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Fairfield, NJ, March 2, 2017 – Much has been written about the positive effects of probiotics on human health. And, as soaring sales indicate, more and more consumers are including probiotics into their daily diet. With all the benefits possible by simply increasing the intake of probiotic-rich foods and supplements, pet owners are now also discovering that these microorganisms can be beneficial for their canine pets as well.

According to Gil Bakal, A&B Ingredients Managing Director, recent studies show that probiotics can have a positive influence on canine digestion and immune system. In particular, he points to the company’s recently introduced PA5051 probiotic supplement where research results have shown that dogs with atopic dermatitis have a marked improvement as a result of using its Pediococcus-based probiotic.

“PA5051 Probiotic was shown to normalize digestive function and improve the immune response which helps promote a healthy skin condition and coat in dogs,” he said.

Bakal notes the results of a recent study (listed below) using pediococcus acidilactici PA5051 probiotic-based supplement. The study showed the relationship between Pediococcus-based probiotic treatment and the level of IgE on dogs with Atopic Dermatitis

Probiotics Treatment # of dogs IgE (ng/ml) Itch Score Index
Before 21 8257.57

+/- 4519.93

After 21 2787.71

+/- 1948.74

Control 9 8870.98

+/- 4806.35

Dosage: MitomaxSUPER™ size 3,< 5kg, 4 capsules; 5-10 kg, 6 capsules; 10-15 kg, 8 capsules; 15-20kg, 10 capsules

PA5051 is a novel probiotic cultivated from wild switchgrass. It is a natural lactic acid probiotic that is a non-spore-forming probiotic, thus it does not require any specialized handling or clean-up procedures.  “PA5051 is cultivated from nature and it can withstand stresses that most probiotics are not able to tolerate.  And, it is extremely safe bacteria,” says Bakal.

After Image. PA5051 probiotic research has shown that dogs with atopic dermatitis have a marked improvement using its Pediococcus-based probiotic.

Among the advantages of PA5051 are:

  • Adapted environmental bacteria that is more tolerant to heat and acid
  • Delivers live bacteria through the digestive system to reach small and large intestines
  • Supports digestion and immunity
  • Compatible with antibiotics