.

Better food options are ranked as Premium, Special Premium and Super Premium; they also have yeast in their formula.

ICC Brazil recommends ImmunoWall®, Lyscell® and StarYeast® to compose the formulation of pet food. Due to the presence of yeast with different features, these products are capable of agglutinating pathogenic bacteria, such as Salmonella ssp. and E. coli, and are recommended for improving bowel integrity of your pet and promote microbiota balance.

High Nutritional Performance

Recognized both in Brazil and abroad for providing innovative yeast-based animal nutrition solutions, with efficient logistics production, to serve the local market and over 55 countries.

Moreover, ICC has been working with Universities and national and international Research Centers, carrying out in vivo research in different areas of animal production, ensuring the quality and efficiency of our products in controlling pathogens and reducing contamination, thus increasing production gains, animal welfare, efficiency and business sustainability.


Posted in 02 July of 2019

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