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  • What are probiotics?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="what are probiotics">Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when consumed in adequate amounts, have a health benefit to the pet.</p>

  • What do the probiotics in Purina® Pro Plan® do for my pet?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="What do the probiotics in Purina® Pro Plan® do for my pet">The probiotics in select dry Purina<sup>®</sup> Pro Plan<sup>®</sup> SAVOR<sup>®</sup> formulas can exert a positive impact on digestive health by balancing the levels of bacteria in your pet’s intestines.</p>

  • Why did you choose the strain that you did?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="Why did you choose the strain that you did">We have been studying probiotics and pet nutrition for decades. Most probiotics cannot survive different variables such as temperature.</p> <p> </p> <p>We carefully chose a probiotic that is robust and stable enough to survive our pet food manufacturing process, transportation and storage.</p> <p> </p> <p>The probiotic we chose is safe for both dogs and cats, delivering a positive benefit for your pet.</p>

  • Is the probiotic used in Purina® Pro Plan® the same as used in human foods and drinks?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="Is the probiotic used in Purina® Pro Plan® the same as used in human foods and drinks">Yes, the strain we chose to add to our select SAVOR® formulas is also a strain found in numerous food and beverage products.</p>

  • How do you make sure the probiotics are live?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="How do you make sure the probiotics are live">We’ve studied probiotics for decades and have learned a lot about the stability and vulnerabilities of probiotic microorganisms.</p> <p> </p> <p>We carefully selected a probiotic known for being robust and stable.</p> <p> </p> <p>Through our learnings, we ensured the probiotic strain could survive our manufacturing process so that we could guarantee the probiotics are alive in the food when fed to your pet.</p>

  • Will adding water/wet food/toppers to this formula kill the probiotic?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="Will adding water/wet food/toppers to this formula kill the probiotic">Because we chose a stable and robust probiotic for our select SAVOR<sup>®</sup> dry formulas, mixing water, wet food, or toppers with your SAVOR<sup>®</sup> dry formula will not damage or kill the probiotic.</p>

  • What is the difference between a probiotic and a prebiotic?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="What is the difference between a probiotic and a prebiotic">Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when consumed in adequate amounts, have a health benefit to the pet.</p> <p> </p> <p>Prebiotics are dietary fibers that serve as a food source for probiotics.</p> <p> </p> <p>Select SAVOR<sup>®</sup> dry formulas contain both probiotics and natural prebiotic fiber to support digestive health.</p>

  • Does every Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® item contain probiotics?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="Does every Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® item contain probiotics">No, select dry SAVOR<strong><sup>®</sup></strong> formulas contain probiotics.</p> <p> </p> <p>See the dog formulas with probiotics <a href="/dogs/products?specialneed=probiotics" title="here">HERE</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>See the cat formulas with probiotics <a href="/cats/products?specialneed=probiotics" title="here">HERE</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Look for the guaranteed live probiotics burst and/or language on the packaging to ensure you’re choosing a formula that contains the probiotics.</p>

  • Are the probiotics in Purina® Pro Plan® different than FortiFlora®?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="Are the probiotics in Purina® Pro Plan® different than FortiFlora®">Different probiotic strains can have different health benefits in your pet.</p> <p> </p> <p>The probiotic in our select SAVOR<sup>®</sup> dry formulas helps maintain digestive health in healthy dogs and cats.</p> <p> </p> <p>Fortiflora<sup>®</sup> is a Purina<sup>® </sup>Pro Plan<span>®</span> Veterinary Diet probiotic supplement.  It contains a different probiotic strain, proven to promote normal intestinal microflora. FortiFlora<sup>®</sup> is for the dietary management of cats and dogs with diarrhea. It also promotes a healthy immune system. </p> <p> </p> <p>If you have any concerns or questions, consult your veterinarian. Your vet can help you choose the right diet and probiotic approach for the specific condition of your pet.</p>

  • Can my pet consume too many probiotics?

    <p> </p> <p data-category="probiotics" data-action="click" data-label="Can my pet consume too many probiotics">When fed according to the package, there is no harm in giving probiotics to your pet.</p> <p> </p> <p>Consult your vet if an additional probiotic/nutritional supplement is right for your pet’s needs.</p>