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How to Support a Healthy Gut Microbiome in Your Dog or Cat

Purina is a leader in gut microbiome research and innovative products for pets.

Purina is a leader in gut microbiome research. Our team of scientists and veterinarians has been researching the microbiome for 25 years. This innovative research has led to groundbreaking nutrition in prebiotic and probiotic pet products with a range of benefits, including a balanced gut, supporting immune health and more.

What is the Gut Microbiome?

A microbiome is the combined genetic material of all organisms within a specific area of the body. For example, a cat’s skin has its own microbiome. So does a cat’s mouth. One of the most important microbiomes to a pet’s health is in their gut.

The gut microbiome contains billions of microbes and bacteria, which aid in food digestion, combat harmful pathogens, influence inflammation and more.

When there’s an imbalance, it can lead to an array of health concerns.

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How to Support Your Dog’s Gut Health & Microbiome

Learn how to support your dog’s gut health and microbiome, which is made up of good and bad bacteria that aids digestion and supports a healthy immune system.

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How to Support Your Cat’s Microbiome & Gut Health

Learn how to support your cat’s gut health and a balanced microbiome that aids digestion and a healthy immune system.

Causes of an Imbalanced Gut Microbiome

Genetics Microbiome


Environment Microbiome


Medication Microbiome


Food Microbiome


Our Research Has Shown Prebiotics & Probiotics May Provide the Following Benefits:

Supports Digestion
Immune System Support
Anti Inflammatory

“Probiotics can have a variety of positive effects, including supporting digestive and immune health.”

–Dr. Emily Cross, DVM, DABVP

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The Benefits of Probiotics for Dogs

Are there benefits of probiotics for dogs? Find out how probiotics can affect your dog’s digestion and more here from one of Purina’s experts.

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The Benefits of Probiotics for Cats

Are there benefits of probiotics for cats? Find out how probiotics can affect your cat’s digestion and more here from one of Purina’s experts.

Purina’s Prebiotic & Probiotic Pet Products

Our extensive research has led to innovative products that help support your pet’s digestion, immune health and more.

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